The strategic trajectory and accomplishments of Maynooth University (MU), in the twenty years since our establishment as an autonomous public university, are exceptional, and a source of great pride to the university community, our staff, students and alumni. MU is now acknowledged to be one of the leading young universities in the world.
Maynooth University’s growing global reputation is based on the originality, quality, importance and impact of our research and scholarship, our commitment to teaching and learning, the quality of our academic programmes, and our leadership in widening participation in higher education. The sources of our success are the dedication of our staff and the energy and engagement of our students. We have, under the University Strategic Plan 2012‐17, further enhanced our capacity and reputation for research, transformed our undergraduate curriculum, grown postgraduate enrolments and become even more international, diverse and engaged. MU makes, and is seen to make, an important and distinctive contribution to our national system of higher education.
The University Strategic Plan 2018‐22 builds from a position of confidence: MU is a university with ambition, vision and values, a clear identity and sense of purpose, a history of achievement, and a future of considerable promise. This strategy builds on our accomplishments, and concentrates institutional energy and resources on further development in research and postgraduate education.