Four Irish universities listed among top 200 universities in the world

11 Sep 2012

Four Irish universities have been listed among the world’s top 200, according to the QS University Rankings. These include: Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Queen’s University of Belfast and University College Cork.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology topped the list at No 1 with a score of 100, followed by University of Cambridge (UK) with a score of 99.8, Harvard with a score of 99.2, University College London with a sore of 98.7 and University of Oxford with a score of 98.6.

Trinity College Dublin came in at No 67 on the list with an overall score of 71.3.

University College Dublin came in at No 131 on the list with an overall score of  59.1.

Queen’s University of Belfast has been ranked 166th on the list with a score of 53.5, while University College Cork came in at No 190 on the list with a score of 50.2.

In terms of the methodology used, points rewarded by the QS University Rankings are given in terms of academic reputation (40pc), employer reputation (10pc), citations per faculty (20pc), faculty-student ratio (20pc), proportion of international students (5pc) and proportion of international faculty (5pc).

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years