Seven of Ireland’s universities have been named among the global top 200 in at least one of the 30 disciplines covered in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.
The rankings series reveals the top 200 universities in the world for 30 individual subjects.
Trinity College Dublin (TCD) remains the country’s best-performing institution, making the top 200 in 20 of the 30 disciplines. TCD has the strongest showing in the arts and humanities, ranking in the top 50 in English, coming in at 25th and also in history, placed at 48th.
TCD was the only Irish university to enter into the top 50, though seven of the country’s universities make the top 200 in at least one of the 30 disciplines. It also made the top 50 in politics at 46th and modern languages at 42nd.
While TCD came in top place for some subjects, University College Dublin (UCD) was ranked the top Irish institution for Chemical Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering as well as Agriculture and Forestry
University College Cork (UCC) has jumped in two subject areas in particular – environmental sciences and education. Ten UCC subject areas overall make the top 200.