National University of Ireland, GalwayUniversity


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Foundation: 1845

Mission: To foster a vibrant community of students and staff, where distinguished learning, impactful research, and creative thinking are shared with the world. We will fulfil this mission over the coming years with renewed vision, and with our eyes firmly on the opportunities and challenges ahead.

Vision: NUI Galway will be a leading global university, renowned for our distinctive areas of research, recognised as an institution of choice for our teaching and scholarship, celebrated for our outstanding engagement with wider society, and enriched by a dynamic network of partnerships.


Overall percentile
Research percentile
Innovation percentile
Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28OECDIreland
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +521st303rd303rd451st5th
Arts and Humanities +424th227th227th386th4th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 574th312th303rd510th5th
Business, Management and Accounting 405th183rd180th323rd3rd
Chemistry 531st291st285th451st6th
Computer Science 462nd211th205th355th4th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +453rd289th295th384th7th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 441st224th227th356th5th
Energy 443rd211th212th336th4th
Engineering +395th179th175th300th5th
Environmental Science 384th191st191st294th3rd
Mathematics 554th328th321st465th6th
Medicine +602nd334th323rd534th6th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 614th333rd337th536th6th
Physics and Astronomy 498th262nd254th409th5th
Psychology 416th194th190th388th5th
Social Sciences +410th168th167th345th4th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatiĆ³n allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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