- Total Students 1192
- Total Programs 167
- Qs World801
- Established year1997
- Institution TypeUniversity
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- Mariavilla, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Maynooth University is an internationally recognized institution located 25 kilometers 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 2019 placed #43 in the global top 100 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 13,000 students from more than 90 countries, Maynooth offers a range of programs at the undergraduate, Master’s, and Ph.D. levels in the humanities, science, and engineering, and social sciences, including business, law, and education.
The University also offers a range of international programs 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 centers 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 recognized among the top 350 universities in the world, the top 200 European universities, and as one of the top 200 universities for international connections and outlook.