World Rankings

Times Higher World University Rankings

Last updated October 2023… 

  • DCU maintains its position as one of the worlds top 500 Universities.
  • According to Times Higher Education DCU rank 401-500 against over 1,900 other Universities. 
  • Times Higher expanded their methodology to include an additional 5 metrics for this 20th anniversary edition of the rankings, bringing the total number of metrics from 13 to 18. 

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Times Higher Young University Rankings

Last updated July 2023

  • DCU has been ranked joint 89th globally by Times Higher Young Universities, making it one of the top 100 young universities in the world. 
  • DCU holds position as second best Young University in Ireland in 2023, coming within 4 spots of Maynooth University who are joint 85th globally.
  • DCU excels in their International Outlook, Citations Score and Research Reputation and Outputs. 

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QS World University Rankings 

Last updated June 2023

  • DCU are now ranked joint 436th globally out of over 1,500 Universities, showing excellence in academia.
  • For the fourth year running DCU has improved it's rank. 
  • DCU excelled in their international staff and student ratio, and academic reputation, as well as contributions to sustainability and graduate employability, two new metrics measured by QS in this year ranking. 

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QS Best Student Cities 

Last updated Oct 2023

  • Dublin ranked joint 32nd best student city in the world for 2024.
  • This is an improvement of 5 spots. 
  • The Best Student Cities list is compiled by looking at university rankings, student view, student mix, desirability, employer activity & affordability.
  • Dublin’s vibrancy means the city scores highly in relation to student mix (7th in the world) and desirability (31st in the world). 

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Last updated June 2022

Funded by the European Commission, this ranking does not use league tables to position universities in the traditional way. Instead, it presents an array of data for over 2,000 universities across the world. Students are encouraged to compare and contrast the data to determine which university will be suit their requirements. 

  • There are 5 broad areas measured by U-Multirank: Teaching & Learning, Research, Knowledge Transfer, International Orientation and Regional Engagement. 
  • DCU scored 11 A's across a variety of indicators including; bachelor graduation rate, post-doc positions, students graduating on time, publications with industry, international academic staff and international joint publications.

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Last updated July 2022

An important ranking for Asian academics and students, ShanghaiRanking produce important subject level rankings (Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - GRAS) on an annual basis. 

  • DCU rank as follows for 2022:
  • Communications 101-150 globally, Finance 151-200 globally, Nursing 201-300 globally, Politics 201-300 globally, Economics, Education and Business 301-400 globally.

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