The University of Limerick has been ranked within the top 150 of the 2016 Times Higher Education Young Universities of the World.
The ‘150 Under 50’ ranking applies the same performance indicators as the overall THE World University Rankings, with young universities measured on their teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.
Welcoming the strong global position of the University of Limerick, Vice President Academic and Registrar Professor Paul McCutcheon said “This latest accolade comes during a period of increasing international recognition of the growing status of the University. We are widely recognised for the outstanding student experience we offer to all our students, the excellence of our research and the impact UL is making on our society and our economy. UL has also recently been ranked 139th out of 800 worldwide institutions based on an international outlook indicator. This THE ranking rates Universities who place internationalisation high on their strategic agenda.”
It has been a year of significant achievements for UL. The University was voted The Sunday Times University of the Year in 2015 along with achieving an overall score of 5 QS stars as well as individual scores of 5 Stars for innovation, employability, teaching, engagement and internationalisation.
The employment rate of UL graduates is now a massive 20% higher than the average for the other six universities in Ireland. UL was one of only two universities in Ireland to be awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze award which recognises best practice in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine.
UL has also recently been ranked 16th in the world for its efforts towards campus sustainability and environmentally friendly university management and also achieved Green Campus accreditation under the Energy, Biodiversity and Travel and Transport themes in 2015.