Research is the hallmark of a university and NUI Galway is ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world for the quality of its research and teaching.

Collaborative, creative, interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial research opportunities exist in the areas of Sociology and Political Science, Psychology, the Humanities, Geography and Archaeology, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and Education.

The College has prioritised two cross-disciplinary research themes, building on our international success to date. These are:

  • Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy
  • Humanities in Context, including Digital Humanities

You can find further information on the College’s research on the School and discipline research pages and the web pages of the following research institutes.

Research Institutes

Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies involves the challenge of enquiry, the excitement of discovery, and the satisfaction of helping to change society. Join us in the quest for new knowledge.

There are a range of research initiatives in the College, including the Research Support Scheme which provides funding support to encourage the development and completion of research projects across all areas of research in the College (including scholarly and creative projects); the New Professors' Inaugural Lecture Series which features research presentations by recently appointed Professors in the College; and the Spotlight on Research series which highlights recent research achievements in the College.