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Learn about NUI Galway

Established in 1845, NUI Galway is one of Ireland's foremost centres of academic excellence.

About the University

With over 17,000 students and more than 2,200 staff, NUI Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence.

Our reputation

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

How we're unique

At NUI Galway, we have a strong connection to the Irish language. Plus, volunteering and community outreach play a strong role in academic life.

Our history

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

University structure

The three pillars the organisational structure of NUI Galway are {Uacute;}darás na hOllscoile, the Academic Council and the University Management Team