University of Limerick drops out of world's top 500

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University of Limerick drops out of world's top 500

UL is now ranked between 501st and 550th

THE University of Limerick has dropped out of the top 500 in the latest QS World University Rankings Report.

Figures released this morning show UL now ranks between 501st and 550th place of the 3,539 universities considered worldwide.

UL, which was ranked 394th in 2008, was placed in the 471-480 bracket last year.

It has been ranked sixth highest in Ireland with Trinity College topping the list with an overall world ranking of 98.

TCD is followed by University College Dublin (UCD), University College Cork (UCC), the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) and Dublin City University (DCU).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been named the world’s best university for the fifth consecutive year.

UL has yet to comment on the report.