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Trinity College marked top of the class in Ireland in world university rankings

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The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024 survey found Trinity has 22 subjects in the top 100 inter­nationally, with five in the best 50.

Ireland’s three best-performing subject entries belong to Trinity, with English language and literature 21st, nursing 26th and pharmacy and pharmacology in joint 26th.

Ben Sowter, senior vice-president at analytics firm QS, said: “Ireland’s continued improvement in QS subject rankings is a testament to its resilience and its position as a high-quality destination for international study.

“With increasing international competition, Ireland’s institutions would do well to prioritise their strengths in academic and employer reputation, showcasing their real world impact for students.”

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Ireland is faring well in general, according to the study, with 52 programmes in the top 100 and 107 entries in the top 200.

The study also found Trinity had “moved up the rankings in 20 subjects this year, more than any other Irish university”.

It was the top performer for academic reputation and research citations per paper, leading the country in its research excellence and academic collaboration.

UCD leads in employer reputation, “showcasing excellence in graduate employability and industry partnerships”, the report notes. Nursing achieves the country’s highest score in this metric.

Meanwhile, UCD was found to be “Ireland’s most-represented university”, with 43 entries – 16 in the world top 100 and four in the top 50.

The university achieved its highest ranking in library and information management, placing 27th.

Eleven Irish universities performed well in general. Out of the 184 programmes measured, 29pc climbed the table and 42pc remained stable, while 22pc dropped down the rankings.

Irish universities had 10 subject entries in the world’s top 50 for their relevant fields. Four of these subjects are arts and humanities and four are life sciences. Ireland had its most-rated programmes in social sciences, with 50 entries compared with 37 for arts and humanities.

​The rankings provide analysis on the performance of more than 16,400 individual university programmes, taken by students at more than 1,500 universities in 96 locations across the world.

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