Top 10 Universities and Colleges in Ireland
Ireland has always had educational excellence dating back for hundreds of years and has kept its position as one of the most sought after educational providers in the Western World.
Over the years Ireland has been transformed into a knowledge economy with large investments into education and according to the independent IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2009, Ireland has one of the best education systems in the world.
Student life in Ireland’s Colleges and Universities is fun and varied. Irish third level colleges are quite multicultural places with people from Ireland but also from all over the world. A great thing about Irish colleges is that most students have respect for each other and their multicultural peers, with incidents of cliques, bullying and hazing being essentially non existent.
Other than education, fun or ‘craic’ as we like to call it, is a major part of college life with social and cultural activities being commonplace as well as the many memorable college and student parties. Studying in Ireland is a mixture of education and fun.
Ireland is known for being the friendliest country in the world, according to Lonely Planet and it’s friendliness and hospitality certainly holds for it’s third level Institutions, with them all being places of equality. No matter what age, sex, race, sexuality or belief you belong to or any disability you may have, you will always be equal in an Irish college.
Top Ten Universities and Colleges in Ireland
The below list was extracted from the Sunday Times Ireland University Guide 2010.
Ranking of Universities in Ireland:
- Trinity College Dublin
- University College Dublin
- University College Cork
- National University of Ireland Galway
- National University of Ireland Maynooth
- Dublin City University
- University of Limerick
- Dublin Institute of Technology
- Waterford Institute of Technology
- Institute of Technology, Tralee
Accommodation while Studying
All of these Colleges/Universities are located in major population centres and cities and all have on campus accommodation available. Houses and apartments surrounding and nearby the colleges are readily available with no shortage of possible housemates.
Ireland’s University Town
The National University of Ireland Maynooth, NUIM, one of the Top Ten Universities, is located in a fun and vibrant town called Maynooth, (hence it’s name), on the Dublin border periphery.
Maynooth is a town where old meets new, with a rich historic past alongside a fun and exciting nightlife. It has been officially labelled ‘Ireland’s University Town’, due to the vast number of students living and being welcome here.
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