Trinity College Dublin: Trinity ranked among top 100 universities worldwide

Trinity College Dublin has risen again in the QS university rankings. The university rose three places to reach 98th in the world and was named Ireland’s leading institution in the QS World University Rankings 2023, which were released today [June 8 2022].
The improvement was due to a rise in citations (a measure of academic impact) across all three of Trinity’s academic faculties (Health Sciences, STEM, and Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences).

The rankings provide comparative analysis on the performance of the world’s top 1,422 universities in 100 countries.

As well as welcoming the news in a video message to staff Trinity’s Provost Dr Linda Doyle said:

“We are delighted to be back in the Top 100 in the QS World University Rankings. This is great news for Ireland’s global reputation. Rankings have shortcomings in how they measure all that is happening in a university, but they are watched closely internationally. It is hugely important for Trinity and for Ireland that we are in the Top 100.

Further government funding to tackle our staff-student ratio is key to ensuring we remain in the Top 100. While I welcome the government’s recent “Funding the Future” announcement, this must now be delivered upon. Investment in third-level education benefits our students and our society.”

Trinity’s Dean of Research Dr Wolfgang Schmitt said:

“A significant factor in Trinity’s ranking this year is an improvement in the ‘citations per faculty’ metric. This is a clear recognition of the world-leading research that happens in our schools and faculties on a daily basis. If we continue to commit to the principles articulated in our Research Charter, I am confident that we can improve further.”

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