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Trinity moves up rankings

Ireland’s universities have performed well in the latest round of international university rankings.

Trinity College Dublin moved from 131st to 117th in the international league tables from the Times Higher Education released on 5 September. Trinity’s improved position arose due to a stronger teaching reputation and greater research influence, according to the ranking’s compilers.

Brexit could provide “great opportunities” for Irish universities to advance by attracting researchers from the UK and other countries, according to Phil Baty, who compiles the rankings. Success would depend on the availability of improved funding for higher education, he said, and Ireland had to invest in its universities if it hoped to take advantage of the changes Brexit will bring.

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