The National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) is the largest and oldest University in the West of Ireland, with over 17,000 students and more than 2,400 staff. The university is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide for teaching and research quality with a distinguished reputation for excellence in the fields of social science, medicine, nursing and health sciences. It is included in the top200 Most International Universities in the world for international outlook (Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings2015-2016). NUIG is one of the top universities nationally for graduate employment with 91% of graduates in work or further study within six months of graduating. Within NUIG the Discipline of Health Promotion is a multidisciplinary academic unit incorporating the Health Promotion Research Centre (HPRC). The HPRC was designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Health PromotionResearch in 2009 and received re-designation in October 2013. This designation is a recognition of the international standing of the work of the Centre.