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Top 100

Ranked in the top 100 universities in the world under 50


Young, progressive and one of the fastest growing Universities in Ireland


Close links to Ireland’s Silicon Valley

More about Maynooth University

Established in 1997, Maynooth is Ireland’s youngest university giving it a reputation for innovation and creativity.

Ranked as the fastest growing university in Ireland, in its short history it has established eight cutting-edge research institutes on campus and claims two Nobel Peace Prize winners among its staff and Alumni.

In fact, in just over two decades Maynooth has been ranked inside the top 50 in the Times Higher Education “100 Under 50” (best universities under 50 years old around the world) and number six in Ireland in the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2019.

One of the reasons for this rapid growth is Maynooth’s location close to Ireland’s ‘Silicon Valley’ and its strong links with more than 50 global IT corporations including Intel, HP and Google.

Despite its relative youthfulness, Maynooth foundations date back to one of Ireland’s oldest learning institutions, the Royal College of St. Patrick founded in 1795.

This provides students not just with a grand campus of ancient building but a culture of wide-ranging thinking and scholarly enquiry that reflects a commitment to learning for life.

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