One of the world’s best universities, NUI Galway, is to exhibit at Jobs Expo Galway in February. NUI Galway is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland. It is ranked among the top 2 per cent of universities in the world.
A brief history of NUI Galway
Founded in 1845, NUI Galway has earned international recognition. It is as a research-led university, which also has a commitment to top quality teaching.
The university opened in 1849 as Queen’s College, Galway. The following year it became part of the Queen’s University of Ireland. It became a constituent college of the new National University of Ireland in 1908. In 1997 it became known as the National University of Ireland, Galway. NUIG announced plans in 2015 to make the university a “campus of the future.”
The university today
The NUIG campus is in the city centre. Galway is a vibrant city and home to a number of cultural and sporting festivals. It is also a young city, and students make up a fifth of the city’s population.
The university has more than 17,000 students as well as around 2,500 staff. NUI Galway teaches over 60 disciplines across 16 Schools and five Colleges.
NUI Galway attracts over €50 million in direct research income annually. In addition, NUIG is home to a number of internationally recognised research centres and institutes.
Furthermore, at their Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development, NUI Galway offers an extensive range of professional, part-time and evening courses. These affordable and flexible part-time courses cover a variety of subject areas such as Business & Management, Science & Technology, Arts & Social Sciences, Community Education, Early Childhood Studies and Training & Education – as well as short courses, CPD courses, Springboard courses and online courses.