University of Galway ranked in Top 100 in inaugural QS European rankings

Sep 20 2023 Posted: 11:10 IST

University of Galway also ranked in Top 50 for Sustainability


University of Galway has been named as one of the top Universities in Europe, according to the QS World University Rankings: Europe 2024.

The first Europe-wide rankings have placed University of Galway 98th in Europe out of 690 institutions across 42 locations.

University of Galway was also ranked in the QS European ranking’s Top 50 for Sustainability, building on the announcement that the University was named number one university in Ireland, and in the world’s top 50, for progress towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings earlier this year.

In May, the Government of Ireland designated University of Galway as a national SDG Champion, and this week the University is hosting its inaugural Sustainable Development Goals Week to increase awareness, engagement and action to help achieve the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

President of University of Galway Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh said: “Being ranked in the top 100 universities in Europe in these inaugural QS rankings and number one for sustainability in Ireland in THE Impact Rankings is a tremendous endorsement of the people and culture of our university. It is a reflection of the continuous effort across our University to be a university for the public good, true to our values of respect, excellence, openness and sustainability. From this place and for this place, we are determined to further enhance our international reputation and reach, while serving our students and community. I want to thank our students and staff for their hard work and commitment, and our alumni for being such outstanding ambassadors.”

More information on the QS World University Rankings: Europe 2024 is available at


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