Maynooth University ranks 43rd in global Young University Rankings and #1 in Ireland

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 11:30

Maynooth University has moved up the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings of leading young universities globally. For the second year running, Maynooth University has risen in the rankings, today climbing seven places to 43rd worldwide among leading young universities and retaining its position as #1 young university in Ireland.
Maynooth is the only Irish university in the top 100 THE Young University Rankings.

Last year, Maynooth ranked at 50th among global young universities, moving up from its position of 80th in 2018. The international Young University Rankings are based on a range of criteria including research income achieved; reputation for teaching and research; numbers of PhDs awarded; the number of quality scholarly papers and citations from staff, and numbers of international staff and students.

Commenting on the 2020 ranking, President of Maynooth University, Professor Philip Nolan, said: “We are delighted to take our place again among the top young universities in the world. This is a valuable indicator of Maynooth University’s commitment to constant innovation, the quality of our research and the global reputation of our teaching and scholarship.

“The Irish university sector has faced serious financial constraints in recent years, a situation further compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic and its many challenges, which has highlighted the value of expertise and evidence-based research. Maynooth University remains committed to working together to safeguard our students’ quality of education in these difficult times as we strive to enhance our global reputation.

“I’m delighted with THE Young University Rankings because they reflect the progressive, ambitious and innovative place that is Maynooth University. Today’s ranking among the top young universities in the world is a testament to the hard work of all across our University.”

“We look forward to welcoming our new students for the academic year 2020-2021. In choosing Maynooth University, they will join one of the leading universities in the world, with strong international connections and a lively, dynamic and rapidly-growing campus.”

In addition to being named 43rd worldwide in THE Young University Rankings, Maynooth University is recognised among the top 350 universities in the world. Maynooth University this year ranked 1st in Ireland for Quality Education by THE Global Impact rankings 2020 and 2nd in Ireland for Gender Equality and Reduced Inequalities.