DCU ranks 44th place in QS Top 50 Under 50

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DCU has retained its position in the QS Top 50 Under 50 league table of top young universities in the world. It ranked 44th place this year, up from 46th place last year, and is the only Irish university or institution to appear on the list.

The QS Top 50 Under 50 ranks universities established in the past 50 years on a variety of fields including: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty-student radio, research publications per academic staff, citations per paper, and the international nature of the university (measured in terms of staff and students).

DCU has featured every year in the QS Top 50 Under 50 since its inception in 2012.


Tánaiste discusses government vulnerability policy at DCU conference

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Ireland has begun to work its way out of a “rather dark past” to develop a state that is more responsive to those in situations of vulnerability, suggested Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald at today’s conference on State Accountability for Vulnerability.

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald provided the opening address at the second biennial conference of the Dublin City University Socio-Legal Research Centre (SLRC).


MacCraith motivated for DCU to reach new heights

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A new DCU is slowly being born following years of hope, vision, innovation and hard work. The crop has come in to harvest and, DCU President Brian MacCraith admits, we are now beginning to reap its rewards.

“Today is about celebrating success and celebrating the contributions of all members of the DCU community” he began his address.

The 2016/17 Dublin City University Annual Review featured more change than usual this year, with success across all boards from students and academic staff trumped only by external structural change in light of the long awaited Incorporation Programme as well as continued campus redevelopment, current campus expansion, and a new Student Hub to name but a few.


DCU falls 27 places in university rankings

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Dublin City University was one of seven Irish universities to fall in QS World University Rankings published this week, going from 353rd to 380th place.

Although Trinity College Dublin (TCD) was Ireland’s highest ranking institution, it dropped 20 places to 98th, just retaining its spot in the top 100 international universities. University College Dublin (UCD), the country’s second highest, fell 22 places to 176th.