Consistent Rise in Rankings
NUI Galway is internationally recognised for its excellence, and we are counted among the Top 2% of universities worldwide. In the past five years, NUI Galway has been the only university in Ireland to rise consistently in the most competitive World University Rankings. Both the QS and Times Higher Education Rankings have placed the University in a higher position year-on-year.
QS World University Ranking
In 2016, NUI Galway bucked the trend nationally and rose 22 places in the QS Rankings to 249. This is the first time the University has broken into the Top 250 and it places us in 3rd position in Ireland - the highest ranked university outside of Dublin.
Times Higher Education
Our position in the THE World University Rankings has also risen consistently in recent years. In 2016, we rose 25 places, and for the first time leapt into the 201-250 range, compared to 351-400 in 2012.