Overview:NUI Galway was established in 1845 and is one of Ireland's foremost centres of academic excellence. The University's past is intertwined with the history of Galway and Ireland. With over 17,000 students and more than 2,200 staff, NUI Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence. NUI Galway has earned national and international recognition as a research-led community with a commitment to top-quality teaching. At NUI Galway, there is a strong connection to the Irish language; in addition, volunteering and community outreach play a strong role in academic life.