RCSI maintains position in top 250 universities worldwide and ranked 50th in the world for ‘international outlook’

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RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences has been ranked among the top 250 universities in the world in the 2023 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, announced today.

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

Growing numbers of PhD and MD graduates and an increase in research publications driven by the success of our €25m Strategic Academic Recruitment (StAR) Programme are key strengths underpinning RCSI’s performance in this year’s rankings.

RCSI's global focus and collaboration is also recognised in this year's league table with the University ranked 50th in the world in the 'International Outlook' category, for the second year.

Earlier this year, the university ranked Top 50 in the world for Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Good Health and Well-being) in the Times Higher Impact Ranking (2022), reflecting its ongoing commitment to ensuring its education and research is focused on improving the lives of people and communities around the world.

Professor Cathal Kelly, Vice Chancellor of RCSI, said: "The global education environment is increasingly competitive, with greater numbers participating in the World University Rankings each year. Maintaining our position in the Top 250 for the seventh year is testament to the dedication of our students, faculty, researchers, clinicians and professional staff.

"The rankings provide an important signal of the quality of the education experience at RCSI and the impact of our research. RCSI's particularly strong performance in the research elements of the rankings is a result of our continued investment in the patient-focused research of our academics, clinicians and educators."

A total of 1,799 universities were including in this year's THE World University Rankings, an increase of 137 over last year's rankings. 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 121 million citations from 15.5 million research publications, as well as more than 40,000 responses to a survey of academics around the world.