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Universities in Ireland - Rankings & Reviews

Ireland
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31
Universities in Ireland
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168,981
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4,623,000
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  • 31 universities in Ireland are listed in 19 different university rankings (by institution) as well as 6 different subject specific rankings.
  • 22 of these universities are listed in at least one institution or subject specific ranking.
  • Most comprehensive collection of university ranking scores worldwide. We monitor continuously 102 different university and subject rankings so that you can conveniently compare all rankings in one place.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Ireland:

#1

Business — Business (general) #7  #1  University College Dublin

#2

Natural Sciences — Other #17  #1  University College Dublin

#3

Agriculture — Agriculture (general) #22  #1  University College Dublin

#4

Medicine & Health — Veterinary #24  #1  University College Dublin

#5

Languages & Literature — english #28  #1  Trinity College Dublin

#6

Social Studies & Humanities — Poitics #43  #1  Trinity College Dublin

#7

Law — Law (general) #47  #1  University College Dublin

#8

Engineering — Materials Science #51  #1  Trinity College Dublin

#9

Education — Education (general) #51  #1  Trinity College Dublin

#10

Computer Science — Computer Science (general) #51  #1  Trinity College Dublin

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Student satisfaction   4.5 / 5.0 (785 reviews)
#108  #1  QS World University Rankings
#120  #1  THE World University Rankings
#151  #1  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#230  #1  Webometrics
#358  #1  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#120  #1  THE Global University Employability Ranking
#120  #1  The World’s Most International Universities
#178  #1  RUR Reputation Ranking
#122  #1  RUR Research Performance Ranking
#141  #1  RUR World University Rankings
#1  #1  The Times Ireland
#392  #2  CWTS Leiden Ranking
#268  #2  URAP World Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.5 / 5.0 (182 reviews)
#185  #2  QS World University Rankings
#201  #2  THE World University Rankings
#89  #1  Financial Times - Global MBA
#301  #2  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#260  #2  Webometrics
#395  #2  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#89  #1  Financial Times - Executive MBA
#376  #2  RUR Reputation Ranking
#214  #2  RUR Research Performance Ranking
#215  #2  RUR World University Rankings
#3  #3  The Times Ireland
#327  #1  CWTS Leiden Ranking
#251  #1  URAP World Ranking
#272  #1  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
#106  #1  NTU Europe
#225  #1  CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Student satisfaction   4.5 / 5.0 (129 reviews)
#310  #4  QS World University Rankings
#301  #4  THE World University Rankings
#401  #3  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#352  #3  Webometrics
#452  #3  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#527  #5  RUR Reputation Ranking
#419  #4  RUR Research Performance Ranking
#443  #3  RUR World University Rankings
#2  #2  The Times Ireland
#439  #3  URAP World Ranking
#406  #2  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
#170  #2  NTU Europe
#473  #2  CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Student satisfaction   4.7 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
#521  #6  QS World University Rankings
#501  #7  THE World University Rankings
#601  #5  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#611  #5  Webometrics
#619  #6  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#71  #2  QS 50 under 50
#516  #6  RUR World University Rankings
#4  #4  The Times Ireland
#799  #4  URAP World Ranking
#949  #4  CWUR Center for World University Rankings

#259  #3  QS World University Rankings
#301  #3  THE World University Rankings
#501  #4  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#5  #5  The Times Ireland
#501  #3  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
#203  #3  NTU Europe

Student satisfaction   4.3 / 5.0 (324 reviews)
#429  #5  QS World University Rankings
#401  #6  THE World University Rankings
#594  #4  Webometrics
#588  #5  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#51  #1  QS 50 under 50
#606  #6  RUR Reputation Ranking
#464  #5  RUR Research Performance Ranking
#470  #4  RUR World University Rankings
#6  #6  The Times Ireland
#897  #6  URAP World Ranking
#936  #3  CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Student satisfaction   4.4 / 5.0 (84 reviews)
#3331  #8  Webometrics
#13  #13  The Times Ireland

Student satisfaction   4.5 / 5.0 (245 reviews)
#4109  #9  Webometrics

Student satisfaction   4.4 / 5.0 (190 reviews)
#4138  #10  Webometrics

Student satisfaction   4.4 / 5.0 (9 reviews)
#5082  #11  Webometrics
#9  #9  The Times Ireland

