UCD climbs to 161 from 187 in 2013

The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings draws upon a number of indicators to produce a ranking of the top higher education institutions globally. The thirteen indicators cover five areas: teaching, research, citations, knowledge transfer and international outlook. It also includes a reputation survey undertaken by over 10,000 academics.

This year, University College Dublin’s ranking rose 26 places from 187 to 161. The main areas where UCD improved its scores in the THE ranking were in publications per academic, citation impact and international co-authorship.  These indicators all fall within the category of improved quality and productivity.

Reacting to University College Dublin’s rise in the Times Higher Education university rankings, the president of UCD, Dr Hugh Brady said:

“UCD’s climb up the THE rankings is a great credit to our staff who, have worked tirelessly to maintain the high quality experience offered to our students, sustain our world-class research programmes, strengthen our ties with industry and civic organisations, grow our overseas programmes and greatly enhance our campus infrastructure.’’

For the full THE World University Rankings, visit www.timeshighereducation.co.uk