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Trinity Retains its Position in the Top 100 Global Universities in QS University World Rankings

Posted on 17 September 2015

Image of Trinity College DublinThe recently released QS World University Rankings 2015/16 have once again confirmed Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin as Ireland’s leading university. Trinity also retains its position in the top 100 universities worldwide and is ranked in 78th place. 
As a result of Trinity’s work in the area of global relations, the university has made some significant progress in its international-related rankings, achieving a result of 96% for International Faculty and 85% for International Students.  International student numbers continue to increase: a key factor in the QS rankings.  This increase in ranking demonstrates the internationally-recognised high calibre of a Trinity education, attracting students from around the world to study in Ireland.

The university’s academic reputation internationally has also risen, which is a further endorsement of Trinity College’s global academic standing.  Views of academics surveyed across the world form the results of this ranking category.   Rankings in three subject areas have also increased: Engineering and Technology, the Arts and Humanities and in Natural Sciences.  

Trinity’s Employer Reputation has also risen, with the university ranked No. 1 in Ireland by employers.  The category is based on the results of an employers’ survey conducted both nationally and internationally of Trinity graduates in the jobs market.  The results clearly show that employers rate our graduates highly for the jobs market and their employability both nationally and globally.

Trinity’s ability to retain it high-ranking position comes in the face of severe funding cuts.  In speaking of the university’s combined achievements in the QS Rankings, Trinity Dean of Research, Professor John Boland added: “Trinity is battling against intense international competition, particularly from Asian universities and from certain European countries where governments are investing heavily in higher education. The university’s annual budget per academic is 45% lower than that of the average university in the world top 200.  It is to the credit of Trinity’s dedicated teaching and research staff that the University continues to maintain its global position against such challenges.  A world class university requires resourcing at internationally competitive levels and for Trinity to sustain its position and increase further worldwide requires sustained investment in the university sector.”

Trinity is delighted that it continues to be recognised globally as Ireland’s premier university, competing at the highest international standards.