Since the 18th century, scholars at Maynooth have fostered a spirit of inquiry rooted in the classical European tradition.
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 more than 12,000 students from more than 90 countries, Maynooth offers a range of programmes at undergraduate, Master’s and PhD level in the humanities, science and engineering, and social sciences, including business, law, and education. The University also offers a range of international programmes 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 centres 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 2016, the University was ranked first in Ireland by international students for excellence in Teaching and Learning, Student Experience and Support Services. In 2015, the University received the Outstanding International Student Satisfaction Award by StudyPortals, one of only five universities in Europe to achieve this accolade.