Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris T.D. today officially launched University of Galway.
The renaming of the University marks a new chapter in its history stretching back to 1845, and follows the change being approved by the Governing Authority of the University in April.
Speaking at the launch event on-campus, Minister Harris said: "I'm pleased to be here today to share with you an important day for the university. Today you are rebranding as University of Galway, which delivers a very clear sense of this magnificent institution's place and identity.
"Galway is noted rightly as a place of industry and creativity, of community and debate and this is very much reflective of the university too.
"I believe this rebrand speaks to both the city and the institution's shared history but also looks to the future in helping to further raise the university's profile abroad."