Quality of People

The university employs over 200 full-time faculty, 90% of which are holders of a PhD. This establishes a highly intimate and quality learning environment, comparable with some of the best universities in the world.

 

Student to Faculty Ratio

The higher number of faculty provides better support to the students and programmes both in terms of expertise and specialization of subject areas available as well improving the faculty/student ratio (from 1:17.6 to 1:15.77). This ratio is calculated based on the number of full-time equivalent students/faculty and ignoring the number of part-time faculty.

 

2007-2008

2010-2011

Increase

Students

3302

4128

25.02%

Full-Time Equivalent Students

2571

3312

28.82%

Full-Time Faculty

146

210

43.84%

Full-Time Administrative Staff

136

136

0.00%

Student/Faculty Ratio

17.60

15.77

-10.44%


Research

The university's faculty are continuously obtaining funding from external sources for research projects and have so far raised over €10 million in research grants, testament to the qualty of people and the university's commitment to research and the generation of new knowledge.

Externally Funded Projects

 

2007-2008

2010-2011

Increase

Funded programs started

18

33

83.33%

Total number of projects running

28

43

53.57%

Total Budget for projects started

3,570,974

7,385,801

106.83%

Total Budget of projects running

7,644,153

10,052,943

31.51%

Faculty involved in funded projects started

28

67

139.29%

Faculty involved in funded projects running

56

90

60.71%

 

Internal Funds for Research

 

2007-2008

2010-2011

Increase

Faculty awarded 3 hours per week research time release

46

46

0.00%

Faculty awarded 6 hours per week research time release

66

87

31.82%

Total Number of research time release hours (per week)

546

660

20.88%

Total Number of research time release hours (per year)

20,724

25,386

22.50%

Money Invested By University in Research through research time release

1,036,200

1,269,300

22.50%