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Our University Name | Ainm Ár nOllscoile

3 May 2022 

Our University Name | Ainm Ár nOllscoile


Údarás na hOllscoile, the Governing Authority of NUI Galway, has approved the renaming of this institution to Ollscoil na Gaillimhe - University of Galway and planning is underway to formally adopt the new name at the end of the summer.

From then the bilingual title of the university - Ollscoil na Gaillimhe - University of Galway - will be used on all official documentation.

The decision to rename the University is being taken following detailed assessment of the issues and comprehensive consultation and internal discussion.

The University has been in Galway and of Galway since the mid-nineteenth century. Ollscoil na Gaillimhe - University of Galway, gives a clearer sense of the University as an institution. Galway is a place of industry and creativity, of citizenship and debate.

The President of the University Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh had the following to say: “As a community of scholars in a community of scholarship, we will continue this long and distinguished tradition and trajectory of curiosity, this ambition for our place and from this place, as we progress our values of respect, excellence, openness and sustainability, for the public good.

The University is proud of the role it has played in Galway’s journey to become a global city. City and university have grown together and our new name encapuslates that history and is a promise for the future.”