Ireland is well-known for its quality of education around the world. Due to its high-quality education, Ireland has quietly increased in popularity as a study abroad destination for international students. Ireland's educational system ranks among the world's top twenty. The country is home to some of the greatest universities in the world. Because English is one of the country's official languages, Ireland has become a hub for global corporations, providing good work opportunities for graduates.
Check out the Eight top universities in Ireland for higher education in which four universities are under the top 500 global universities.
|Irish rank||Global rank||Institution|
|1||101||Trinity College Dublin (TCD)|
|2||177||University College Dublin (UCD)|
|3||238||National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)|
|4||286||University College Cork (UCC)|
|5||439||Dublin City University (DCU)|
|6||511-520||University of Limerick (UL)|
|8||801-1000||Technological University of Dublin|
Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has been named Ireland's best university for the third time. TCD is ranked joint 101st in the World University Rankings 2021, with its Trinity campus in Dublin's heart, having risen seven positions this year.
The university, founded in 1592, has a rich history and a reputation for excellence in education, research, and innovation. It is Ireland's only member of the prestigious League of 22 European Research Universities (LERU). TCD's distinguished alumni include writers Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett, scientists William Rowan Hamilton and Earnest Walton, and political thinker Edmund Burke.
UCD has been ranked second in Ireland for the second year in a row. It educates 30,000 students from 136 different countries. In Ireland, the school is second only to Trinity College Dublin in terms of academic reputation. Because of UCD's flexible curriculum and research-led learning taught by top academic staff, students graduate with an internationally accredited degree from a university ranked in the top 1% in the world.
The National University of Ireland in Galway was founded in 1845. Since then, it has grown dramatically in both size and reputation, and it now has a student population of over 18,000. NUIG offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as part-time degrees, flexible learning options, and online learning.
University College Cork (UCC) was founded in 1849, making it much older than some of the other Irish universities included in the rankings. UCC now has a student body of over 21,000 people. UCC's campus is located on 42 acres of wooded land, just a 10-minute walk from Cork city center. It is Ireland's leading research institution, with a highly reputed international faculty.
DCU was established in 1975 and now has three campuses spread across Dublin. DCU is committed to increasing its students' employability and transferability. It was Ireland's first higher education institution to include workplace internships (INTRA) in undergraduate courses. This could explain their higher score in the most recent QS Employability Rankings (301-500).
The University of Limerick (UL) is located on Ireland's west coast, along the Shannon River, and one can enjoy its unspoiled natural surroundings.
As UL has strong ties to business and industry, its graduates outperform the national average in terms of employment. Each year, the school helped to place over 2,000 of its students in paid and semi-paid work placements, pioneering the concept of Cooperative Education in Ireland.
Maynooth University was established as an autonomous university in 1997, but its origins can be traced back to 1795 and the Royal College of St Patrick. The school now educates over 13,000 students from 90 countries. It has a strong international emphasis, with a wide range of international programs and partnerships. It receives the highest score in the international faculty indicator this year, ranking 210th worldwide.
TU Dublin is incredibly diverse, with 29,700 students representing 138 different nationalities. The university has three campuses in total: one in Dublin's heart, one in Blanchardstown, and one in Tallaght, both of which are densely populated areas. In addition, they recently opened a fourth campus in central Dublin.
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