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Posted 29 April 2015

UCD improves position in QS World University Rankings by Subject

UCD Veterinary Science and Development Studies ranked in top 50

QS World University Rankings by Subject, published today, place UCD in the top 200 for 29 subjects (up from 22 in 2014) and in the top 100 for 9 of these subjects (up from 7 in 2014).

The subject rankings place UCD first in Ireland in 12 subjects (up from 7 in 2014).  These include four new subject categories: Veterinary Science, Architecture/Built Environment, Business & Management Studies, and Development Studies.  Others are Law, Engineering – Chemical, Engineering – Civil & Structural, Agriculture & Forestry, Earth & Marine Sciences, Materials Science, Statistics & Operational Research and (jointly) Mathematics.

Overall, UCD increased its ranking in 11 subjects and maintained its band position in 14.  The biggest upward movers are: Mathematics, Materials Science, Earth & Marine Sciences, Pharmacy & Pharmacology, and Philosophy, all climbing over fifty places.

The QS Rankings group institutions into bands of 50, with 800 out of 3,500 universities evaluated ranking within the top 200 across the 36 subjects.  UCD does not offer three of these subjects (Art & Design, Dentistry, Communication & Media Studies).    Over 126,000 academic and employer survey responses  were included.  Over 100 million citations attributions were analysed and 13,000 programmes verified.

UCD QS Subject Rankings
Top 50 in world - 2 Veterinary Science (40)
  Development Studies (45)
Top in Ireland - 12 Veterinary Science Development Studies
  Architecture/Built Environment Business & Management
  Law Engineering -Chemical
  Engineering – Civil & Structural Earth & Marine Science
  Agriculture & Forestry Materials Science
  Statistics & Operational Research Mathematics
Top 100 in world – 9 English Language & Literature History
  Modern Languages Agriculture & Forestry
  Veterinary Science Geography & Area Studies
  Development Studies Law
  Politics & International Studies  

Commenting on the rankings, the President of UCD, Professor Andrew Deeks said: “The strong UCD performance demonstrates the comprehensive balance of our disciplines and the value of our interdisciplinary approach to research.  We will continue to build our reputation on this foundation of excellent and important research.”


(Produced by UCD University Relations)


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