DCU President welcomes success at a difficult time for Irish Higher Education
For the third year running, Dublin City University has been ranked in the top 100 of the world’s young universities (less than 50 years old).
The Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 aims to highlight a new breed of high-performing universities that have managed to join the world elite over decades rather than centuries, and that have the potential to become the next global academic powerhouses. Ranked joint 92nd in the league table, DCU is again part of a prestigious group that includes an increasing number of highly-funded Asian universities. This achievement by DCU builds on its success in the QS World Top 50 Under 50 University Rankings published earlier this year in which DCU was the only Irish higher education institution featured.
President of DCU, Professor Brian MacCraith welcomed DCU's success in these newly published rankings,
“While international rankings tables use differing methodologies to determine what constitutes quality higher education, rankings such as those created by THE and QS produce a broad range of performance metrics which are highly influential both at home and on the international stage. Our inclusion in the top 100 in this league table, combined with our listing in the QS Top 50 under 50 earlier this year, is testimony to the quality and commitment of our staff and students. At a very difficult time for higher education in Ireland, this success is particularly significant, as is the inclusion of two other Irish higher education institutions in the table. We congratulate them also."
The THE 100 Under 50 2014 uses a comprehensive list of 13 objective performance indicators (teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook etc) that underpin the prestigious THE World University Rankings, but employs a specially recalibrated methodology to better capture the characteristics of young universities. The 100 Under 50 is part of a portfolio of university ranking systems that has established THE as the world’s most respected and widely referenced provider of comparative university performance data.