NCAD has been ranked among the top 100 Art and Design colleges in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject released yesterday.
This is the second year in a row the College has been ranked in the top 100 and it has climbed five places, from 73 to 68, and was ranked 40th overall in terms of academic reputation. In the top 100 list only 27 European universities were included, out of which NCAD was ranked 17th. NCAD is the only Irish college to feature on the list in the Art and Design category.
Speaking on the rankings, Bernard Hanratty, Acting Director of the College, said: “Over the past few years the board and executive have concentrated on restructuring the framework for many of our programmes. This has been in keeping with international best practice. By doing this we have ensured NCAD continues to turn out highly-skilled art and design graduates, who make a valuable contribution to Ireland’s economy and society.”
Based on Thomas Street in The Liberties, NCAD offers the largest range of Art and Design degrees in the State at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and is the only institution specialising in Art and Design within university education.