Established in 1845, NUI Galway is one of Ireland's foremost centers of academic excellence and now ranks third place in Ireland. It is in the top 300 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2019-20 and positioned at 259 in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2016/2017.
With over 18,000 students, more than 2,200 staff, NUI Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence in the area of intelligent systems, advanced materials, biomedical engineering, clean energy and environment, and communication technologies. It has earned international recognition as a research-led community with an internationally recognised expertise in Biomedical science and engineering. 
 The University has attracted over 50 Million Euro EU funding with notable successes in the Capacities, Cooperation, Ideas and People programmes. Research funding supports a wide range of research activity from individual scholarship through to large scale interdisciplinary programs and on to more applied research, technology development and engagement with industry.
NUI Galway is committed to playing a strong and supportive role in civic engagement and Ireland's leading university for student volunteering, with more than 1200 registered volunteers. Students have the opportunity to volunteer on community projects in their free time and as part of their coursework.
One of the largest volunteering programme is the Cell explorers programme (www.cellexplorers.com). Created at NUI Galway in 2012, it is now delivering hands-on science activities nationally. It has reached nearly 40000 members of the public since 2012. This is done by a team of young scientists from higher education institutions (1400 team members since creation) who are trained at delivering science communication and public engagement activities on modern biology.

Contact person: Muriel Grenon
Email: muriel.grenon@nuigalway.ie
Web & Social Media: www.nuigalway.ie
Address: University road, Galway