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UCC subjects ranked in world’s top 50 and 100

10 Apr 2024

UCC has been named as one of the world's top universities for the study of 24 subjects according to the latest world subject rankings produced by higher education analysts, QS.

Nursing (32), Law (73), Agriculture & Forestry (79), Pharmacy & Pharmacology (94), Performing Arts (51-100) have all been ranked in the top 50 and top 100 in the world.

English Language and Literature (101-150), Anatomy & Physiology (101-150), Politics & International Studies (151-200), Philosophy (151-200), make up the nine UCC subjects featuring in the top 200 globally. 

Each of Performing Arts, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Nursing, Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy, Economics & Econometrics, and Politics & International Studies improved their ranks this year. Nursing at UCC improved one place and now ranks an impressive 32nd in the world. 

This year's rankings included 1,559 institutions from 149 countries. The rankings are based on a combination of different indicators relating to academic and employer reputation, and research.    

UCC President Professor John O’Halloran said: "We are delighted that the work of our academic, research and teaching staff has been recognised by QS World University Rankings.

The spread of subjects featuring across our colleges is very positive. Our rankings are reflective of our ambition to maintain and improve UCC’s position as one of the world’s best universities."

Prof. Anita Maguire, Head of UCC's School of Chemistry said: "I am delighted to see the excellent work in the School of Chemistry in provision of education and research across the breadth of the discipline has been recognised internationally, especially in the context of the strategically important role played by the School in the provision of skilled chemistry graduates at BSc, MSc and PhD level to underpin economic growth nationally."

More information on the latest cycle of the QS subject rankings can be found here.

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