The QS World University Rankings have been released, showing a number of Irish third level institutions rising in the ranks since last year.
Trinity College Dublin remains as the only Irish institution in the Top 100 worldwide, rising from 98 in the world in the 2016/17 rankings to 88 this year.
University College Dublin (UCD) and NUI Galway both heightened their positions in the rankings as well, from 176 and 249 (respectively) last year, to 168 and 243 this year.
University College Cork (UCC) stayed stable at number 283 in the world, while University of Limerick (UL) and Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) remained in their same rank brackets of 501-550 and 651-700 respectively.
Dublin City University (DCU) was the only Irish university in the top 400 that dropped in ranking, from 380 in 2016/17 to 391 this year. Maynooth University also dropped in ranking, from bracket 651-700 to bracket 701-750.
On a world stage, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) leads the ranks for the sixth year in a row. The top ten universities worldwide are dominated by U.S and U.K institutions, with ETH Zurich, Swiss Federal Insitutute of Technology snatching the tenth place on the list. The top ten universities in the world for 2018 are as follows:
- Massachusettes Institute of Technology (MIT) (U.S.A)
- Stanford University (U.S.A)
- Harvard University (U.S.A)
- California Institute of Technology (Caltech) (U.S.A)
- University of Cambridge (U.K)
- University of Oxford (U.K)
- University College London (UCL) (U.K)
- Imperial College London (U.K)
- University of Chicago (U.S.A)
- ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
If you want to read the rankings in full, you can see them here.