Thursday, 1 May 2014
National University of Ireland Maynooth Ranked 74th in The Times Higher Education World's Best New Universities
National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM) has today been recognised as one of the leading new universities in the world, and is the highest placed Irish university in the Times Higher Education (THE) 100 Under 50 rankings. NUIM is listed at 74th in the world, ahead of Dublin City University (84th). The ranking, which lists the worlds’ best 100 universities under the age of 50 years, aims to show which countries are challenging the US and UK as the next education powerhouses. Universities are ranked according to a range of criteria including research income achieved, reputation for teaching, numbers of PhDs awarded, the number and quality of scholarly papers and citations from staff and international outlook, including people and research. The top-ranked new university, for the second consecutive year, is Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea, while institutions from Asia, Australia and the UK perform well. Eight European universities ranked in the top 100 are Erasmus partners of NUIM. Other partners of NUIM were included in the top 100, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore ranked in 8th place and the University of Maryland, Baltimore ranked in 60th place.