University rankings

Ireland“The strong showing of the Irish university sector in the prestigious Times Higher Education/QS World University Ranking is an impressive achievement which should be widely applauded. Yes, the rankings – like most education league tables – can be flawed and open to manipulation but they still represent an internationally-recognised benchmark. Trinity and UCD are now safely ensconced within the elite group of the world’s top 100 colleges. NUI Galway and UCC have also shown spectacular growth. There is evidence here of a sector which is continuing to perform and innovate …” (more)

[Editorial, Irish Times, 9 October]

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