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DCU performs very strongly in latest EU report card
DCU performs very strongly in latest EU report card

DCU performs very strongly in latest EU report card

U-Multirank, the European Commission-backed system for ranking international universities has awarded Dublin City University top grades across all its areas of assessment - quality of teaching & learning, reputation for research, success in knowledge transfer, international orientation and contribution to regional growth.  

U-Multirank adopts a different approach to other university league tables by grading institutions across a wide range of activities from ‘1’ (very good) to ‘5’ (weak), allowing users to identify a university’s strengths and weaknesses.

DCU scored 14 ‘1’ grades and 8 ‘2’ grades across a possible 25 indicators in which it was assessed, excelling in areas such as, attracting external research income, patents awarded, number of spin-out companies, international student and staff numbers, collaboration with regional industry, educational and social partners and undergraduate graduation rates. The university’s top grades were achieved in the following areas:

Knowledge transfer


Patents awarded (absolute numbers)

1

Spin-outs

1

Publications cited in patents

1

Co-publications with industry partners

1

Patents awarded (Size normalised)

1


Research


External research income

1

Interdisciplinary publications

1

Post-doctoral research positions

1

Top cited publications

1

Research publications

2

Research paper citation rate

2


International Orientation


Student mobility

1

International academic staff

1

International joint publications

1

International doctorate degrees

1


Regional engagement


Bachelor graduates working in region

1

Regional joint publications

2

Student internships in the region

2

Master’s graduates working in region

2


Teaching & Learning


Undergraduate graduation rate

1

Undergraduates completing on time

2

Masters students completing on time

2


Professor Brian MacCraith, President of DCU responded to the most recent rankings,

“We are greatly encouraged by this latest international acknowledgement of DCU’s strong performance across areas which lie at the heart of our ambition to be an internationally recognised, research-intensive University of Enterprise.  Our research output and impact performance continue to improve, reflecting the prioritisation of our research and innovation activities to respond to key societal challenges in health, digital technology, sustainable economies and democratic societies.  In addition, our strong metrics in the area of industry partnership and regional engagement further underscore the important role universities play in driving innovation and economic growth, both at regional and national levels.”

The third annual edition of U-Multirank is the largest since its launch in 2014 featuring over 1,300 universities, from more than 90 countries, with more than 3,250 faculties and 10,700 study programmes.  With 21,000 data scores on the institutional level and 37,000 on the field-base level, U-Multirank is the largest global university ranking - and the most comprehensive information system on universities - in the world.

For more information, visit www.umultirank.org.