GMIT named Sunday Times Institute of Technology of the Year 2022

Sunday, November 14, 2021 Press Office
Press Release
Dr Orla Flynn, President of GMIT [Photo: Aengus McMahon]

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) has been named Institute of Technology of the Year in the new edition of the Sunday Times Good University Guide (2022) published today (Sunday 14 November 2021).

GMIT is among 19 Irish Higher Education institutes featured in the guide, all of which are ranked on eight key performance measures. The publication is complemented by a fully searchable website containing tables and profiles of all the institutes.

GMIT won the top IoT accolade based on multiple achievements this past academic year (2020/21) such as  TU designation approval, academic restructuring, collaboration with business and industry in the development of new courses and facilities, high levels of student engagement, a four-place rise in the overall rankings, and the awarding of the coveted Athena SWAN Bronze accolade.

There is further good news for Galway with the announcement that NUI Galway has won the Sunday Times University of the Year 2022.

Commenting on the success of Galway’s two third-level colleges this year, Alastair McCall, Education Editor, Sunday Times, says: “ It is a double triumph for Galway with GMIT carrying off the Institute of Technology of the Year award for a fourth time, just weeks after the announcement that it is to become a Technological University in 2022 in partnership with Letterkenny and Sligo institutes of technology. The development and ultimate success of that project, coupled with a four-place rise in this year’s league table, helped GMIT to the prize.

“GMIT embodies everything good about the institutes of technology. Outstanding business and industry links translate into good employment options for graduates, while high levels of student engagement are evidence of an institution in tune with its undergraduates. With Technological University title to come next year, the future is looking rosy for GMIT. Our award is recognition of the effort that has gone in to get the institution to this point and of our expectation that this is just a springboard to further success.”

GMIT President Dr Orla Flynn says: “This welcome recognition highlights the huge commitment of all our staff who consistently strive for excellence in teaching and learning, in research and in our engagement with enterprise. We enter 2022 - the golden jubilee of our establishment - with the aim of becoming a technological university with partners IT Sligo and Letterkenny IT and delivering even more for our students and many stakeholders across the region and beyond.”

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About the Sunday Times Good University Guide
Now in its 20th year of publication the guide provides the definitive rankings for Irish third-level institutions, together with profiles of each institution and a view from students of what it is like to study there. It also contains the first full listing of 2022 honours degree courses and the first-round entry points needed to access these courses from the recently-completed 2021 admissions cycle.

There is a tablet edition, plus extended online coverage, at, which features fully searchable tables on each of the eight measures on which institutions are ranked, together with extended profiles of each. It also contains full access to the newspaper’s UK university guide.


Issued by Regina Daly, GMIT Communications & Press Officer, GMIT, Dublin Road, Galway.
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Galway-Mayo IT, IT Sligo and Letterkenny IT working together to become a TU for the West and North-West of Ireland