Founded in 1845, we've been inspiring students for 175 years. NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching.
NUI Galway has grown massively in size and reputation over the past 175 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.
NUI Galway has a growing international reputation based on the quality of our teaching and the global impact of our research. Set between Connemara and the Burren on the broad sweep of Galway Bay, Galway is as distinctive as it is beautiful.