Trinity Ranks 8th in Times Higher Education Most International Universities

Posted in Governance and administration on January 29th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Times Higher Education World University Rankings today announced that Trinity is the eight most international university in the world. College was in 17th place last year, and is the only Irish university on the list. This year marks a bounce of eight places …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 28 January]

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Queen’s University Tops UK Entrepreneurial Impact Ranking For Second Year Running

Posted in Governance and administration on January 29th, 2021 by steve

“The honour was awarded to Queen’s University by Octopus Ventures, which is a leading European Venture Capital Firm. Investing in the youth of today was never more important …” (more)

[Peter Donnelly, The Gown, 28 January]

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IUA universities account for four-fifths of higher ed research spend

Posted in Research on January 21st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The IUA welcomes the publication of the Higher Education Research & Development Survey (HERD) by the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD. This latest HERD survey clearly shows the need for a step change in research and innovation investment in Ireland given the fall in our research spend rankings from 14th to 23rd place in the OECD list …” (more)

[IUA, 20 January]

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Ireland Steadily Declined in OECD Research Spending Rankings Over Decade, Says Govt

Posted in Governance and administration on January 21st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Irish universities have dropped steadily in research spending rankings among OECD countries since 2008, according to a report published by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment. In 2018, Ireland was ranked 23rd out of 37 countries, a fall of nine places since 2008 …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 20 January]

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Emerging from the Mist: French Universities and Global Rankings

Posted in Governance and administration on January 13th, 2021 by steve

“France’s higher education system can be described as sui generis and has been categorized as fragmented, stratified, and multitype. From the early twenty-first century, France has been rationalizing its higher education system, following disappointment in the lacklustre performance of its institutions in global university rankings …” (more)

[Ludovic Highman, International Higher Education Winter Issue No 105 (2021)]

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An Indisputable Ranking Scorecard? Not Really

Posted in Governance and administration on January 7th, 2021 by steve

International“The University of New South Wales (UNSW) has produced an aggregate ranking of global universities, known as ARTU. This is based on the ‘Big Three’ rankers, QS, Times Higher Education (THE) and the Shanghai ARWU. The scores that are given are not an average but a aggregate of their ranks, which is then inverted. Nor surprisingly, Australian universities do well and the University of Melbourne is the best in Australia …” (more)

[University Ranking Watch, 7 January]

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UCC ranked as one of the most sustainable universities in the world

Posted in Governance and administration on December 8th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork has been ranked as one of the most sustainable universities in the world, making it into the top ten ‘greenest universities’ in an international ranking. The UI GreenMetric World University Ranking examines sustainability practices in universities across the world …” (more)

[Maeve Lee, EchoLive, 8 December]

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University rankings need a rethink

Posted in Governance and administration on November 24th, 2020 by steve

International“Researchers often complain about the indicators that hiring and grant committees use to judge them. In the past ten years, initiatives such as the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment and the Leiden Manifesto have pushed universities to rethink how and when to use publications and citations to assess research and researchers …” (more)

[Elizabeth Gadd, Nature, 24 November]

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Indian University Performance to be Judged by Rankings

Posted in Governance and administration on November 17th, 2020 by steve

“I have commented on Indian responses to the rankings before and many times on problems with the better known rankings so I apologize for repeating myself. The influence of global university rankings continues to expand. There seem to be few areas of higher education or research where they are not consulted or used for appointments, promotion, admissions, project evaluation, grant approval, assessment, publicity and so on …” (more)

[Richard Holmes, University Ranking Watch, 17 November]

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A Vice-Chancellor on University Rankings

Posted in Governance and administration on November 12th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“I couldn’t resist sharing this clip of Nobel Laureate and Vice Chancellor of the Australian National University, Brian Schmidt giving it to the university rankings system with both barrels. The whole video is quite long but the link hopefully takes you to the point where Brian takes aim …” (more)

[In the Dark, 12 November]

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Trinity ranked lower for student experience compared to several universities

