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Irish Universities falling further down the World Rankings

While we all realise that the world rankings for Universities (and probably most other things) is flawed, people still pay a huge amount of attention to them, and being higher is certainly better than being lower.

From today’s Irish Times:

TCD AND UCD have continued to slide down the world university rankings in a trend which will concern Government, business and heads of colleges.

The latest QS rankings – published this morning – show a substantial drop in ranking for most Irish universities.

TCD drops down 13 places to 65; UCD is down 20 places from 114 to 134. NUI Galway suffers the most dramatic fall, down 66 places to 298. UCC bucked the trend, up marginally from 184 to 181.

Not good.

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Google College Rankings

I recently came across an interesting site called “The Google College Rankings”. The premise of the site is to use Google search results to determine the “top” (for some definition of top") universities in a country. This approach is much less methodical than the better known Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Here’s the page for Irish Universities/Colleges.

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