DCU has ranked among the top 500 universities by Times Higher Education

Jade McNamee

This follows from DCU being placed 113th in the Young University Rankings and among the top 10 universities in the world for reducing inequality.

The university’s teaching, research, citation impact, and international impact scores all rose in the 2023 rankings as well.

Since 2004, Times Higher Education (THE) provides trusted performance data on universities for students and their families, academics, university leaders, governments, and industry.

They create university rankings to assess university performance on the global stage and to provide a resource for readers to understand the different missions and successes of higher education institutions.

DCU is a university based across three campuses in the Glasnevin-Drumcondra region of North Dublin with more than 19,000 students from 124 countries enrolled across the five faculties of the college Science and health, DCU Business School, Computing and Engineering, Humanities and Social sciences, and finally DCU Institute of Education.

DCU is home to the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) which focuses on learning innovation as well as being home to a number of research and enterprise hubs that facilitate research partnerships between academics and external organisations.

It bills itself as the first university library to put digital records on the same footing as books and journals. Comprising the John and Aileen O’Reilly library, with 400 workstations, 1,200 seats and 18 collaborative rooms. Granting access to some 250,000 volumes, a number that is growing as technology improves.

DCU was also the first university in Ireland to integrate workplace internships (INTRA) into its undergraduate courses with more than 80 per cent of programmes offering work-based learning opportunities.

Speaking on the announcement by THE, Prof Daire Keogh, President of Dublin City University, said: “DCU’s continuing rise in the global rankings is greatly encouraging and a welcome affirmation of the University’s impact through education, research and positive engagement with our stakeholders. Our progress is thanks to the incredible dedication of DCU staff, whose passion and hard work delivers on the University’s mission to ‘transform lives and societies’.”

Jade McNamee

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