About NUI Galway and the College of Science and Engineering

NUI Galway is the Sunday Times University of the Year 2022. Our prestigious history spans almost two centuries. Our spectacular location boasts the unique landscape and culture of the west of Ireland. Our global network connects us to partners around the world. Our researchers are shaping the future. Our students are shaping their own.

NUI Galway has grown massively in size and reputation over the past 175 years, with a student population today of over 18,000.

NUI Galway Ranking

NUI Galway has been named the University of the Year in the Sunday Times Good University Guide, published November 2021.

We are the world's 258th best university, according to the 2021 QS World University Rankings.

Sustainability at NUI Galway

At NUI Galway we take sustainability seriously and we recognise our responsibility to champion sustainability. Indeed our College of Science and Engineering is a leading force in achieving this for the University.

Several of our undergraduate and postgraduate courses have been designed in direct response to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and all of our courses now consider our contribution to the SDGs, and this is even reflected in the language and the themes that we use and explore and that you’ll learn about. 

We are:

In the Times Higher Impact Rankings we are:

• 44th in the world for “Sustainable Cities and Communities”, and also for “Good Health and Wellbeing”
• 26th for “Life Below Water” and
• 14th for Affordable and Clean Energy”.

Our University at a glance

Take a look around our beautiful campus in the heart of Galway city. Explore some of our areas of expertise and get a feel for life in our unique university. This video was filmed on campus, in Galway city, and around Connemara by Galway-based company, Bula Bosca.