Latest QS World University Rankings see NUI Galway Galway ranked 258th in the world

Jun 09 2021 Posted: 07:34 IST

NUI Galway has been named as the world’s 258th best university in the world, according to the latest edition of the world’s leading university ranking. The eighteenth edition of the QS World University Rankings, released today (8 June 2021) by global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds, names the world’s 1300 best universities.

NUI Galway rankings are third in Ireland, 195 in Faculty/Student Ratio, 165 in International Faculty Ratio, 238 in  International Student Ratio, and overall Ireland is the 38th-most represented location in the world.

The rankings provide authoritative comparative analysis on the performance of the world’s top 1300 universities – 145 more than in 2021’s edition – which can be found in 97 locations. 6415 institutions were nominated for evaluation, 3775 evaluated as eligible, and 1673 were analyzed. The results also account for the distribution and performance of 14.7 million academic papers published between 2015 and 2019, and the 96 million citations received by those papers.

Jack Moran, QS Spokesperson, said: “The positive reputational trends we are observing in our Irish dataset suggest that the country’s universities are continuing to command the respect of the world’s academics, and are nurturing graduates capable of succeeding in the modern workplace. So, too, are several upward movements observed in our internationalization indicators, suggesting that Irish universities remain attractive to both students and faculty across the world. The obstacles to further improvement are felt in the areas that require consistent investment: teaching capacity, and research impact. While a deeper-dive into our data suggests that, in many respects, Ireland’s institutions are performing well, there will, in an increasingly competitive global environment, be an upper-bound on their improvement as long as current funding constraints continue.”

The full rankings can be found at from Tuesday 8th June, 20:00 GMT.


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