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RCSI Ranked 49th in Times Higher Education World University Rankings for International Outlook

29 January 2015
Earlier this week, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings announced the top 100 institutions by ‘International Outlook. RCSI was ranked as number 49 in the world. The announcement was made following on from the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in October 2014 which listed RCSI in the top 400 institutions in the world for the first time.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015 lists the best global universities and are the only international university performance tables to judge world class universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The top universities rankings employ 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available.

The week the Times Higher Education produced further data that analysed the ‘International Outlook’ sub-category for the first time. ‘International Outlook’ gives credits to universities for international students and staff as well as research publications with international partners. 

Professor Cathal Kelly, RCSI Chief Executive said “We are very pleased to be seen in the top 50 institutions in the world in terms of International Outlook. As the College looks to focus its activities in terms of reputation and institutional metrics, it is an encouraging signal that we are continuing to make progress with our Growth and Excellence strategy.” 

Institutions are excluded from the Times Higher Education World University Rankings if they do not teach undergraduates, if they teach only a single narrow subject, or if their research output amounted to fewer than 1,000 articles between 2008 and 2012 (220 a year). 

More than 50 different nationalities are represented on the RCSI student body. RCSI has an Alumni network of more than 20,000 graduates from more than 70 countries worldwide. 

RCSI is a not-for-profit health sciences institute which focuses on education and research to drive positive change in all areas of human health worldwide.  RCSI is headquartered in Dublin and is a recognised College of the National University of Ireland. In 2010, RCSI was granted independent degree awarding status by the State, which enables the College to award degrees alongside its traditional powers to award licentiates.