The annual QS World University Rankings have just been released and our members universities have performed well with five improving their performance on last year’s result. Irish Universities performed strongest under the ‘international’faculty category and there were improvements for all universities under the ‘academic reputation’ category based on a survey of 102,000 academic staff across the globe.
Responding to the results Director General of the Irish Universities Association, Jim Miley said:
“It is gratifying to see the number of Irish universities which have improved their QS rankings in what is an increasingly competitive global sector. As part of their overall score, the improvements in the academic reputation score for all Irish universities are a direct result of the dedication and professionalism of the 16,000 strong staff in our universities. This ray of good news is against the backdrop of a funding crisis for our universities exacerbated by the cost and revenue foregone as a consequence of the pandemic. These strong QS academic reputation scores must be buttressed with a definitive sustainable solution to core funding per student and to research.”