Trinity rises seven places to joint-101st in QS World University Rankings

Posted on: 10 June 2020

Trinity College Dublin has risen seven places to joint-101st and remains Ireland’s leading institution in the QS World University Rankings 2021, which have been released today.

The rise in the rankings is due to the significant positive movement in the academic reputation category. Academic reputation is calculated on the basis of an annual QS Survey of over 102,000 faculty.

Trinity’s Dean of Research, Professor Linda Doyle, said:

“We are pleased to see this improvement in Trinity’s position in the QS World University Rankings. This rise is due to the reputation of our excellent staff and students who continue to give their all despite an increasingly challenging landscape.

“All Irish universities have performed well in these rankings, especially when considering the continued under-investment and significant challenges we face in competing with other universities around the globe that are more robustly supported by government. While it is of course pleasing to see Trinity’s overall ranking moving in the right direction, it cannot be over-stressed that significant and sustained improvements can only be achieved if we see long-term increases in investment. This is even more urgent in light of the unprecedented challenges we face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. These rankings show that Ireland’s universities are internationally respected and highly regarded, but that will not continue without significant sustained and meaningful investment from government.”