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University of Limerick ranked among the world’s top 75 young universities according to survey


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University of Limerick has been ranked among the world’s top 75 young universities

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University of Limerick has been ranked among the world’s top 75 young universities, according to a new global survey by Times Higher Education (THE).

Times Higher Education has ranked UL in 72nd place among the world’s young universities in the latest rankings, an improvement on the 2023 rankings which saw UL in the 151-200 bracket. THE evaluated universities across five key areas: Teaching, Research Environment, Research Quality, International Outlook and Industry.

The result marks the biggest year-on-year improvement of the eligible universities in Ireland in the annual THE World University rankings.

The latest result adds to a marked improvement in a number of recent global rankings in with UL jumping more than 100 places to be ranked 426th in the QS World University Rankings, while Times Higher Education ranked UL as the 86th best university in the world for delivering on the UN Sustainable Development Goals ,and UL moved into the 401-500 bracket out of the 1,904 universities ranked globally overall in its THE World University Rankings for 2024.

UL also climbed to 175 in the world for the QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2024.

In a separate report by the Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR), UL has also been ranked in the Top 4.5 per cent of universities worldwide, following an assessment of almost 21,000 institutions.

Welcoming the news, UL Provost and Deputy President Professor Shane Kilcommins said: “UL is passionate about teaching and research with impact. Our move to the top 75 in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2024 and being in the top 4.5% of universities worldwide in the recent Centre for World University Rankings survey is testament to this passion and confirms our commitment to excellence and growing our reputation as a world-renowned centre of knowledge.

“These rankings reflect our focus on research, the student learning environment, and doctoral education. We encourage a resilient and innovative learning environment based on a foundation of strong academic disciplines, led by a highly motivated and supportive, diverse and inclusive community of academics and researchers.

“We want to make a difference in the world and for our students and researchers to be socially engaged citizens and change makers for tomorrow,” Professor Kilcommins added.

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