Maynooth University

49 th
Young University Rankings 2017
401–500 th
World University Rankings 2018
Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland

Maynooth University is an internationally recognised institution located 25 kilometres outside of Dublin, Ireland, and is the nation’s fastest growing university.

One of four constituent universities of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth University in 2017 placed in the global top 50 universities under 50 years old in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

On 16 June 2017, Maynooth University celebrated its 20th birthday, having been formally established as an autonomous university in 1997. Yet, it traces its origins to the foundation of the Royal College of St. Patrick in 1795, drawing inspiration from a heritage that includes over 200 years of education and scholarship.

Today, Maynooth University is a place of lively contrasts–a modern institution, dynamic, rapidly-growing, research-led and engaged, yet grounded in historic academic strengths and scholarly traditions.

With more than 12,000 students from more than 90 countries, Maynooth offers a range of programmes at undergraduate, Master’s and PhD level in the humanities, science and engineering, and social sciences, including business, law, and education. The University also offers a range of international programmes and partnerships.

Maynooth’s unique collegial culture fosters an interdisciplinary approach to research, which its world-class academics bring to bear in tackling some of the most fundamental challenges facing society today. The University’s research institutes and centres consolidate and deliver this impact as vibrant communities of learning, discovery and creation. Research at Maynooth also is very much central to its teaching, and the University prides itself on placing equal value on its research and teaching missions.

In addition to being named in THE’s Top 50 Under 50, Maynooth University is recognised among the top 400 universities in the world, the top 200 European universities, and as one of the top 200 universities for international connections and outlook.

Research at Maynooth University spans the disciplines from the Sciences, the Social Sciences and the Arts.  Our scale allows us to work across traditional boundaries to focus on the major societal challenges of the 21st century.  We have identified six thematic priorities.

People, Place, Environment
Social and Economic Transformations
Human Health
Mathematics, Communications and Computation
Humanities in Practice: Sources, Resources & Discourses
Human Cultures, Experiences and Creativity

Students Come First

Students are at the heart of everything we do. We prioritise your student experience, both academically and socially to ensure that you graduate with the best set of skills to help you succeed in the world, whatever you decide to do.

A Globally Connected University

With over a third of academic staff coming from abroad and many of our own academics and graduates working internationally, Maynooth University has built up a wealth of global connections.

Ranked #49 in the world

The Times Higher Education  Young Universities in the World ranking places Maynooth among the top 50 universities under 50 years old.

Big Issues Being Solved at Maynooth

Our world leading academics are putting their minds to solving many of the big issues facing Ireland and the world today.

Opportunities to Study Abroad

All students have an opportunity to study abroad, either for a full academic year, graduating with an international degree,or, for a semester during your degree

Career Prospects and Development

From computer programmers to teachers, scientists to journalists, graduates from Maynooth University go on to a wide variety of careers.

Explore rankings data for Maynooth University

All ranked institutions have an overall score and 4 pillar scores. However for each pillar, only institutions ranked in the top 500 overall or the top 500 in this pillar have a publicly visible score

Key statistics

  • 8,361
    Number of Students
  • 30.6
    No. of students per staff
  • 12%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 55 : 45
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
Based on data collected for the 2018 World University Rankings

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