Student satisfaction   4.5 / 5.0 (14 reviews)
#5440  #12  Webometrics
#18  #16  The Times Ireland

Student satisfaction   4.7 / 5.0 (61 reviews)
#6902  #13  Webometrics

Student satisfaction   4.7 / 5.0 (12 reviews)
#6935  #14  Webometrics
#10  #10  The Times Ireland

Student satisfaction   4.4 / 5.0 (28 reviews)
#7310  #15  Webometrics

Student satisfaction   4.3 / 5.0 (42 reviews)
#2223  #7  Webometrics
#706  #9  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#8  #8  The Times Ireland
#2192  #8  URAP World Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.2 / 5.0 (179 reviews)
#2166  #6  Webometrics
#678  #8  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#7  #7  The Times Ireland
#2304  #9  URAP World Ranking

#11771  #16  Webometrics

Student satisfaction   4.4 / 5.0 (11 reviews)
Student satisfaction   4.4 / 5.0 (33 reviews)
Student satisfaction   4.3 / 5.0 (25 reviews)
Student satisfaction   4.4 / 5.0 (138 reviews)
Student satisfaction   4.1 / 5.0 (21 reviews)
#14  #14  The Times Ireland

Student satisfaction   4.4 / 5.0 (68 reviews)
#16  #15  The Times Ireland

Student satisfaction   4.8 / 5.0 (80 reviews)
#701  #7  QS World University Rankings
#351  #5  THE World University Rankings
#476  #4  RUR Reputation Ranking
#360  #3  RUR Research Performance Ranking
#495  #5  RUR World University Rankings
#12  #12  The Times Ireland
#879  #5  URAP World Ranking
#751  #5  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers

Student satisfaction   4.5 / 5.0 (198 reviews)
#579  #4  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#701  #4  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
#957  #5  CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Student satisfaction   4.3 / 5.0 (229 reviews)
#751  #8  QS World University Rankings
#801  #8  THE World University Rankings
#644  #7  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#101  #3  QS 50 under 50
#458  #3  RUR Reputation Ranking
#568  #6  RUR Research Performance Ranking
#708  #7  RUR World University Rankings
#11  #11  The Times Ireland
#1628  #7  URAP World Ranking

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Ranking publishers

British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Published: January, 2020

Criteria used in ranking:
International Student Ratio 10.0%
International Faculty Ratio 10.0%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20.0%
Employer reputation 10.0%
Citations per faculty 20.0%
Academic Reputation 40.0%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Published: July, 2018



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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Published: May, 2019



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NTU ranking

Published: August, 2018



RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Published: September, 2018



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Scimago Institutions

Published: May, 2019

Criteria used in ranking:
Output: 8.0%
Normalized Impact: 13.0%
Innovative Knowledge: 25.0%
Excellence with Leadership: 13.0%
Domain's Inbound Links: 15.0%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Published: August, 2018

Criteria used in ranking:
Staff winning research prizes 20.0%
Research paper publications 20.0%
Per capita academic performance 10.0%
Alumni winning research prizes 10.0%
Citations 40.0%

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Published: May, 2019

Criteria used in ranking:
Teaching 30.0%
Research (volume, income and reputation)
International outlook (staff, students, research): 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer)
Citations 30.0%

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The Financial Times Limited, UK

Published: January, 2019

Criteria used in ranking:
Women on board 1.0%
Weighted salary 20.0%
Value for money 3.0%
Salary increase 20.0%
PhD graduates 5.0%
Languages 1.0%
International students 4.0%
International mobility 6.0%
International faculty 4.0%
International course experience 3.0%
International board 2.0%
FT research rank 10.0%
Female students 2.0%
Female faculty 2.0%
Faculty with doctorates 5.0%
Employed at three months 2.0%
Career progress 3.0%
Careers service 2.0%
Alumni recommend 2.0%
Aims achieved 3.0%

The Times/CAO, HEA

Published: March, 2019



Urap

Published: October, 2018



Webometrics

Published: February, 2019

Criteria used in ranking:
Visibility (external links): 50.0%
Size (web pages): 20.0%
Scholar: 15.0%
Rich files: 15.0%
Ranking primarily based on the metrics of universities websites, such as number of links to website or number pages on website.

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