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Trinity College Dublin Excels in QS World University Subject Rankings

2012 TCD Rankings

Trinity College Dublin features prominently in the just published QS Subject Rankings 2012, with a top 50 ranking in four subjects and top 100 ranking in a further fourteen areas. The College’s leading 50 subjects include English, Language & Literature in 14th place worldwide; 38th in History; 40th in Geography; and 45th globally in Politics & International Studies.

Trinity College Dublin is ranked in the QS top 100 universities in the world in each of fourteen other subjects: Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Computer Sciences & Information; Economics & Econometrics; Education; Electrical Engineering; Law; Mathematics; Medicine; Modern Languages; Philosophy; Physics & Astronomy; Psychology and Sociology.

Trinity College is the leading Irish university in all of these subjects based on a survey of over 600 universities from 27 countries in the world. With over 50,000 responses from academics and employers, it is the largest survey of its kind to date. Universities are scored according to academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact (citations).

Commenting on the significance of the achievement, Provost of Trinity College Dublin, Dr Patrick Prendergast says: “This achievement is a testimony to our globally competitive research and to our commitment to the highest standards of teaching. Trinity’s strong performance in these subjects also reflects the quality students that Trinity attracts. 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.”

Also commenting on the achievement, Head of Research at QS, Ben Sowter says: “Ireland’s strength in the arts and humanities subjects places it among the global elite in these disciplines. The nation should be proud of their achievements in the ranking as it clearly points to excellence in the country’s higher education system.”

Trinity’s Top 50 Ranking:

  • 14th in the world in English Language & Literature.
  • 38th in the world in History.
  • 40th in the world in Geography
  • 45th in the world in Politics & International Studies.

Trinity’s Top 100 Ranking:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Sciences & Information
  • Economics & Econometrics
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Modern Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s leading university (QS World University Ranking, THE World University Ranking, Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai)). Trinity College Dublin is ranked 65th in the World and 21st in Europe in the 2011/2012 QS World University Ranking across all indicators.