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Four Irish universities ranked among the top 250 in the world

Trinity isn’t far off the top 100 in the latest Times Higher Education rankings.

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TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN has climbed 14 places in the World University Rankings, and is now rated as 117th best in the world in the Times Higher Education list published today.

It is Ireland’s only representative in the top 200, with NUI Galway, UCD and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland ranked between 201 and 250.

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In all, nine Irish institutions make the 1000-strong list, with University College Cork, Dublin City University, Maynooth University, University of Limerick and Dublin Institute of Technology also making the grade.

Welcoming the news, Trinity’s dean of research John Boland said that further investment is needed in the education sector to maintain these gains.

He said: “A world-class university requires resourcing at internationally competitive levels and for Trinity to sustain its position and increase further worldwide requires adequate investment in the university sector.”

NUI Galway President Dr Jim Browne struck a similar chord. He said: “Our students will be the future leaders and innovators and when we look at economic development, we need to make sure we have the supports in place to help our students to dream big and reach their potential.”

In terms of the top universities in the world, UK and US institutions dominate the top 10 in the Times Higher Education rankings.

On top is the University of Oxford, followed by University of Cambridge and the California Institute of Technology.

The US and the UK are well represented overall, with 62 and 31 universities in the top 200 respectively.

While Ireland only has one representative in the top 200, France has just six, Spain has two and Italy also has two.

Read: Irish universities make gains in list of the world’s top colleges

Read: Trinity makes it back into world’s top 150 universities after error kept it out of rankings

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