General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Abbreviation NUIG
Teachers 1,734
Students 12,295
Foreigners 16%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Deo Favente
• Department of Education and Skills, Ireland
• European University Association (EUA)
• Coimbra Group
World ranking380
Country ranking4
Academic Reputation379
Employer Reputation347
Quality of teaching170
International Faculty130
International Students261
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities284
Engineering and Technology264
Life Sciences and Medicine294
Natural Science364
Social Sciences and Management352
Cost of living in Gaillimh, USD/month
Accommodation 301 391
Food 186 391
Transportation 63 167
Communications and utilities 92 112
Clothing 25 96
Sports and leisure 25 82
Accommodation in Gaillimh, USD/month
Shared room outside of centre304
Shared room in city centre395
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre575
1 bedroom apartment in city centre709
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking380
QS World University Rankings271
Webometrics Ranking2844
Alternative title
ga Ollscoil na hÉireann Gaillimh
National University of Ireland Galway or Irish OÉ Gaillimh (NUIG) - public higher education institution in Ireland.

National University of Ireland Galway - Description

The University was founded in 1845 as Queen's College Galway. It was one of the three Queen's Colleges founded under the Queen's Colleges (Ireland) Act, 1845, the others being located in Belfast and Cork. The College opened for students on 30th October 1849.By the Irish Universities Act (1908), Queen's College Galway became a Constituent College of the new National University of Ireland, and under a new Charter the name of the College was changed to University College, Galway. In 1929, the College was given a special statutory responsibility under the University College Galway Act in respect of the use of the Irish language as a working language in the College. Under the Universities Act, 1997, University College, Galway was reconstituted as a University, under the name of Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh / National University of Ireland, Galway, and became a Constituent University of the National University of Ireland (together with NUI Dublin, NUI Cork and NUI Maynooth). Since the 1960's the University has experienced significant and continuous growth, both in its stock of buildings, facilities and physical resources and also in the numbers of its students and staff. Its total student enrolment during 2004/2005 academic year was over 15,000 (including...

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