UCD School of Veterinary Medicine Ranked #23 in the 2021 QS World University Subject Rankings

The UCD School of Veterinary Medicine has moved up nine places in the QS World University Subject Rankings to now be ranked 23rd in the world for Veterinary Sciences. The increase, which now sees the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine positioned as the highest ranked subject in University College Dublin and first in Ireland overall.

The UCD School of Veterinary Medicine is the only school of Veterinary Medicine on the island of Ireland and offers internationally recognised undergraduate degrees in veterinary medicine and veterinary nursing. Accredited by the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) and the Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI), the School’s  MVB degree programme is one of only seven in Europe accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).  

Compiled by global higher education analysts, QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the rankings provide authoritative comparative analysis on the performance of 14,435 individual university programs, taken by students at 1,452 universities in 86 locations around the world, across 51 academic disciplines and five broad Faculty Areas. 

The rankings are determined by a range of criteria, including academic reputation, research impact, number of citations, employer reputation and the h-index which measures the productivity and impact of each published scientist or scholar at a university. More information about each of these can be found in our methodology.

Commenting on the rankings Professor Michael Doherty, Dean and Head of School of UCD School of Veterinary Medicine said:  “As Ireland’s only veterinary school, we are delighted to see our position in the  QS World University Subject Rankings increase to 23rd in the world. These rankings are a testament to the international standards of teaching and the standards of research being carried out in the school on a daily basis.” Professor Doherty also added “On occasions like this it is important to acknowledge the contribution and huge team effort made by all of the staff in the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine over many years to continue to perform strongly in these global rankings.”