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From TheJournal.ie Michael D: “Skewed values” partly to blame for economic collapse Economy

Michael D: “Skewed values” partly to blame for economic collapse

The President said that “radical individualism” and light-touch regulation led to markets being seen as infallible.

From TheJournal.ie TCD among research group awarded €3m for anti-inflammatory project Research

TCD among research group awarded €3m for anti-inflammatory project

The project will investigate the use of plants from the Amazon rainforest on immune processes.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Irish silent films from the early 1900s Irish Film This post contains videos

Watch: Irish silent films from the early 1900s

As critics hail contemporary silent film The Artist, TheJournal.ie takes a look back at Ireland’s silent films.

From TheJournal.ie TCD bans Daily Mail from campus shops Ban

TCD bans Daily Mail from campus shops

Students voted last night to ban the newspaper from shops over an inaccurate article it ran about UCC student Caolan Mulrooney.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: Dominic West at Trinity College Dublin Dominic West This post contains images

In pictures: Dominic West at Trinity College Dublin

The TCD graduate and star of the ‘The Wire’ spoke at the University Philosophical Society tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should far-right groups be given a platform to speak? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should far-right groups be given a platform to speak?

Nick Griffin’s invite to a college debate has been withdrawn over safety fears. But should similar figures be invited in the first place?

From TheJournal.ie Trinity society withdraws invite to BNP leader Nick Griffin BNP

Trinity society withdraws invite to BNP leader Nick Griffin

The Phil had invited the controversial MEP to participate in a debate next week, but withdrew the invite after student protests.

From TheJournal.ie Far-right BNP leader Nick Griffin to speak at Trinity debate BNP

Far-right BNP leader Nick Griffin to speak at Trinity debate

Griffin has been invited address students about immigration – but some are calling on the university to cancel the event.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Friday

In the Friday Fix: Report into Air France crash released, heartbreaking scenes as Dublin autism school shuts, Trinity College chief is an Anchorman fan… and has Microsoft ‘leaked’ an anti-Google video?

From TheJournal.ie TCD fifteenth in the world when it comes to maths Brains

TCD fifteenth in the world when it comes to maths

Irish universities have fared very well in maths and engineering…

From TheJournal.ie One in ten UCD staff on six figure salaries- report Six Figures

One in ten UCD staff on six figure salaries- report

Records reveal that some staff at some universities earn in excess of €200,000.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach opens new €131 million Biomedical Sciences Institute Now Open

Taoiseach opens new €131 million Biomedical Sciences Institute

The new facility will house five schools for Trinity College Dublin and is based on Pearse St.

From TheJournal.ie Data breach at Trinity College Dublin TCD

Data breach at Trinity College Dublin

Personal information was made available on a local college network, but Trinity says it doesn’t believe that privacy was compromised.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In today’s Fix: dog ownership could be outlawed in Iran; more drivers caught speeding; and Ukraine promised €550m to build Chernobyl reactor containment shell.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN may just be about to overtake Trinity in the World University Rankings.

The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), who publish the rankings are set to change the way in which they compile the lists. THES Editor Phil Baty says “we can expect some big-name institutions to take a hit in the new World University Rankings.”

Currently over 50% of the ranking is comprised of subjective opinion, rather than objective evidence. 40% is made up of the institution’s reputation among scholars and a further 10% is based on how employers perceive the institution’s graduates. This is set to change with 13 new indicators – reputation will make up only 20% of the ranking.

Trinity currently ranks at number 43 while UCD is at number 89 on the list. The gap may just be too big but there is an expectation that the THES list will change dramatically, when it is published in the Autumn.

Baty says “Big names with big reputations that lack world-class research output and influence to match will suffer in comparison with previous exercises. Conversely, unsung heroes have a better chance of recognition.”

Trinity academic Kevin O’Rourke is a little more cautious saying “I have no idea if Irish universities are going to do better or worse this autumn, but if they do worse, then people will need to remember that the ranking procedure has changed.”

The Top 200 World Universities in full.