Sunday Times Rankings

NUI Galway has achieved the University of the Year status for the 2018 Good University Guide. This is the 3rd time that NUI Galway has won this inaugural Sunday Times University Guide 'University of the Year', gaining this status previously in 2009 and in 2002. The published results are provided in a supplementary guide format in the Sunday Times. The Sunday Times University Guide provides a University League Table and a short synopsis of each of the Irish Universities. 

Outperforming 21 other third-level institutions, NUI Galway's strong reputation as a centre of excellence in relation to medical technology, its excellence across the arts and sciences, its impressive progression rates as well as having the best job prospects of any other Irish university were among the reasons for the award. The Sunday Times highlighted a number of factors contributing to the University's success, including the quality of academic staff, research citations and income, student job prospects, our recent investment in medtech research, as well as new facilities for Drama, Human Biology, and medical academies.

Sunday Times Weightings

The weightings of each metric used in the Sunday Times Ranking are shown in the chart below.

ST Weighting

ST League Table

The Sunday Times League Table published in the Sunday Times, October 2017.

ST League 2017


To see NUI Galway's historic ranking in the Sunday Times, click on the IRO's Intranet.