QS Rankings Highlight Advances by NUI Galway

NUI Galway welcomed the publication of the QS World University Subject Rankings which ranked NUI Galway as world leading for its teaching and research in 20 subjects. 

This is a marked increase since last year, when the University was recognised in 12 subjects and follows recent advances in both the QS and Times Higher Education (THE) University rankings which have seen NUI Galway join the ranks of the Top 250 global educational institutions. 

With 20 subject areas now featuring in the top tier globally, three are ranked in the top 200 (Medicine, Earth & Marine Sciences and Geography), English Language and Literature is ranked in the top 150 globally and Nursing is ranked in the top 100 in the world.

Speaking about the achievement, Dr Jim Browne, President of NUI Galway, said:  “While no rankings system is perfect, this recognition by QS highlights the quality of teaching and research at NUI Galway across a diverse range of subject areas.  This confirmation of our status among the world’s elite institutions is positive for our students as they enter international employment markets with qualifications that rank among the best globally.”

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Key Facts


NUI Galway Climbed 22 Places in the QS World University Rankings.


institutions were considered for inclusion.


We now rank 249 in the world on the QS World University league table.


consecutive year that NUI Galway has continued its rise.


NUI Galway is now home to over 3,000 international students.


There are over 18,000 students enrolled at NUI Galway.