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Irish universities snubbed by academics compiling list of world's top 100

The list of ‘top universities by reputation’ is the X-Factor for academics – and we’re not even in the final 100.

NOT ONE IRISH university has made the grade for a list of the world’s top 100, as chosen by 13,000 international academics.

The table – published by Times Higher Education – is different from previous leagues, as it doesn’t measure the performance of universities, but looks at how they’re regarded. Harvard was chosen as the university with the best reputation in the world according to the panel. Cambridge was the top British university on the list.

The USA dominated the list of the top ten by reputation:

  • 1. Harvard University
  • 2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 3. University of Cambridge
  • 4. University of California Berkeley
  • 5. Stanford University
  • 6. University of Oxford
  • 7. Princeton University
  • 8. University of Tokyo
  • 9. Yale University
  • 10. California Institute of Technology

However, two Irish universities did make it into a list of the world’s top 100 by performance, which was published by Times Higher Education last September. Trinity College is in at number 76, while University College Dublin is rated at number 94.

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