Education Matters » Ireland is ranked top of EU league table [for its Universities, no less] [Another ranking of university quality)
Hard on the heels of the major furor about grade inflation, Irish Universities have been placed at the top of a European Union ‘efficiency’ league table.
The report concludes that Ireland, Japan, Sweden, the UK and the Netherlands are at the top in terms of efficiency or to use the jargon “at the production possibility frontier”.
The Irish Independent reports that, according to an EU study:
* Irish graduates are the most highly employable in Europe;
* Irish universities have the highest graduation rate in Europe;
* Ireland has the highest percentage of graduates in Europe;
* Universities in Ireland, Finland and Sweden are given the highest ‘excellence’ rating by academics in other EU countries.
Universities in Ireland and the UK are regarded by recruiters as providers of the most employable graduates, the report states.
It says also that considering their size, Finland, Ireland and Sweden are the countries with more universities regarded by their peers as being “excellent”.