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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
- Research & Innovation
- Business & Industry
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
THE Teaching Rankings
THE European Teaching Rankings Overview
The Times Higher Education has recently launched a Teaching Rankings for European Universities. NUI Galway participated in this ranking for the first time in March 2019. The results were published in August 2019 and unfortunately, NUI Galway did not reflect well in this ranking with a rank in the range of 126-150 compared to our peer institutions in Ireland who fell in the less than 100 rank. See details of, THE European Teaching Results here:
Find out more about the methodology used in THE European Rankings here
The indicators for this ranking are:
- Student engagement- 35%
Engagement (10%), Interaction (10%), Student Recommendation (10%) and Links to labour market (5%)
- Resources- 20%
Staff to student ratio (7.5%), Research papers published to staff ratio (7.5%) and Quality of services (5%)
- Outcomes - 20%
Academic reputation (10%), Graduate Rate (5%) and Skills Development (5%)
- Environment- 25%
The gender balance of academic staff (7%), the gender balance of students (7%), the proportion of international students (5.5%) and Erasmus+/ Student mobility (5.5%)
A large proportion of the ranking is based on the, THE Student Survey of Engagement which students fill in on the, THE website. Participation in this Student Engagement Survey is very small due to the fact that it coincides with the Irish International Student Survey of Engagement distributed at the same time.
These are the survey questions that are used by THE in the ranking (students were asked to answer on a scale of zero to 10):
- To what extent do you have the opportunity to interact with the faculty and teachers at your university as part of your learning experience?
- To what extent does your university provide opportunities for collaborative learning?
- To what extent does the teaching at your university support critical thinking?
- To what extent does the teaching at your university support reflection upon, or making connections among, things you have learned?
- To what extent does the teaching at your university support applying your learning to the real world?
- To what extent have the classes you have taken in your university so far challenged you?
- If a friend or family member were considering going to university, based on your experience, how likely or unlikely are you to recommend your university to them?
- Do you think your university is effective in helping you to secure valuable internships that prepare you for your chosen career?
- To what extent are you satisfied with the access to learning materials (such as library, texts, labs and online material) at your university?
- To what extent are you satisfied with the quality of the learning environment (such as lecture halls, study areas, and labs) at your university?
- To what extent do you think that the teaching at your university is supporting you to learn skills that will be useful in the world of work after university (for example writing, numeric, presentation or other skills)?
- To what extent do you have the opportunity to learn about and make connections to the world of work after university (for example through work placements, careers advice)?
22nd April 2020
NUI Galway achieves a world rank of 68th out of 767 Institutions in the Times Higher Education World Impact Rankings This ranking is based on how each university is contributing to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition, NUI Galway achieved a rank of 10th in the world for the SDG14: Life Below Water.