Overview of THE Rankings

The Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings consist of a number of rankings which University of Galway partake in:

The Times Higher Education (THE) launched their first independent World University Rankings in 2010/2011.  Today over 1,500 institutions compete in the world university rankings. In order to be included in the world rankings, institutions must teach across a number of different subject areas, publish over 1,000 papers in a five-year period and teach undergraduates. University of Galway has been partaking in this THE ranking since 2010/2011. 

In addition to the THE World University Rankings,  THE also publishes a broad THE Subject Ranking each year covering 11 broad subject areas.  The subject ranking is based on data submitted in the World Rankings  mapped across eleven subject areas as outlined by THE (Computer Science, Engineering & Technology, Clinical & Health, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Psychology, Arts & Humanities, Education, Law, Social Sciences and Business & Economics). 

More recently (2019) THE launched the THE University Impact Rankings to measure a universitys progress and impact on the 17 United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The United Nations developed 17 sustainable development goals to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030.