Rankings Overview

NUI Galway competes in a number of University Rankings projects:

Two of the most prominent international rankings include the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Ranking and the Times Higher Education (THE)  World University Rankings. NUI Galway has risen in rank in both these rankings in the 2011-2017 period and has been recognised as in the top 250 universities in the world in both of these world ranking systems, 2018-2019 has shown some fluctuation in both rankings. In the results published in 2020, the QS Rankings reflected very well for NUI Galway climbing 21 places and making it comfortably into the top 250 universities with a rank of 238. However in the THE Rankings NUI Galway moved into the lower bracket 301-350.  

QS and THE Results 2020 Rev B