The third-level precipice

With seven of Ireland’s eight universities falling in university rankings, there are fears the results will negatively impact on our third-level reputation

11th September, 2016
Professor John Boland, dean of research at Trinity College Dublin

The steep drop of almost all the Irish universities in the world university rankings has set off alarm bells in the education sector.

All but one of Ireland’s eight universities fell in the rankings. Trinity College Dublin, Ireland’s highest-ranked institution, went down 20 places to 98th, barely scraping into the top 100. University College Dublin fell 22 places to 176th, while Dublin City University went from 353rd to 380th.

“I’m really concerned that we’re...

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