University College Dublin named top Irish college for employability 3 years ago

University College Dublin named top Irish college for employability

Five Irish universities make the grade in a new worldwide rankings list.

University College Dublin has been named as the most employable college in the country for graduates in a new list that also places the university in the top 100 in the world.


The QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019 list ranks UCD in 74th spot, one place higher than last year's rundown.

500 universities in total across the globe are ranked. Other Irish colleges named include Trinity College Dublin (104), University of Limerick (237), and National University of Ireland Galway and University College Cork, which both place in the 301 - 500 bracket.

QS hails UCD as "Ireland's most globally engaged university", noting its diversity in housing 30,000 students drawn from over 138 countries, adding that the campus is among the safest in the world and is "renowned for its welcome as much as it is for its vibrancy".

The summary also recognises UCD as one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities, noting that it is ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide.


QS gauge their rankings based on a large scale employer reputation survey in addition to the availability of employer-student connections found on campus.

As for the rest of the list, the United States of America dominates the top five while universities from the UK, Australia and China also make the cut.

QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019 Top 10

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
  2. Stanford University, USA
  3. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA
  4. Harvard University, USA
  5. The University of Sydney, Australia
  6. The University of Melbourne, Australia
  7. University of Cambridge, UK
  8. University of California, Berkeley, USA
  9. Tsinghua University, China
  10. University of Oxford, UK

You can read the list in full here.