Academics and employers gathered to announce the world’s top universities in 30 individual disciplines as part of the 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject. And NUI Galway, along with eight other Irish institutions appeared on the list of the world’s top 200 universities. And considering that some 678 third level education facilities were ranked in total, Galway’s overall positioning should boost its credentials as a university worth attending.
The subject area ranking, which covers mathematics, economics, history, environmental sciences, and 25 other distinctions, is based on last year’s rankings data. NUI Galway featured in five of the 30 subjects including English language and literture (151 - 200 ), history (101 - 150 ), computer science and info systems (101 - 150 ), pharmacy and pharmacology (151 - 200 ), and law (151 - 200 )
Speaking of the announcement, president of NUI Galway, Dr Jim Browne, said: “This is very good news for NUI Galway as the QS World University Rankings by Subject series takes into the account the opinion of academics and employers via a global survey confirming that our position globally is on the rise. We operate in a global market, competing for students and research support on an international playing field, and this international recognition of the quality of our research and teaching from academic and employer opinions around the world are very significant.”
Now in its third year, The QS World University Rankings by Subject series is the only internationally approved evaluation that allows prospective students to compare universities in their particular area of interest.
The 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject evaluated 2,858 universities and ranked 678 institutions in total.