Wednesday 26 October 2016

Trinity ranked in world top 50 for five subjects


Vinnie Cahill

Trinity College Dublin has been ranked in the top 50 universities in the world in the teaching of five subjects.

It emerged among the leading institutions in an analysis of 800 worldwide.

The results were published by the QS World University Subject Rankings organisation which bases its findings on the expert opinion of tens of thousands of academics and employers and analysis of millions of research papers and research citations.

The subjects in which Trinity is ranked in the top 50 universities in the world include English Language & Literature (32nd), Politics & International Studies (33rd), History (39th), Biological Sciences (48th) and Modern Languages (49th).

Trinity is also ranked in the QS top 100 universities globally in each of nine other subjects: Chemistry, Computer Science and Information Systems, Education, Geography, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy and Pharmacology and Philosophy and Psychology.


In all of these subject areas Trinity is the highest-ranked university in Ireland, except in Pharmacy and Pharmacology where University College Cork leads home-based institutions in that subject.

Along with a further 11 ranked subject areas, Trinity features in the top 200 universities in the world in 25 fields.

"This achievement is a testimony to our globally competitive research at TCD and to our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of teaching," said the Dean and Vice President of Research, Prof Vinny Cahill, commenting on the significance of the achievement.

"Trinity's strong performance in these subjects reflects the quality students that Trinity attracts and the commitment of its staff to their education.

"It is particularly important that employers as well as academics were consulted for these rankings, demonstrating how well-regarded Trinity graduates are by employers worldwide."

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