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Chuck Feeney’s Contributions to Universities in Ireland

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The Atlantic Philanthropies |

The Atlantic Philanthropies’ Founding Chairman Chuck Feeney is well known in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland for his tireless efforts to support education and international quality university research in Irish society. This video provides highlights of this work.

NUI Galway

The Atlantic Philanthropies grants have contributed to the expansion of NUI Galway, including an award-winning engineering building designed as a “living laboratory” for the university’s students and faculty, and a Life Course Institute for the social sciences.

University College Cork

Atlantic, through its joint grantmaking with Government for the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI), has supported University College Cork by building new laboratories and institutes, including the Tyndall Institute, and endowing professorships. Tyndall is now the country’s largest research facility.

Queen’s University Belfast

The Atlantic Philanthropies have supported Queen’s Universtiy Belfast since the 1990s. One of the university’s most important efforts, the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, which is a flagship facility that is the first of its kind on the island.

University of Limerick

The Atlantic Philanthropies have supported the University of Limerick since 1987, building the institution into a recognized centre of cultural learning.

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