UCD ranks as number one university in Ireland

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UCD placed as the best university in Ireland for the second year in a row in the recent U.S. News and World Report’s Global University Ranking.

The University also ranked as the 97th best university in Europe and 226th globally. UCD’s European ranking rose by five places since last year. UCD is now the only Irish University classed among the top 100 European Best Global Universities. 

UCD was followed in the ranking by Trinity College Dublin, who came in at number 2 in Ireland, 107th in Europe and 244th globally. In Ireland, University College Cork placed 3rd, followed by NUI Galway at number 4, Dublin City University at number 5, and the University of Limerick at number 6. UCD’s School of Agricultural Sciences received the highest subject ranking in UCD, placing number 24 globally. Research by UCD in the area of Agricultural Science listed among the top 1% of most cited papers globally. Economics and Business also placed well at 139th best globally, as did Surgery at 153 and Arts and Humanities at 160. 

U.S News and World Report include the 1,500 top universities globally, spanning across 86 different countries. The Report used 13 separate performance indicators to measure global research performance. These indicators include global research reputation, total citations, international collaboration, books, and publications. UCD has a global score of 61.2. The school’s research reputation ranked as 335th best globally. Books originating from UCD also scored highly at 117th globally, with publications placing at 283.

UCD ranked as 100th best university for International collaboration. According to the report, the top 15 Global Universities are based in the US and England. Harvard University ranked as the best university globally, followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of California Berkeley and University of Oxford.