Trinity College Dublin Excels in QS World University Subject Rankings

29 April 2015

Trinity College Dublin continues to feature prominently in the just published QS World University Subject Rankings 2015 and now ranks in the top 50 universities in the world in five subject areas, and in the top 100 universities in a further nine subject areas.

In all, Trinity is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world in 14 subject areas. Along with a further 11 ranked subject areas, Trinity features in the top 200 universities globally in 25 fields.

The subjects in which Trinity is ranked in the top 50 universities in the world include: English Language & Literature (32), Politics & International Studies (33), History (39), Biological Sciences (48) and Modern Languages (49). This year, five Trinity fields feature in the world top 50 (compared with four fields in 2014).  This is also the first time that an Irish university has achieved a top 50 ranking in Biological Sciences.

Trinity is also ranked in the QS top 100 universities globally in each of nine other subjects: Chemistry, Computer Science and Information Systems, Education, Geography, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Philosophy and Psychology.  In all of these subject areas but one, Trinity is the highest ranked university in Ireland.

The just-published ranking is based on the expert opinion of 85,062 academics and 41,910 employers, alongside the analysis of 17.3 million research papers and over 100 million citations denoting research impact.

Commenting on the significance of the achievement, the Dean and Vice President of Research, Professor Vinny Cahill says: “This achievement is a testimony to our globally competitive research and to our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of teaching. Trinity’s strong performance in these subjects reflects the quality students that Trinity attracts and the commitment of its staff to their education.   It is particularly important that employers as well as academics were consulted for these rankings, demonstrating how well-regarded Trinity graduates are by employers worldwide.”

Trinity College Dublin‘s Top 50 Ranking:

  • 32 in English Language & Literature.
  • 33 in Politics & International Studies.
  • 39 in History.
  • 48 in Biological Sciences
  • 49 in Modern Languages

Trinity College Dublin’s Top 100 Ranking:

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Education
  • Geography
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology

Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s leading university (QS World University Ranking, THE World University Ranking, Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai)). It is ranked at 71 in the World and 25 in Europe in the 2014 QS World University Ranking across all indicators.

To view the complete QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015:

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