Monday January 27, 2020

The steady fall and occasional rise of Irish colleges

Since 2011, both Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin have fallen steadily in the Times Higher Education rankings

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

20th October, 2019

In 2011, Trinity College Dublin was rated 76th in the Times Higher Education ranking of the best colleges in the world. University College Dublin, meanwhile, was 94th. Two Irish universities were sitting in the top 100 third level institutes in the world, out of nearly 20,000 universities, colleges and institutes of technology around the world.

It was an incredible achievement, but it would not last. Since 2011, Trinity has fallen steadily, dropping out of the top 100 in...

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