About the University

With over 17,000 students and more than 2,400 staff, NUI Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence.

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Our Reputation
 

NUI Galway has earned national and international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top-quality teaching.‌

Our Campus

Our campus is in the middle of a €400 million expansion programme. With over 90 buildings on 105 hectares of land, the University is right in the heart of Galway city.

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How We're Unique

At NUI Galway, we have a strong commitment to the Irish language. Volunteering and community outreach also play a strong role in academic life.

The Irish Language

The language has a unique position in the University, predominantly due to its proximity to the Connemara Gaeltacht - one of several Irish-speaking regions in Ireland.

Our History

From Queen's College to National University of Ireland, the University's past is intertwined with the history of Galway and Ireland.‌‌‌

 

President's message

Read a message from President Browne.

Latest news

Read the latest news about the University.

Quick facts

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NUI Galway has over:

  • 17,000 students.
  • 2,000 international students from 92 countries.
  • 2,400 staff members.
  • 120 links with universities across the globe.
  • 90,000 alumni in 107 countries.
  • 165 years experience of providing university education. 

NUI Galway is:

  • Ireland's top University for student retention - Sunday Times 2011.
  • Irelands's top University for graduate employability with 96% of our graduates employed or in further study within six months of graduating.
  • the largest and oldest university in the west of Ireland.

NUI Galway is world leading for research in:

  • Biomedical Science and Engineering 
  • Web Science
  • Human Rights
  • Marine Science, Energy and Environmental Science
  • Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy
    Humanities, in particular literature, Theatre and Irish Studies

NUI Galway was awarded a QS Five Stars Rating in 2012