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Trinity College Dublin ranks 101st in World University Rankings

DUBLIN: Dublin Trinity College has been ranked 101st in the QS World University Rankings for 2022.

This is the fourth year in a row that the college has been ranked above 100. Ranking agency give the impression that higher education institutions in Ireland need to improve their performance.

The QS rankings also indicate that universities will fail to perform well in the absence of increased government attention and funding.

Universities are ranked on the basis of academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, faculty/student ratio, international faculty ratio and international student ratio.

According to QS, a global higher education analyst, Trinity College dropped out of the top 100 due to a decline in employer reputation, a decline in teaching capacity, and a decline in research performance.

Meanwhile, University College Dublin is ranked 173rd in the world. The National University of Ireland, Galway dropped from 250th to 258th place.

QS also said that two Irish universities have improved their rankings. University College Dublin jumped from 177th to 173rd and University of Limerick from 510th to 501st. The UCD rankings were improved by employer recognition and international faculty ratio. However, there were small declines in research performance and academic reputation.

University College Cork fell from 286th to 298th place, while Dublin City University fell from 439th to 490th place. Maynooth University was ranked 751-800th, while Technological University Dublin was ranked 801-1000th.

QS spokesman Jack Moran said Irish universities as a whole need to improve as performance in research and teaching is declining. “The obstacles to further improvement are felt in the areas that require consistent investment: teaching capacity, and research impact,” he added.

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