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Universities in Galway

National University of Ireland, Galway

National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) was founded in 1845. A leader in research and teaching, the university's commitment to innovation attracts students and professors from all over the world. Of the university's 17,000 students, 13% come from outside of Ireland. NUI Galway is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland and is thus fully accredited by the Governing Body of the NUI system under the Universities act of 1997. NUI Galway's Engineering program is accredited by the Washington Accord. ISA participants studying at NUI Galway for a semester or academic-year have the opportunity to take a wide range of courses with local and international students, while ISA particpants studying at NUI Galway for a summer have the opportunity to take a wide range of Irish Studies courses with international students.

Popular areas of study at NUI Galway include:

  • Engineering
  • Irish Gaelic Studies
  • English
  • History
Renowned not only for its academics, NUI Galway's focus on the student experience sets it apart from other universities. Hosting more than 100 student societies and sports clubs, the university encourages student involvement both inside and outside the classroom. ISA students are welcome to participate in any number of organizations, as well as in the university's volunteer program ALIVE. Program participants also have access to the campus library, the campus gym and various support services, such as medical services, counseling and disability support.

The QS World University Rankings ranked NUI Galway 287th in 2012. The President of the Republic of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland, Enda Kenny, are just a few of NUI Galway's notable alumni.