DCU graduation rate amongst top in the world

DCU's Registry Office deal with withdrawal from courses. Credit: Ciara Moran

DCU is in the top 15 per cent globally for Bachelor graduation rate, according to the world’s largest university ranking survey.

The survey U-multirank was set up in 2014 by the European Commission to provide a comprehensive means for students to compare universities with similar courses, or in the same locality. This year’s report was the third and largest of its kind, and while the data on other Irish universities is incomplete, DCU was given high grades in all areas of assessment.

“It’s great to see DCU continuously doing well in these rankings and it’s testament to the work being done by staff across all faculties and areas,” incoming SU President Dylan Kehoe told The College View.

The results of the report graded DCU highly in areas such as teaching and learning, research and international orientation.

“In particular it’s tremendous to see us achieving well in areas that concern international students. We’re a leading, innovative university and it’s great that we’re being recognised on an international level,” Kehoe said.

DCU also received a high score regarding its contribution to the local region, with the results putting it in the top 20 per cent globally for students taking local internships.

Comparison to other neighbouring universities such as UCD or TCD remains limited, though it is clear from the existing data that DCU ranks highly on a global scale. By comparison, the rate by which DCU is cited in other research is slightly stronger with TCD and UCD, though DCU is stronger in the number of patents awarded to its inventors.

Looking forward to future years, Kehoe said “it’ll be no surprise to see us continue climbing” in the rankings of reports such as this.

Jamie Concannon

Image Credit: Ciara Moran

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