Trinity’s School of Maths ranked 15th in world by 2011 QS World University Rankings

Posted on: 26 May 2011

The just released 2011 QS World University Rankings for Natural Sciences has placed Trinity College’s School of Mathematics in 15th position in the world.  Trinity College Dublin is the only Irish university named in the top 100 for this new set of rankings which was compiled from a list of over 600 of the world’s top third level institutions.

Commenting on the significance of the achievement the Head of the School of Mathematics, Dr Donal O’Donovan said: “Mathematics is prized internationally as a high prestige subject and strength in Mathematics is a hallmark of a great university. For our school to be ranked 15th in the world is a wonderful result for us and Trinity and a great recognition for all our staff.”

“We believe we succeed by being active in areas of pure mathematics like geometry and analysis as well as areas like high performance computing, string theory, particle physics and neuroscience where mathematicians interact with other disciplines. We like to think this puts us at the heart of teaching and research in the university,” Dr O’Donovan continued.

The first QS World University Rankings produced at specific subject level highlights the high recognition the College holds amongst employers and confirms its reputation for excellence in research and scholarship at an international level.

For the purpose of compiling the rankings, QS score universities according to a number of criteria which include academic reputation, employer reputation and citations per faculty. Further information on the rankings can be found online at