Trinity geography ranked in the top 100 departments globally.

We are delighted to see in the newly released 2016 QS University ranking that the Geography Department in Trinity College Dublin is placed in the top 100 Departments .


The rankings highlight the world’s top universities and provides a ranking of 42 subjects (including geography). The discipline ranking is based on three criteria: academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

The QS ranking also place Trinity Geography at the top of Irish Departments.

Speaking earlier the Head of the Department Professor Padraig Carmody said

We are delighted to be amongst the top geography departments in the world. This is testament to the high quality research and teaching that takes place in the department and our outstanding students. The fact that two of our staff members, Profs. Anna Davies and Martin Sokol, recently received prestigious European Research Council grants is also a source of pride and indicative of the quality of the work that takes place here”.

The head of the School of Natural Science, Professor Mitchell said

I am delighted that Geography has maintained its global QS ranking within the top 100 geography disciplines worldwide. It is a validation of the quality and dedication of a dynamic group that have continued to attract top class students and substantial international research funding through which they have generated truly outstanding research and policy publications.

Our Departments is known for its excellence in teaching and research with particular specialisations in biogeochemistry, development geography, earth and planetary surface processes, environmental governance, economic and financial geography, natural hazards and Quaternary environments.



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