Times Higher Education World University Rankings

The World University Rankings 2018/19, published by Times Higher Education(THE) places NUI Galway within the 301-350 rank worldwide. This ranking of the world’s top universities is based on 13 separate performance indicators covering all of the core missions of a world class university; teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The survey also includes one of the world’s largest academic reputation survey, with more than 10,000 academics asked to rate the world’s best universities for the 2018/19 ranking.

 Speaking on the announcement of this year’s THE rankings, President of NUI Galway, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh said: “We at NUI Galway are determined to further enhance our international reputation and reach, serving our students and our hinterland and drawing on the strengths of our people in research, teaching and societal impact. We look forward to seeing these strengths reflected in future international rankings.”

Investing in the future of Higher Education in Ireland

In a highly competitive environment, Ireland needs to invest in higher education to compete with the best internationally.

In September 2018, NUI Galway President, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, signed an Irish Universities Association charter on behalf of the University calling on the Irish government to invest more in our higher education sector. The Charter sets out six core commitments by universities, which will work in partnership with government and other stakeholders, to fully deliver:

Build on the quality of the student experience in a digital age

Increase the scale, scope and impact of investment in research and innovation

Expand student access and increase engagement with communities and industry

Support a programme of staff development and increased equality and diversity

Create more flexible and accountable structures

Secure investment and resources to achieve our ambitions

Find out more about the IUA Charter here. Read this op-ed in The Irish Times calling for further investment in Irish higher education, as written by University President, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, and current and former NUI Galway Students’ Union Presidents, Megan Reilly and Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh.