The 100 under 50 list, compiled by the Times Higher Education magazine who regularly rank the world’s top universities, uses the same performance criteria as those for that list, but focuses on those institutions under the age of 50 years.
The University of Limerick features at 97th on the prestigious list of world universities, and UL president Professor Don Barry welcomed the position on the list.
“This latest accolade comes during a period of increasing recognition of the growing status of the University,” he said.
“We are widely recognised for the outstanding student experience we offer to all our students, the excellence of our research and the impact UL is making on our society and our economy,” he added.
The Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 list aims to show which nations are challenging the traditional education powerhouses in the UK and America and offers insight into which institutions may be “future world leaders”.
UL was independently evaluated in 2011 by the international university rating agency QS Stars and was awarded the maximum 5-star rating in 6 categories – teaching, engagement, internationalisation, innovation and knowledge transfer, infrastructure, and employability of UL graduates.
Another recent nationwide survey of students in Ireland, commissioned by CourseHub.ie, indicated that UL’s students are the most satisfied in the country with a satisfaction rating of 85%.