Trinity ranked as 15th-best in world for maths

TRINITY College Dublin (TCD) has been ranked as the world’s 15th-best university for mathematics.

The college is also placed 36th on a list of universities ranked for chemistry in the first global rankings by subject for environmental sciences, with other Irish universities also appearing in the top 200 for a number of science subjects.

The data was compiled by QS rates colleges on academic reputation, employer reputation and research citations.

TCD’s 15th place in maths out of more than 600 of the world’s top third level institutions places it between well known US universities Columbia and Cornell, in a table topped by Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In addition to a 36th-place ranking for chemistry, Trinity is 49th for physics and in the top 150 for earth sciences.

Earlier this month, the college featured just inside the top 50 in QS rankings for psychology, and in the top 100 for medicine and for biological sciences.

TCD is joined in the latest QS tables by University College Cork (UCC) and University College Dublin (UCD) in the 100th to 150th rankings for environmental sciences.

UCC and UCD are both between 151st and 200th in physics and, along with NUI Galway, are similarly- ranked for earth sciences.

UCD is the only Irish university with a top 200 position for metallurgy and materials, and is among the 150 best universities for maths and chemistry, with UCC in the top 200 for both subject areas.

The latest successes come in the same week that the world’s media has seen Queen Elizabeth II visit Trinity’s library and view the Book of Kells, among other priceless antiquities.

Tomorrow, the queen will see some of the world- leading research taking place at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork.

The centre, with a global reputation in nano-technology, combines some of the best research talent of UCC and Cork Institute of Technology.

The medical and bio-logical rankings earlier this month put UCD in the top 100 for psychology and in the top 150 for medicine and biological sciences. UCC is in the top 150 for biological sciences and top 200 for medicine, while NUI Galway is among the world’s 200 leading universities for biological sciences.

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