RCSI retains position in top 250 universities worldwide

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RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences has been ranked among the top 250 of universities worldwide, for the sixth consecutive year, in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings announced today.

RCSI has maintained its worldwide position in the #201–250 category and ranks joint second out of the nine ranked institutions in the Republic of Ireland.

The THE World University Rankings 2022 includes 1,662 universities across 99 countries and regions, standing as the largest and most diverse university rankings to date. RCSI's global focus and collaboration is also recognised in this year's league table with the University rising to 45th in the world in the 'International Outlook' category.

The result follows on from RCSI's strong performance in the THE Impact Rankings published in April this year. This saw the University ranked joint second in the world for its contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Goal 3 'Good Health and Wellbeing'.

Commenting on the rankings, Professor Cathal Kelly, RCSI Chief Executive, said, "Retaining our top 250 position for the sixth consecutive year in the THE World University Rankings, in an increasingly competitive global education environment, is testament to the commitment and innovation of our students, faculty, researchers and professional staff. This result is of particular significance to the RCSI community this year, as our staff have continued to conduct world-class research and deliver an engaging academic experience, despite the immense challenges presented to us by the pandemic.

"RCSI's particularly strong performance in the research elements of the league table is also evidence of our continued emphasis on the patient-focused research of our academics, clinicians and educators and of our growing reputation for impact in the field of human health."

The rankings are based on 13 carefully calibrated indicators that measure an institution's performance across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. Data analysed to create the rankings includes 108 million citations from 14.4 million research publications, as well as a survey of 22,000 academics around the world.