Here's how Ireland's universities rank when compared to those around the world 7 years ago

Here's how Ireland's universities rank when compared to those around the world

These egg-head reviewers have clearly spent all of their time in MIT...

As MENSA smart as we clearly are, JOE can genuinely say that every one of us have spent our formative college years in Irish institutions and not Harvard... apart from that one lad who works here that went to clown college, but we really don't want to name and shame him.


The QS World University table was released today and we're afraid to say it's not fantastic news for our universities. Compared to last year's rankings, most of our universities unfortunately lost points or stayed the same.

The current ranking of Irish universities when compared to their global counterparts is as follows:

  • Trinity College Dublin - 71st
  • University College Dublin - 139th
  • Queen's University of Belfast 170th
  • University College Cork - 230th
  • Dublin City University - 366th
  • National University of Ireland Galway - 280th
  • University of Limerick - Tied with others for 501-550th
  • University of Ulster 551-600th
  • National University of Ireland Maynooth - Tied with others for 601-650th

In case you were wondering what the top 10 universities in the world are then take a gander:

  1. Massachusetts institute of technology MIT
  2. University of Cambridge
  3. Imperial College London - Tied for 2nd
  4. Harvard University
  5. University of Oxford
  6. University College London (UCL) - Tied for 5th
  7. Stanford University
  8. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  9. Princeton University
  10. Yale University

Call us fickle, homebirds or patriotic, but we would rather study in Maynooth or Limerick than Boston or Cambridge. Why? Those places don't have Tayto on tap. Obviously.

Source: QS Top Universities.