Trinity’s Arts and Humanities faculty ranked in top 100 in the world for first time

Trinity is the first, and only, Irish university to feature in the Times Higher Education Arts and Humanities subject ranking list


The Times Higher Education (THE) Subject Ranking 2015-2016, released yesterday, placed Trinity 74th in the world, and in the top 40 in Europe, for Arts and Humanities.

Trinity is the first, and only, Irish university to make the THE Arts and Humanities subject ranking list.

Meanwhile, UCD ranked 99th in the area of Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health sciences. Together, these results mark the first time that an Irish university has broken into either top 100 ranking.

Teaching, research, citations, international outlook, and industry income are the factors taken into consideration by the rankings. International outlook in Arts and Humanities was Trinity’s strongest measure, placing 17th in the world and 10th in Europe, while industry income was its weakest.

In a press release from College, Darryl Jones, Dean of Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, said: “This splendid news confirms Trinity’s long-held place as a major international centre of excellence for the study of the Arts and Humanities.”

John Boland, Dean of Research, congratulated the faculty, saying: “To gain a place in the top 100 in this ranking is a significant achievement for Trinity’s teaching and research in Arts and Humanities, especially given the intense international competition from so many larger and better-funded universities worldwide. This latest news reinforces the message of Trinity’s Arts and Humanities impressive performance and reputation, already shown earlier this year in its placement at 61st in the world in the QS Faculty Rankings 2015.”

The top three universities are all based in the United States: Stanford University, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. However, the overall trend of the THE subject rankings showed universities in the United Kingdom maintaining their high positions on the list, while US universities generally fell.