DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY (DCU) has been named as one of the world’s top 50 universities that are under 50-years-old.
In the latest rankings of the globe’s youngest third-level institutions, DCU placed 46th. That is 280 places higher than its overall world ranking.
It is the only Irish university to feature in the QS World University Rankings list of those facilities established after 1962.
Professor Brian MacCraith, president of DCU, welcomed the achievement.
“We are delighted with this outcome,” he said. “The inclusion of DCU in this rankings table is a resounding international endorsement of our quality as a young, dynamic university.”
The universities were scored on academic and employer reputation, faculty-student ratio, publications, citations per paper, the proportion of international students and exchange students.
Most of Ireland’s third-level educational institutes are not eligible for the prestigious list as they were set up long before 1962.
Top of the rankings was The Chinese University of Hong Kong, followed closely by its neighbour the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.