University of Galway

301–350th
World University Rankings 2024
=34th
Impact Rankings 2023
126-150th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
University of Galway, University Road, Galway, Connacht, H91 TK33, Ireland

About University of Galway

The University of Galway – Ollscoil na Gaillimhe was founded in 1845 as Queens College, Galway. It then became a constituent college of the National University of Ireland and changed its name to University College, Galway. It retained this title until 1997 when the Universities Act changed it to the National University of Ireland, Galway. In 2022 it rebranded as University of Galway – Ollscoil na Gaillimhe.

The university was given special responsibility to use the Irish language as the working language of the college.

The university has five colleges including the college of arts, social sciences and Celtic studies, college of business, public policy and law, college of engineering and informatics, college of medicine, nursing and health sciences and the college of science.

The university has more than 110 active societies and more than 50 sports clubs. The oldest society is the literary and debating society which was founded in 1846.

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Key statistics

  • 15,734
    Number of FTE Students
    (1)
  • 25%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
    (1)
  • 59 : 41
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (1)
  • 26.1
    No. of students per staff
    (1)
  • 16%
    Percentage of International Students
    (1)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at University of Galway

  • Physical sciences

    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Chemistry
  • Arts & humanities

    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • Archaeology
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Education

    • Education
  • Life sciences

    • Agriculture & Forestry
    • Biological Sciences
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Medicine & Dentistry
    • Other Health
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Engineering & technology

    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • General Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
  • Social sciences

    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Geography
    • Sociology
    • Communication & Media Studies
  • Law

    • Law
  • Business & economics

    • Accounting & Finance
    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Business & Management