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Katherine Donnelly, Education Editor

Nine departments in Irish universities are in the top 50 according to the latest global higher education ranking in the world in terms of their field or specialty.

Best placed for Ireland is University College Dublin’s Veterinary Department (UCD), which rose nine places year-on-year to 23rd place on the QS World University ranking by specialty This is followed by the English Language and Literature program at Trinity College Dublin, which has climbed from 28th to 25th place.

UCD and Trinity have eight top 50 positions, while the University College Cork ranks 49th for nursing.

Other top 50 placements for Trinity include Classics & Ancient History (29th), Pharmacy & Pharmacology ( 37th) and Nursing (46th), while the other entries from UCD are Sports-Related Topics (34th), Library & Information Management (45th) and Petroleum Engineering (50th).

A total of 86 Irish departments reach Top -200 ranks, an increase of 80 in 2020, including 34 at UCD and 32 at Trinity.

Other highlights from the 2021 ranking are: * UCC has a new top 100 representation in agriculture & Forestry (57th) and Law (100th).

* NUI Galway has reached the nursing ranking in the 101-150 band and at the same time occupied the top 200 positions for English, law and modern languages.

* The National College of Art and Design is named one of the 150 best art & design schools in the world.

QA spokesperson Jack Moran said Irish universities are in extremely high class compared to their global counterparts challenging landscape.

“While most higher education systems in which Repräse ntation or performance improvements – Russia, Malaysia, China, Singapore – have received significant financial support from the government, Irish universities have been operating under budget constraints for over a decade.

« So it is all the more impressive that Ireland continues to be a repository for high-quality tertiary education, particularly in the arts, humanities and nursing sectors. « 

The subject rankings compiled by university analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds compared 13,883 individual university programs at 1,440 universities.

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