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. Of particular note is NUI Galway's Literacy and Learning in the Community Service Learning course.
Popular areas of study at NUI Galway include:
The QS World University Rankings ranked NUI Galway among the top 1% of universities in 2017. The current President of the Republic of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, and the previous Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland, Enda Kenny, are just a few of NUI Galway's notable alumni.
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