UCD has created a new scholarship for students from India who wish to study in the areas of science, for sale technology and engineering.

Some of the scholarships available to Indian students include 50% of full tuition paid for Undergraduates plus a stipend of €2500. For postgraduate students there are two full tuition scholarships available along with five 50% tuition scholarships for taught masters programmes. The plan also includes over 50 scholarships of €2000 each.

Speaking about the plan, doctor Gerald Byrne, Professor of Mechanical Engineering stated that “We want to create awareness about the possibilities for Indian students in Dublin in the areas of science, technology and engineering. Also, we are developing a number of new projects with key universities in India. With the funding initiative we want to help more students to come and study here and have a new learning experience.”

Meanwhile UCD failed to make a ranking in the Times Higher Education (THES) World Reputation Rankings, the ranking system, which is based on the largest worldwide survey of senior academic opinion.

While UCD is well known in the UK and Ireland “in terms of global brand recognition, they seem to be struggling” that’s according to THES rankings editor Phil Baty.

At the top of the list are the six global so called “superbrands”: Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, Stanford, Oxford and Cambridge.

-Ronan Coveney