Trinity College wins bragging rights in this year's World University Rankings 8 years ago

Trinity College wins bragging rights in this year's World University Rankings

The latest World University Rankings table has been released and only two Irish universities have managed to improve their scores. We suspect the rest were too busy making Harlem Shake videos...

Students attending Trinity College or the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) will be happy to hear that their universities have risen in the QS World University Rankings, while everyone else should feel ashamed. ASHAMED!

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Trinity has increased six places from 67th in the world to 61st, while NUIG has moved up three places to 284th.

One of the biggest surprises from this year’s rankings was UCD, which saw its position dropping from 131st to 139th. At least they have their new student bar ready to drown their sorrows.

So what are the rankings based on? According to QS, there are a number of factors taken into account when assessing a university including, reputation, student faculty ratio, and the number of research articles published by staff. However, the cut in core third level funding in Ireland is being blamed for the latest results.

So how did your university do? You can check out the top 200 universities from the QS World University Rankings over here while the remaining 600 will be published online later today.

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