The Minister for Health Simon Harris will visit Galway today to officially open a new €35 million human biology building at NUI Galway.
The facility will be used to teach and train medical students, as well as for research into a range of health issues.
The five-storey building will be the main location for undergraduate and postgraduate medical teaching, while science, biomedical science and engineering students will also study there.
In addition, the building will also be the location for cutting-edge scientific and medical research by academics from across the campus.
The new building was funded by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and NUI Galway with support from the European Investment Bank.