Dublin City University has been ranked in two new league tables of the world’s young universities (less than 50 years old). For the second year running, DCU the only university on the island of Ireland to be featured in the QS Top 50 Under 50. DCU has been placed 40th in this showcase of next-generation, leading universities, all established since 1962. It has also been placed 86th among the top one hundred young universities in the Times Higher Education 100 under 50. The newly established DCU Institute of Education represents the largest body of expertise in education in Ireland. The institute delivers programmes in education and training, early childhood education and teacher education, providing graduates with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to excel in a variety of educational contexts such as preschools, schools, vocational, adult and community settings.