University of Galway Leads The World In Medical Technology Studies

University of Galway (UOG) one of the oldest and largest universities in Ireland and is ranked 270th or the top 2% of 1,400 institutions worldwide in the QS University World Rankings. The university achieves a rank of first place in Ireland and 47th in the World in the Times Higher Education(THE) Impact Ranking Results 2022 edition.

UOG offers a broad range of internationally recognised courses; 70 undergraduate programmes and 170 postgraduate programmes to over 18,500 students.

Being one of five global hubs for biomedicine and with 8 of the top 10 global med-tech firms based in Galway is a testament to the high quality education and real world impact this institution possesses. The city of Galway is also an ICT hotspot, with Ireland being made home as operational hubs for top global ICT companies such as Google, Paypal, HP, Apple, Facebook, and IBM.  

The university is known for its research-led commitment and is also renowned for its medical technology (MedTech) studies. UOG collaborates with world-leading medical device companies such as Medtronic and  Boston Scientific, as well as internationally acclaimed institutes including MIT, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Stanford University, McMaster University and the Mayo Clinic. These collaborations feedback into the university’s research and teaching to create the next generation of MedTech pioneers.

There are many other paths students can pursue at UOG from the four (4) primary academic colleges under the institution; College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies, College of Business, Public Policy and Law (including partner college Shannon College of Hotel Management), College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and College of Science and Engineering. 

With multiple commercial success from its teaching and research programmes, it is no surprise that the institution sees a 96% employment rate for its bachelors graduates and 94% employment rate for postgraduates. Job placements and internships is also a staple practice at the university in order for students to hit the ground running upon graduation. Certain courses enable students to take on the role of consultants and work directly with an assigned company to address a specific problem and develop a research-based solution.

Students back in lecture theatres at NUI Galway. Photograph by Aengus McMahon

The wellspring of industry and research excellence has led to an exceptionally rich ecosystem in the city of Galway which informs and drives innovation in UOG’s undergraduate and postgraduate education. Within this ecosystem, lecturers, researchers, students and industry are highly engaged. At University of Galway, teaching and research is interweaved closely where research informs teaching content and approach while teaching and feedback inspires its research roadmap. 

Student life in the scenic ecology of Ireland is both breathtaking and great for focused studies. The New York Times has dubbed Galway ‘Ireland’s Most Charming City’! Needless to say it has a welcoming academic community where international students can discover unique and warm cultures to immerse in.