IT ALL BEGAN IN 1845...

That was the year Queen’s College Galway was founded. Following construction of the iconic Quadrangle building, the University opened its doors four years later to the first cohort of just 68 students.

NUI Galway has grown massively in size and reputation over the past 170 years, with a student population today of over 18,000. According to QS World University Rankings, we are ranked 259 in the world and have been increasing our global reach and reputation over the past decade.

Key Facts

259

in the world according to QS World University Rankings

#1

Galway has been dubbed the 'Most Charming City’ by the New York Times

96%

of our grads are working or in further study 6 months after graduating


Our International Reputation

NUI Galway has a growing international reputation based on the quality of our teaching and the global impact of our research.

Our Location

Set between Connemara and the Burren on the broad sweep of Galway Bay, Galway is as distinctive as it is beautiful.

What Sets Us Apart

Explore some of the themes and priorities that make our University unique.