TCD is only Irish university in the THES world’s top 100 science, engineering and IT universities

Posted on: 21 January 2005

Trinity College Dublin is the only Irish university to feature in the world’s top 100 science, engineering and information technology institutions in the recently published Times Higher Education Supplement’s new league tables. The latest league tables rank universities world-wide by (i) Engineering and IT faculty and (ii) Science faculty. Under Engineering and IT, Trinity was placed 91 st in the world and under Science, the College ranks 94 th. Cambridge, Oxford and Harvard Universities were the highest ranking Science Universities while the University of California, Berkeley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University were the leading institutions in the Top 100 Engineering and Information Technology Universities. The tables follow the publication of The Times Higher World University Rankings measuring overall institutional excellence in which Trinity was the only university in the State to feature in the top 200 universities. The most recent tables extend the analysis to faculty level. The principal criteria used were peer review and a measure of the influence of the research done at the top-rated institutions. The Dean of Engineering and Systems Science, Dr. Brian Foley said that the fact that Trinity is the only university in the country to appear in these league tables emphasized the high esteem in which the College is regarded internationally and the quality of our research and course provision. The faculty continues to pursue a policy of promoting its teaching programmes in engineering and computing as being strongly research-informed, he said. The fact that an Irish university features in these rankings is a tribute to the staff of the science faculty and reflects well on the greatly improved funding in science and the high quality of scientific research in the country commented Dr Joe Carroll, Dean of Science.