On behalf of the Irish Universities Quality Board, I am delighted to welcome delegates to the West of Ireland and I am grateful to the National University of Ireland, Galway for hosting the fifth in our series of annual conferences. The theme for this year’s conference is Institutional Research, a topic which is of particular interest and relevance at this time of exciting challenge and reform in Irish higher education. I believe that we have assembled a very interesting mix of national and international contributors and hope that you enjoy the conference and associated workshops.
Dr Padraig Walsh
Irish Universities Quality Board