Well, it’s that time of year again, when students, graduates, and lecturers worldwide take a fleeting interest in seeing how their University has ranked on the global scale.
The Times Higher Education Rankings are in, and 9 Irish Universities & Colleges have made the cut.
Trinity has come in as the country’s top University again, which is no surprise. However, it slipped 22 places and came in 160th worldwide, continuing a drastic downward trend that has seen it slip from 44th place 6 years ago.
UCD, which did not make the top 200 last year, came in 176th this time around.
RCSI has joined NUIG in the top 300, while UCC has dropped to the 350-400 range.
Maynooth came in somewhere in the 350 to 400 bracket, followed by DCU in the 400-500 bracket, and UL between 500 & 600. DIT came somewhere between 600 & 800 this year, and could realistically expect to climb the rankings quite drastically within the next few years as they prepare to move to their stunning new campus. Last year, DIT was also ranked as one of the best Universities in the world that is under 50 years old.
While some of these ranks may not seem all that impressive, over The Times Higher Education Rankings look at 18,000 institutions worldwide. Trinity & UCD place in the top 1%, with the others all making the top 5%.