The latest QS World University Rankings are a mixed bag for Irish institutions according to the President of DCU.
Trinity College remains Ireland’s top-ranked university, despite falling seven spots to 78th.
UCD (139th to 154th) and UCC (joint 230th to combined 233rd) also fell to while NUI Galway (280th to 271st) and DCU (366th to 353rd) were about the rise.
University of Limerick climbed from the 501-550 bracket to 471-480, while Maynooth went from the 601-650 to 551-600 mount.
DCU president Brian MacCraith said that while the results are blended for Irish associations, they’re still of a rather high standard internationally.
“Overall, I think it’s significant that all seven Irish universities are in the top 600 globally,” he said.
“When you take into account there are close to 20,000 universities worldwide, that means all Irish universities are in the top 3% worldwide.
“I think that has to be borne in mind, in fact it’s really quite remarkable that all Irish universities are doing well, given the funding circumstances in which they must operate.”