2025 QS Global Ranking of Ireland Universities Revealed

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2025 global ranking of Ireland universities revealed

The 2025 QS World University Rankings have revealed Trinity College Dublin as the top university in Ireland.

For the third year in a row, Trinity ranked in the global top 100 (87th overall), followed by University College Dublin, University College Cork and the University of Galway.

Trinity’s Provost, Dr Linda Doyle, said:  “It is due to the talent of our staff and students that we have been in the Top 100 universities in the world for three years in a row. 

“This position, however, remains unsustainable especially in a country that has allowed investment in education and research to take a back seat. The €307 million annual funding gap in the Higher Education sector, identified by Government in May 2022, has not yet been filled. Ireland spends 1.1% of GDP on research – never having reached the long-promised 2% of GDP.”

The 2025 QS World University Rankings are the most used global rankings and measure a university’s global reputation. Universities are scored in areas such as Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty Student Ratio, Citations per Faculty, International Faculty Ratio, International Students Ratio, International Research Network, Employment Outcomes and Sustainability.

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2025 QS World University Rankings for Ireland

87th - Trinity College Dublin
126th - University College Dublin   
273rd= - University College Cork 
273rd= - University of Galway
421st= - University of Limerick    
421st= - Dublin City University    
801-850th - Maynooth University  
851-900th - Technological University Dublin

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