Ireland’s boasts the highest average score per institution in Europe, a strength reflected under the employment outcomes heading, in which it achieves its best scores in any individual indicator
Three Irish universities are listed in the top 100 in Europe, in new rankings published today.
Trinity College Dublin leads the way for Ireland with a placing of 31st in the inaugural QS World University Rankings: Europe 2024.
Ireland’s oldest university is followed by University College Dublin at 71st, and the University of Galway, at 98th.
The QS table lists 690 institutions across 42 countries, with ratings based on global recognition, research prowess, teaching resources, internationalisation and employment outcomes.
Also listed for Ireland are University College Cork (109); Dublin City University and University of Limerick (both 152); Technological University Dublin (286); Maynooth University (311).
The rankings show that Irish universities are held in high regard by both international employers and academics, which was particularly pronounced in the employer reputation measure.
Trinity is Ireland’s most-respected university among academics, with a placing of 30th.
Ireland boasts the highest average score per institution in Europe, a strength reflected under the employment outcomes heading, in which it achieves its best scores in any individual indicator.
According to QS, in Ireland Trinity College Dublin offers the strongest career prospects, and is placed at 13th in this table, closely followed by University College Dublin, at 15th.
However, Ireland struggles in indicators related research, including output, quality and collaboration.
No Irish university is among Europe’s top 100 QS’ measure of research impact, while only Trinity is in the top 100 for cross-border collaboration and research production.
Ireland enjoys one of the most international academic bodies in Europe with six of its universities are among the top 100 for International Faculty Ratio, giving it Europe’s second-highest concentration of top 100 universities.
Only Switzerland has a higher ratio of top 100 institutions in this indicator. Trinity holds takes Ireland’s highest rank placing, at 25th.
Under the sustainability indicator, University College Cork and the University of Galway are placed 21st and 36th respectively and 63pc of Irish universities Ireland are in the top 100. This is second-highest ratio in Europe, behind only Sweden.
According to QS, Ireland also enjoys high-quality inbound student exchange programmes. Both the University of Galway and the University of Limerick are tied in 46th for inbound exchange students. Dublin City University is also among the top 100.
Ireland’s outbound exchange programmes are slightly less positive, with the University College Cork and the University of Galway placed at 58th and 76th.
The University of Oxford is top of the QS European regional table, ETH Zurich placed second and the University of Cambridge third.
The UK is the most represented country in the ranking, with 107 featured universities, followed by Turkey with 73 and Germany with 53.
Source : Independent