National University of Ireland, Maynooth

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Template:IrishUniInfoBox The National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUIM) was founded in 1997 by the Universities Act, 1997 as a constituent university of the National University of Ireland. It is the smallest university in Ireland, it is located in Maynooth, County Kildare, with 5,000 students.

The university and St Patrick's College, Maynooth have a common history before 1997, in 1966 the college allowed the entry of lay students, this greatly expanded the college. The Faculties of Arts, Science, Celtic Studies and Philosophy of the recognised college now form the university. The university has also expanded into finance and engineering since 1997.

The university maintains a campus in Kilkenny, "Kilkenny Campus", since September 1997 and this is based at St. Kieran's College. Their are approximately 170 students located on the campus and they are on bachelor and postgraduate certificate and diploma courses, primarily with a adult education emphasis.

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Universities of Ireland
Republic of Ireland: Dublin City University | National University of Ireland | University of Dublin | University of Limerick
NUI Constituent Universities: Cork | Dublin | Galway | Maynooth
Northern Ireland: Queen's University of Belfast | University of Ulster
QUB University Colleges: St Mary's | Stranmillis

Other degree awarding authorities in Ireland
Dublin Institute of Technology | Higher Education and Training Awards Council | King's Inns | Pontifical University of Maynooth | Presbyterian Theological Faculty Ireland
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