The Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI) fosters community university partnerships that aim to promote the principles and practices of civic engagement and democracy.

President of Ireland

"I acknowledge NUI Galway as a leader in civic engagement - a leader in putting its intellectual assets at the disposal of the community. I applaud the move to value academic achievement not just in terms of the number of published articles but also in terms of its social and community impact. To me it is a prime example of research that is socially aware, socially responsible and that lives up to the highest vision of what a university is for - a constructive agent of change for the good in our society." (February 2012)