Trinity College Dublin ranked 101st in list of top universities worldwide 2 years ago

Trinity College Dublin ranked 101st in list of top universities worldwide

Trinity was named as Ireland's leading university.

Trinity College Dublin has placed 101st in the QS World University Rankings 2022, which ranks the top universities in the world.


The rankings provide comparative analysis on the performance of the world’s top 1,300 universities in 97 countries.

Trinity was named Ireland's leading university, beating out University College Dublin (173), NUI Galway (258), University College Cork (298) and Dublin City University (490).

In a statement, Trinity said it saw a rise in academic reputation but a countervailing decline in global scores associated with staff-student ratios, an area in which all Irish universities struggle to do well.

Trinity’s Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast said: "We are pleased to see Trinity retaining its position as Ireland’s leading university in the QS World University Rankings.


"After an enormously challenging year, this ranking makes me proud of our excellent students and faculty, whose scholarship and achievements are critical to our continued success at a global level.

"Trinity scored particularly well on academic reputation, reflecting the success of the entire College community in prioritising excellence in research.

"We would have performed even better were it not for the relatively high staff-student ratios common in Irish institutions. I know the Government has plans to invest more in third-level education and I hope that this issue will slowly be resolved."

According to the QS World University Rankings, the top three universities in the world are Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Oxford and Stanford University.