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#University Rankings

# university-rankings - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

Trinity College calls for university rankings strategy after falling 44 places in worldwide list

The university is now rated as 164th best in the world compared with 120th last year.

# university-rankings - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

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.

# university-rankings - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Irish universities make gains in list of the world's top colleges

There were gains for Trinity, UCD and NUI Galway in the latest QS rankings.

# university-rankings - Thursday 15 December, 2016

University ranking tables are flawed and should not be taken so seriously - report

A new report states that education of students should be focused on in the rankings.

# university-rankings - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

Trinity accused of breaking university ranking rules after asking graduates to complete survey

The university had contacted graduates and staff to request that they take part in surveys by university ranking institutions.

# university-rankings - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Just one Irish university makes top 200 in world rankings

The Higher Education Authority said that Ireland is now at a “tipping point”.

# university-rankings - Saturday 28 December, 2013

Column: On this day in the year 2020 – Irish universities

From an imagined post-2020 perspective, Dr James Heaney, Lecturer in English and Irish Studies, considers how our current third-level education crisis might play out in the near future.

# university-rankings - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

8 Irish universities feature in the top 200 spots in world university rankings

The table shows that Irish universities feature strongly in English and languages.

# university-rankings - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

No major changes for Irish colleges in latest University rankings

Trinity College, UCD, UCC, NUI Galway and DCU haven’t seen any major change in their rankings since this time last year.

# university-rankings - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Column: Universities in crisis because they have no support

Irish universities fell out of the top 100 institutions rankings today but, writes Stephen Donnelly TD, without a bold, ambitious vision from Government they’ll never get back into them.

Irish colleges miss out in list of top 100 reputable universities

The latest Times Higher Education rankings, ranking colleges by reputation, do not include Irish institutions in their top 100.

# university-rankings - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Junior minister: 'Ireland is 6th in the world for universities'

Seán Sherlock reckons Ireland’s performance in university rankings puts us 6th in the world, when countries are ranked by GDP.

# university-rankings - Monday 5 September, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# university-rankings - Thursday 12 August, 2010

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN may just be about to overtake Trinity in the World University Rankings.

The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), who publish the rankings are set to change the way in which they compile the lists. THES Editor Phil Baty says “we can expect some big-name institutions to take a hit in the new World University Rankings.”

Currently over 50% of the ranking is comprised of subjective opinion, rather than objective evidence. 40% is made up of the institution’s reputation among scholars and a further 10% is based on how employers perceive the institution’s graduates. This is set to change with 13 new indicators – reputation will make up only 20% of the ranking.

Trinity currently ranks at number 43 while UCD is at number 89 on the list. The gap may just be too big but there is an expectation that the THES list will change dramatically, when it is published in the Autumn.

Baty says “Big names with big reputations that lack world-class research output and influence to match will suffer in comparison with previous exercises. Conversely, unsung heroes have a better chance of recognition.”

Trinity academic Kevin O’Rourke is a little more cautious saying “I have no idea if Irish universities are going to do better or worse this autumn, but if they do worse, then people will need to remember that the ranking procedure has changed.”

The Top 200 World Universities in full.