Trinity places second in Sunday Times university guide

Trinity has been named runner-up in The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018,  with National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) being named the University of the Year.   The guide measures 22 Irish Higher Education Institutes (HEI) across six key indicators including course completion rates, top degrees awarded and graduate job prospects and has […]

What does Trinity stand for?

In a few weeks, thousands of freshers will be going to orientation lectures. They’re going to be told, as you were, and as I was, that they’re lucky to be here – that they’re privileged to be going to the one of the great, internationally renowned universities.   In the last number of years, Trinity […]

Trinity’s rise in the rankings a good start, but funding and internal reform still needed

During the year I overheard someone from the SU talking about a special rankings commission he was involved with. The problem, he said, was how many academics had absolutely no interest in rankings: they considered it an insult that someone could assign a number to their work. He complained of Fellows who, with impunity, completely […]

Temporary removal of Trinity from rankings due to accidentally underreporting income by €350 million

Trinity’s temporary removal from the Times Higher Education (THE) world university rankings was due to a series of errors in which College’s income was underreported. In records released following a Freedom of Information request by the Sunday Times, Trinity declared its annual income to be €355, instead of €355 million.   College also declared its […]

UCD overtakes Trinity in QS University subject rankings

Trinity’s ranking has fallen in every single category this year in new subject rankings released by QS World University Rankings. The total number of Trinity subjects ranking in the top 100 in the world has decreased from 16 to 2 since last year, with Nursing in 36th place and English language and literature in 51st. […]

Trinity places 131st in revised Times rankings

  Trinity has placed in joint 131st position in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for the 2016-17 year. This follows Trinity submitting incorrect data for the 2016-17 and 2015-16 academic year. Trinity’s position for the 2015-16 academic year is joint 101st position.   In September, Trinity was temporarily removed from the rankings with THE invoking […]

Trinity temporarily removed from Times Rankings following data error

Trinity College Dublin has been temporarily removed from the Times Higher Education (THE) world university rankings. Phil Baty, editor of the THE rankings, has said: “we have been obliged to exclude Trinity College from this year’s ranking due to a unintentional submission error on their part, which is likely to have given them a lower […]

A University is not a Factory

There has been a great deal of debate over the future of Irish universities over the past few weeks. The publication of the Cassels report, along with the plummeting of almost all Irish universities down the QS rankings, has pushed the issue of third education in Ireland into the limelight.  In this time of panic, […]

Trinity’s QS Ranking Underlines the Desperate Need for Funding

The news that Trinity has dropped 20 places, from 78th to 98th, in the QS world university rankings, isn’t a Trinity story; it’s an Irish one. Of the 8 ranked Irish universities, 7 fell in this year’s rankings; only NUI Galway went up, from 271st to 249th. Of the 6 indicators that QS use to […]

Trinity falls to 98th in QS World University Rankings

Trinity has dropped twenty places, from 78th to 98th in the QS World University Rankings, released today. While it remains Ireland’s highest-ranked university, the 2016/17 rankings mark the third year in a row that Trinity has dropped, from 61st place in 2013, to 71st in 2014 and 78th in 2015. This represents the largest year-on-year […]

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