UCD School of Education Ranked Number 1 in Ireland in QS Subject Rankings
We are delighted to announce that the latest QS World University Rankings, (2017) has confirmed that the UCD School of Education is the leading Education School in Ireland. These internationally recognised rankings are designed to assess performance according to reputation, research and nurturing employability. Internationally our School is ranked in the top 150 Schools among top tier universities.
Achieving this status is particularly gratifying for the School because of the diversity of audiences researched in order to determine these rankings. Data is compiled from sources which include academics (from other universities) and a survey of employers, this is then used to assess an institutions’ international reputation in each subject. The breadth of this survey is manifested by the large number of respondents, for example, almost seventy five thousand academic peers from over 140 nations throughout the world voting in the Academic Reputation indicator category last year. The crucial area of research impact is also included in the rankings. Performance is measured based on research citations per paper and, what is known as the h-index, which covers both the productivity and impact of the published work of an academic. On each of these indicators UCD School of Education attracted the highest of ratings here in Ireland.