DIT listed among top 100 of the world's universities under 50 years of age

DIT among world’s elite

02 May, 2014:      Dublin Institute of Technology has been named as one of the world’s top 100 higher education institutions under the age of 50.  The prestigious Times Higher Education “100 under 50” 2014 league table describes itself as a “bespoke evaluation” of the world’s up-and-coming centres of learning.  The ranking aims to highlight a new breed of high-performing universities that have managed to join the world elite over decades rather than centuries. It marks them out as having the potential to become the next global academic powerhouses.

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The 100 Under 50 uses the same list of 13 performance indicators that underpin the annual THE World University Rankings, but adapts the methodology to better capture the characteristics of young institutions. It also looks beyond colleges with 'university' in their title.  The criteria used includes research income, reputation for teaching, numbers of PhDs awarded, the number and quality of scholarly papers, and citations from staff.   Phil Baty, rankings editor of Times Higher Education, said DIT’s research output and citation impact were key factors in its performance, along with its reputation for teaching.  While DIT’s origins go back over 125 years, DIT was legally constituted in 1992.

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