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 area

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 621st369th370th554th9th
Arts and Humanities 445th248th243rd407th7th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 596th318th305th522nd6th
Business, Management and Accounting 482nd219th217th386th4th
Chemistry 407th173rd166th336th1st
Computer Science 509th257th254th409th6th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 488th319th319th420th8th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 448th232nd233rd372nd6th
Energy 297th96th96th195th1st
Engineering 430th208th204th333rd3rd
Environmental Science 475th285th279th387th6th
Mathematics 523rd298th299th425th6th
Medicine 607th322nd314th557th6th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 596th294th290th503rd7th
Physics and Astronomy 526th298th295th455th5th
Psychology 439th203rd197th412th5th
Social Sciences 462nd212th213th392nd5th

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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