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QS World University Subject Rankings 2019 are released

27th February 2019

Trinity College Dublin has reinforced its reputation as Ireland’s leading university with a strong performance in the newly-published QS World University Subject Rankings 2019.

The University has been ranked in the top 50 global universities for six subjects, and in the top 100, for a further 14 subjects. Overall Trinity has been ranked No.1 in Ireland in 29 subjects, underlining the strength and depth of the University’s research across a wide range of disciplines.

The University’s top 50 subjects include Classics and Ancient History ranked in a phenomenal 13th place worldwide, English Language and Literature in 28th place, Mineral and Mining Engineering in 39th place, Nursing in 41st place, Performing Arts in 42ndplace,  Pharmacy and Pharmacology in 50th place.

Additionally, Trinity is ranked in the QS top 100 in the world in each of the following subjects:History, Modern Languages, Theology Divinity and Religious Studies, Computer Science & Information Systems, Biological Sciences, Medicine, Chemistry, Geography, Materials Science, Education, Law, Politics & International Studies, Social Policy & Administration and Sports-related subjects.

It has also been ranked in the top 100 for four broad subject areas: Arts & Humanitiesin 50th place globally; Engineering & Technology in 88th place; Life Sciences & Medicinein 89th place; and Social Sciences and Management 89th.

The QS 2019 Subject Rankings are compiled based on a review of 1,200 universities from 78 locations. Universities are scored according to academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact (citations). The importance of academic reputation to these rankings is paramount, and Trinity’s consistently strong performance across a range of subjects clearly demonstrates the high regard in which the University’s researchers are held around the globe.

Commenting on the significance of the achievement, Trinity's Dean of Research, Professor Linda Doyle said:
“The focus of the next five years will be to deepen relationships with universities worldwide and secure further opportunities for our students to go overseas.  We want to support our undergraduate students to spend time in study, research or clinical placements abroad. In a world where our graduates will need to address many global challenges it is important that their university education equips them with the ability to work with other cultures and countries.”

Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s leading university and is ranked 104th in the world in the 2018/19 QS World University Ranking across all indicators.