As we look to the future with ambition, it is important firstly to reaffirm the University's mission.‌

Our Mission

To foster a vibrant community of students and staff, where distinguished learning, impactful research, and creative thinking are shared with the world.

We will fulfil this mission over the coming years with renewed vision, and with our eyes firmly on the opportunities and challenges ahead.

Our Vision

NUI Galway will be a leading global university, renowned for our distinctive areas of research, recognised as an institution of choice for our teaching and scholarship, celebrated for our outstanding engagement with wider society, and enriched by a dynamic network of partnerships.

Our Values

The activities and work of NUI Galway are underpinned by five core values:

  • Ambition – we share a drive for excellence and leadership, working to a common purpose with confidence in our mission
  • Creativity – inspired by our unique location, a distinctive spirit of creativity imbues everything we do
  • Impact – our engagement and actions will make a meaningful difference in Galway, across the country, and around the world
  • Collaboration – strong, mutually-beneficial partnerships are at the heart of our approach, as we engage locally and internationally  
  • Integrity – building on our rich heritage, we value openness, diversity and good citizenship