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UCC ranked in top 100 globally in Agriculture and Forestry

The QS World University Rankings by Subject are compiled annually to help prospective students identify the leading universities in a particular subject. Research citations, along with the results of major global surveys of employers and academics are used to rank universities.

1,543 universities across the globe are examined by the London-based QS, and it ranked UCC in the top 100 in the world for Nursing (41st globally), Agriculture & Forestry (59th), Pharmacy & Pharmacology (66th), and Law (75th). 

In total, nine subjects at UCC are ranked among the top 200 in the world, including Anatomy and Physiology (101-140 globally), English Language and Literature (101-150), Medicine, Modern Languages, and Politics & International Studies (all 151-200).

UCC’s strong performance in Nursing, Agriculture & Forestry, Law, and Anatomy & Physiology has these courses ranked number one in Ireland in their particular subjects.

In total 15 subjects at UCC either held or improved their position in this year’s QS World University Rankings.

UCC President Professor John O’Halloran commended the university’s community for their efforts.

“We are delighted that the QS World University Rankings has recognised the tireless work of our academics, researchers, and teaching staff. Their commitment to excellence has seen UCC not just meet the challenge of maintaining standards during a pandemic, but excelling further in delivering a world-leading education to our students, and ground-breaking research.

“Our strong showing across the board is reflective of our strategic ambition to maintain and improve UCC’s position as one of the world’s best universities, and I want to thank everyone for their work,” he said.

Inaugurated in 2004, the London based QS rankings has grown to become the world’s most popular source of independent comparative data about university performance.