Trinity’s School of Psychology Ranked in World’s Top 50

Posted on: 06 May 2011

Trinity College’s School of Psychology has been ranked 48th in the world and 10th in Europe by the just published QS World University Ranking for Psychology.  As the only Irish university to feature in the top 50, Trinity’s School of Psychology has established itself as one of the most important centres in the world for both the study and research of psychology.

Speaking about the achievement, Head of the School of Psychology at TCD, Dr Howard Smith said: “To be ranked 10th in Europe and 48th in the world is a magnificent achievement.  It is a testament to the quality and dedication of the staff of the school and reflects a level of performance of which the College can be rightly proud, particularly in the context of the cut-backs in funding it has experienced in recent times.”

The first QS World University Rankings produced at specific subject level for Psychology is one of a series of unique world university rankings which aim to rank universities based on subject.  Outside of the UK based institutions, the rankings place Trinity’s School of Psychology at the top of its field in Europe with only Denmark’s Aarhus University ranking higher in 47th place.

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.