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. According to QS World University Rankings, the University is now among the Top 1% in the world, and we are recognised as being one of the best universities for our international outlook.
Since 2014 NUI Galway has moved up 24 places in the QS World University Rankings, and has been the only University in Ireland to increase its ranking year on year in the previous five years. Both the QS and Times Higher Education Rankings have placed the University in a high position, and we are now counted among the Top Universities in both rankings. NUI Galway now ranks among the Top 1% of Universities worldwide based on data from QS World University Rankings.
Top 1% of Universities worldwide based on data from QS.
Since 2014 NUI Galway has moved up 24 places.
We now rank 260 in the world in the QS World University Rankings.