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.  





10th April 2024 

QS World University Subject Rank 2024: University of Galway  achieved a global rank in 24 subjects, up from 23 in 2023, with a Top 100 Global Rank in 3 subjects. 


5th December 2023

University of Galway is ranked 120 in the second year of the QS Sustainability Ranking, up from 161-170 in 2022. 


27th September 2023

University of Galway retains it's global rank of 301-350 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2024. 


20th September 2023

University of Galway is ranked 98th in Europe out of 690 institutions across 42 European locations in the inaugural QS World University Rankings: Europe 


27th June 2023

University of Galway is ranked 289th out of ~ 1500 institutions worldwide in the QS World university Rankings. 


1st June 2023

University of Galway continued to climb in the  5th edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World IMPACT Rankings 2023, andhas a global rank of 34 (no. 1 in Ireland, up from 47 in 2022) out of a total  of 1,591 institutions from 112 countries across the World.

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22nd March 2023

QS World University Subject Rank 2023: University of Galway achieved a global rank in 23 Subjects, up from 22 last year - with Performing Arts at University of Galway achieiving a global rank of 101-120 for the first time. The subject of English at University of Galway also broke into the top 100 in the world, achieving a global subject rank of 91. 


12th October 2022

University of Galway has climbed in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2023,  into the 301-350 category, up from the 351-400 category last year.