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“This morning, the Sunday Times released their annual Good University Guide. The annual university guide ranks higher level institutions in Ireland for the next upcoming year, at a time when prospective sixth year students in secondary school are expected to start making their decision for next year …” (more)

[Shannon Connolly, Trinity News, 1 November]

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UCD Ranked Ireland’s Top University For Second Year Running

Posted in Governance and administration on October 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“UCD has been ranked as the best university in Ireland according to US News and World Report’s Best Global Universities Ranking list for the second consecutive year. UCD also ranked as the 97th best university in Europe and 226th best university in the world …” (more)

[Sarah Connaughton, College Tribune, 29 October]

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University rankings don’t measure what matters

Posted in Governance and administration on September 14th, 2020 by steve

“International rankings of universities are big business and big news. These systems order universities on the basis of a variety of criteria such as student to staff ratio, income from industry, and reputation as captured through public surveys …” (more)

[Sioux McKenna, The Conversation, 14 September]

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Trinity climbs nine places in latest world university rankings

Posted in Governance and administration on September 2nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin has climbed nine places and remains Ireland’s leading university in the latest Times Higher Education world university rankings. The university rose from 164th to 155th in the 2021 rankings. In all, the rankings bring mixed news for the nine Irish universities which feature in the top 1,000 …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 2 September]

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World University Rankings Put Oxford No. 1 But China Is The Real Winner As U.S. Declines

Posted in Governance and administration on September 2nd, 2020 by steve

International“Oxford has been named the world’s best university for the fifth year in a row – but China is the real winner in today’s global rankings. And while U.S. universities strengthen their grip on the global top 10, this masks a long-term decline among mid-rank institutions, which are fast losing their advantage over their counterparts, particularly in Asia …” (more)

[Nick Morrison, Forbes, 2 September]

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THE World University Rankings 2021

Posted in Governance and administration on September 2nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland‘The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 include more than 1,500 universities across 93 countries and regions, making them the largest and most diverse university rankings to date. The table is based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.’

  • =155 TCD (2020: 164)
  • 201–250 RCSI
  • 251–300 UCD (2020: 201–250)
  • 301–350 NUIG (2020: 251–300)
  • 301–350 UCC (2020: 301–350)
  • 401–500 MU (2020: 301–350)
  • 501–600 DCU (2020: 601–800)
  • 501–600 UL (2020: 501–600)
  • 801–1000 TUD (2020: 801–1000)

The full ranking is here.

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GMIT Hotel School named one of the Top 10 hospitality institutes in the world

Posted in Governance and administration on July 25th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“GMIT has had a strong reputation for support local industry ever since it first opened in 1972, so it’s no surprise the The Galway International Hotel School in GMIT has been named on of the Top 10 Hospitality Management Institutes in the world …” (more)

[Briain Kelly, Galway Daily, 24 July]

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Trinity Business School ranked best in Europe for gender balance

Posted in Governance and administration on June 30th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“In the 2020 Executive MBA rankings produced by the Economist today, the Trinity Business School has risen to 11th in Europe and 4th across the UK and Ireland. The business school ranked first in Ireland, and scored in the top five places for gender diversity …” (more)

[Shannon Connolly, Trinity News, 29 June]

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All made up: It’s the shiny new 2020 fictional universities ranking

Posted in Governance and administration on June 27th, 2020 by steve

International“League tables are renowned for realistic assessments of university performance to give wholly convincing rankings of institutions based on thoroughly credible criteria. And of course all the top rankers are renowned for their steady eye and firm grip on reality. Which is why, from time to time, we need a bit more creativity in league table creation …” (more)

[Paul Greatrix, Wonkhe, 26 June]

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World Rankings Should Be Ignored, Say University Academics

Posted in Governance and administration on June 25th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Kathleen James-Chakraborty, a Professor of Art History in University College Dublin (UCD), wrote to The Irish Times criticising Irish universities’ approach to the QS World University Rankings. Eunan O’Halpin, a Professor of Contemporary Irish History in Trinity College Dublin, responded to her letter in agreement …” (more)

[Brigid Molloy, College Tribune, 24 June]

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