Political Science at Trinity in Top European Rankings

Posted on: 03 November 2009

Political Science at Trinity College Dublin has been awarded a place in the Excellence Group for Political Science in this year’s CHE Centre for Higher Education Development in Germany Excellence Ranking.  The CHE Excellence Ranking highlights the research strengths of European higher education institutes and awarded the Excellence Group status to TCD’s Department of Political Science at the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy because of its outstanding achievements in citations and publications.

This is the second time the CHE has completed its annual ranking, this time focusing on the academic disciplines of economics, political science and psychology.  The CHE Excellence Ranking is based on the performance on five key indicators with either a research orientation or an international dimension.  For seven different subjects a group of 20 to 60 European universities were selected by their prominence in research and internationalisation indicators.  This selected group of universities is called the “Excellence Group” of the respective subject. 

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Speaking on the award Professor of Comparative Political Behaviour Michael Marsh said: “The excellence of political science in TCD has been highlighted by several objective surveys in recent years and the department is delighted to see this rating confirmed by such an authoritative institute.”

A total of three Irish universities attained Excellence Group status.  In addition to TCD receiving an award in Political Science, Ireland received two awards in Economics.  More information on Trinity’s Department of Political Science and its commitment to high quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching can be found via the website.  The results of the CHE Excellence Ranking are available online.