Trinity College Dublin has climbed 14 places in the World University Rankings.

Trinity College Dublin has been rated as the 117th best in the world in the Times higher Education list. It remains the highest-placed Irish institution in the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.

The college is the only Irish higher education institute within the top 200, as UCD, NUI Galway, and the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland all ranked between 201 and 250.
 
Overall nine Irish institutions made the list of 1,000, where Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin City University, Maynooth University, University College Cork and University of Limerick all made the cut. All reamined in the same bandings as last year whic are:
 
  • NUI Galway, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, and University College Dublin, all ranked between 201 and 250
  • University College Cork ranked between 351 and 400
  • Dublin City University (401-500), University of Limerick (501-600)
  • Dublin Institute of Technology (601-800)
 
Phil Baty, THE global rankings editorial director, said TCD’s improvement and the steady position of most others is impressive in the context of funding pressures and the rise of Asian universities.
 
“But Ireland’s global standing is likely to decline if funding does not increase and institutions are not given greater autonomy,” he said.
 
Mr Baty also claims that Brexit will provide many great opportunities for Ireland.
 
“The country could be well placed to attract researchers from the UK and elsewhere that want to retain access to EU research funding and remain in the EU,” he said.
 
“Ireland must ensure that it invests in its universities to take advantage of its position and remain a key global player in higher education,” Mr Baty said.
 
The top five is completed by Oxford, Cambridge, California Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.