Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Funding cuts blamed for Irish universities' failure to make QS World 100

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Sammy Stanley | 09 June, 2018, 01:28

Maynooth University has earned a spot in the top 100 global universities under 50 years old, achieving a ranking of number 80 in the latest Times Higher Education Young University Rankings. Tsinghua University in Beijing was ranked 17th.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology topped the rankings overall, while Stanford University, Harvard University, California Institute of Technology and the University of Cambridge rounded out the top five.

With Wednesday's release of the 2019 tally, however, the University's climb faltered. This is the first change in the UK's top institution since QS began compiling its rankings in this format, in 2011.

"We're up against some incredibly stiff competition and they talk about them being young universities but in fact, of the top 10 in this category - I think the youngest university was founded back in 1965".

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The QS World University Rankings 2019 surveyed over 83,000 academics and 42,000 employers, and ranked the world's top 1,000 universities from 85 countries. It boasts many nationally ranked programs, including 13 graduate programs ranked in the top 25, according to U.S. News & World Report.

SCU ranked ahead of Australian universities including RMIT, Australian Catholic University and Bond University.

In fact, with the University of Cape Town in 200th spot, Africa is on the precipice of not having any HEI represented in the top tier.

Also, IIT-Bombay has improved its position from 179 to 162 this year, while the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, has moved to 170th rank from 190. The QS rankings were based on academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, student-to-faculty ratio, proportion of worldwide faculty, and proportion of global students. Monash ranked strongly across four of the major global metrics that capture university performance including International students (39), Employer Reputation (40), International Faculty (45), and Academic Reputation (51).

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