Trinity’s Life Sciences faculty places in top 100 for first time

The areas of international outlook and citations are the faculty’s greatest strengths, while research is its weakest


The Times Higher Education (THE) Subject Ranking 2015-2016, released today, placed Trinity 87th in the world for Life Sciences, marking the first time that an Irish university has placed in the top 100. Trinity is also the only Irish university featured in the list.

Teaching, research, citations, international outlook, and industry income are the factors taken into consideration by the rankings. International outlook and citations are listed as the faculty’s greatest strengths, while research is its weakest.

In a press release from College, John Boland, Dean of Research, welcomed the announcement, saying: “We are delighted that Trinity College Dublin continues to be recognised globally as Ireland’s premier university, competing at the highest international standards.” He continued that: “At the heart of the university is its teaching and the high scores for subjects areas such as Life Sciences are a real testament of the quality of a Trinity education for our students and the leading-edge research being conducted in this field.”

The University of Oxford took 1st place, while the University of Cambridge came in joint 2nd with Harvard University. The remaining top 10 spots were filled exclusively by third-level institutions in England and the United States.

Today’s announcement comes after Trinity was placed 74th in the world for Arts and Humanities last week by the THE rankings.