ST League Table

The Sunday Times have for a number of years run a league table of Irish HE institutions.

 

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Trinity 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
UCC 2 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 2= 2 3
UCD 3 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 2= 3 4
DCU 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 6 6 4 4 6 2
NUIG 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 5 4 5
UL 6 6 6 6 6 7 6 7 7 6 6 5 6
Dublin IT 7 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7=
NUIM 8 7 7 7 7 6 7 5 4 7 7 7 7=
Cork IT 9 8 9 10 11 11 9 11 10 9 10 9
AIT 10 11 14 11 18 17 19 16 16 14 17 17
WIT 11 10 10 9 9 9 10 9 10 11 10 11 15
IT Sligo 12 13 18 18 14 16 11 21 17 16= 15 19
DkIT 13 12 13 15 13 19 14= 12 15 13 21 18
IT Tralee 14 14 15 13 12 13= 12 10 18 16= 19 16
GMIT 15 17 12 17 17 12 13 13 9 12 12 14
LIT 16 15 17 16 10 18 14= 15 14 18 13 12
LyIT 17 16 16 14 16 10 18 14 21 19 21 20 21
IADT 18 20 20 19 19 13= 16 18 12 11 9 10=
IT Tallaght 19 18 19 20 20 21 21 17 13 20 14 13
IT Carlow 20 19 11 12 15 15 17 19 20 15 18 20
ITB
21 21 21 21 21 20 20 20 21 19 16 10=

(NB: The Sunday Times University of the Year is a different award, though usually announced at the same time.)

Methodology: Universities are ranked according to their total of points.  Points are currently awarded under 7 heads:

  1. Leaving cert points for entry (28%)
  2. Research funding won in previous year, per f/t staff member (12%)
  3. Percentage of graduates known to be seeking employment 9 months after leaving  (12%)
  4. 1H and 2H1 as percentage of total awards  (12%)
  5. Staff-student ratio  (12%)
  6. Progression rate (from 1st year to 2nd)   (12%)
  7. Facilities and services spend (12%)

 

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