Dublin City University (DCU) is the only Irish university to feature in international ranking of the top 50 ‘young’ universities in the world, placed 44th in a table dominated mainly by Asian universities.
For the third year in a row, DCU has been listed in the QS World Top 50 under 50, which showcases the next generation of leading universities established since 1964.
Universities are scored on research excellence, employability of graduates and international engagement.
Professor Brian MacCraith, president of DCU said inclusion of Irish universities in these international rankings was critical when looking at the sustainability of the Irish higher education sector.
“DCU’s ranking as one of the world’s top young universities would have been pivotal in attracting students from abroad and in the development of strategic international partnerships such as DCU’s recent agreement with the Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University in Saudi Arabia to deliver undergraduate business programmes.
“While funding models for higher education remain uncertain into the future, it is imperative that we look to maximise and leverage the international reputation of Irish higher education.”