Phil Baty, rankings editor at Times Higher Education, said: “This is a real shock result for Ireland – not only has TCD fallen further away from the world top 100 list, but UCD has plummeted out of the top 200 altogether.” Photograph:  ThinkStock 1:31

UCD has fallen out of the world’s top 200 universities in a prestigious global league table, just three years after it dropped out of the top 100.The (...)

Students on UCD campus in Belfield . Photograph: Frank Miller/Irish Times

Allied Irish Banks is to partner University College Dublin in a new initiative aimed at translating scholarship into social and economic innovation.Th(...)

The latest QS rankings, one of the big three international league tables, shows Trinity College Dublin remains Ireland’s top university although it dropped from joint 61st place to joint 71st.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish universities lost some more ground to Asian competitors in the latest university rankings published today.The QS rankings, one of the big three (...)

Pictured at the Union of Students in Ireland pre-budget submission and education policy platform were:  Kieron Pierson, Sarah O’Shea, Tom Healy, Ciara Murnane, Patrick Maher and Luke Green. Photograph:  Conor McCabe.

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has called for student support levels to be maintained in its pre-budget submission and education policy for t(...)

Both Trinity College Dublin and UCD have jumped up considerably in the Shanghai rankings, one of the most prestigious international league tables for higher education institutions. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Both Trinity College Dublin and UCD have jumped up considerably in the Shanghai rankings, one of the most prestigious international league tables for (...)

Prof Andrew Deeks, UCD’s first external head since Cardinal John Henry Newman: “I don’t think the core role of the university is being chipped away.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Andrew Deeks, the recently-installed president of University College Dublin, is far too polite to rain on Ruairí Quinn’s valedictory parade. But th(...)

 UCD President Prof Andrew Deeks: “From my observation, coming from Australia and the UK, Ireland has the worst of both worlds in the sense that we get the smallest amount of money per student compared to Australia and the UK, but the student has to pay the biggest amount up front. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The student registration charge, which is set to hit €3,000 next year, has become a “barrier to higher education” and should be replaced with a stude(...)

Liu Yunshan, a member of the Chinese Communist Party central politburo standing committee, meeting Chinese women  at the official laying of the foundation stone of the UCD Confucius Institute, which will open in 2016. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Chinese students now comprise up to 10 per cent of the non-EU student population at UCD, and the proportion is growing, the university revealed yeste(...)

In one of his first public statements since taking up the post, Prof Andrew Deeks – an Australian who moved to Belfield from Durham University – said a new funding model for higher education was urgently needed.

Staff-student ratios in higher education in Ireland are now “considerably out of line” with international norms “and the national implication is incr(...)