National University of Ireland, Galway


The National University of Ireland Galway is a public research university located in the city of Galway, Ireland. In 1845, this institute was established as "Queen's College Galway" and was known as (UGC) "University College Galway" until 1997. NUI Galway is one of Ireland's most international universities, and Galway is Ireland's most diverse city.

NUI Galway offers a wide range of academia which is spread over the four colleges of the University:

  • Business, Public Policy and Law
  • College of Medicine
  • Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Science and Engineering

The University has several large Research centres and institutes. These are designated and characterized by high-quality and significant interdisciplinary research activity, including extensive collaboration internationally and nationally. At NUI Galway, there are 6 designated research institutes: DSI (Data Science Institute), ILAS (Institute for Life course and Society), NCBES (National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science), Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change, and Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies.


NUI Galway has a student body of over 18,000 students and a staff of more than 2,500. The institute has a distinguished reputation for research and teaching excellence. The University is home to almost 4,000 International Students from 110 different countries, making it the most international University in Ireland.

At NUI Galway, there are about 150 active students associations and societies, ranging from academic (such as botany, archaeology, astronomy, classics, chemistry, French, engineering, geography, law, marine, Italian, German, medicine, math, philosophy, microbiology, physics, Spanish and Russian) to performing and artistic (such as circus, orchestra, and choral). Religious societies at university represent Catholicism, Christianity, and the Society of Vincent de Paul. Lifestyle societies represent organic horticulture and veganism.

On the campus of NUI Galway, there are more than 40 sports clubs, ranging from indoor sports (such as badminton, archery, weightlifting, fencing, squash, and table tennis) to water sports (such as kayaking, rowing, sailing, scuba diving and windsurfing), as well as martial arts (such as karate, aikido, judo, kendo, taekwondo, and Muay Thai) plus triathlon, athletics, equestrian and snow sports.


This institute is an exciting place to be a student. The National University of Ireland Galway provides two student residences on campus: collectively comprising over 250 non-smoking apartments accommodating nearly 1500 students.

There are also 8 privately-owned student residences located off campus but within easy reach of the University that can be let by students privately.


  • By Q.S. World Ranking, the National University of Ireland Galway ranks 270.
  • According to Times Higher Education Ranking, the National University of Ireland Galway ranks 351-400.
  • U.S. News and World Report rank NUI Galway at 548.


National University of Ireland, Galway.
University Road, Galway, Ireland H91 TK33

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