By Joseph Murray
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 the University of Galway 98th in Europe out of 690 institutions across 42 locations.
The university was also ranked in the QS European ranking’s Top 50 for Sustainability, building on the announcement that the University of Galway was named as the number one university in Ireland.
The institution was also named in the world’s top 50 for its progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by The Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings earlier this year.
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.
Following the announcement, the President of University of Galway, Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh labelled the University’s placement as a “tremendous endorsement of the people and culture” at the 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”, he continued.
“I want to thank our students and staff for their hard work and commitment, and our alumni for being such outstanding ambassadors.”