The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) recently collated a list of the top 1,000 third-level institutions which featured eight of Ireland‘s universities. The top also contained eight from the United States and two British universities in the top 10.
The highest ranked Irish university was Trinity College Dublin is the Irish university which was listed 200th overall. The next best ranked Irish university was University College Dublin which was ranked 269th worldwide, followed by University College Cork at 463rd on the list.
These were not the sole Irish representatives in the top 1,000 with other Irish universities also making the list, these included the National University of Ireland, Galway (600), the Royal College of Surgeons (647), Dublin City University (819), the National University of Ireland, Maynooth (820) and the University of Limerick (944).
The United States has 229 universities in the top 1,000, China has 84, Japan has 74, the UK has 64 and Germany has 55. Ireland and Greece have eight universities on the list.
The 2014 list is based on eight factors described by the CWUR as “objective and robust”. Education quality, alumni employment, quality of faculty, publications, influence, research citations, impact and patents all influence a university’s ranking.
The complete list of CWUR’s top 1000 universities can be found at cwur.org.