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#University College Dublin

From The42 Con O'Callaghan's Sigerson involvement with UCD unclear as he juggles Cuala commitments

Con O'Callaghan's Sigerson involvement with UCD unclear as he juggles Cuala commitments

O’Callaghan carried the water for UCD for their win over Maynooth yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Complaint upheld after UCD student asked to pay almost €500 more in fees than advertised ASAI

Complaint upheld after UCD student asked to pay almost €500 more in fees than advertised

Outdated fee information had been listed on UCD’s School of Medicine website.

From TheJournal.ie Compulsory sexual consent classes planned for UCD following revenge porn allegations Lad Culture

Compulsory sexual consent classes planned for UCD following revenge porn allegations

The university is investigating claims that male students shared explicit images of female students without their permission.

From TheJournal.ie Inside the PR machine - how Ireland's top universities recruit Chinese students Come On Over

Inside the PR machine - how Ireland's top universities recruit Chinese students

International tuition fees have become an important source of revenue for cash-strapped Irish universities.

From TheJournal.ie Five properties to view this weekend… over €500,000 Viewing Advised This post contains images

Five properties to view this weekend… over €500,000

Here are the 5 best properties for over €500,000 you can view this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Over 300 people donated their bodies to medical science from 2012 - 2014 Silent Teachers

Over 300 people donated their bodies to medical science from 2012 - 2014

There are five medical schools who take donations in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie UCD ends practice of buying greyhounds for medical experiments Dogs

UCD ends practice of buying greyhounds for medical experiments

Over a six-year period, the university bought a total of 212 dogs.

From TheJournal.ie Database of Irish who fought with Australians during WW1 goes online Waltzing Matilda

Database of Irish who fought with Australians during WW1 goes online

The new resource comes as part of a collaboration between the Australian University of New South Wales and University College Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Irish scientist to help combat aggressive ‘triple negative’ breast cancer UCD

Irish scientist to help combat aggressive ‘triple negative’ breast cancer

UCD’s Dr Madeline Murphy has been awarded €25,000 from the Breast Cancer Campaign.

Nicolas Cage's face is mysteriously appearing on official UCD computers

In UCD, there is no escape from Cage.

23 things you'll only know if you went to University College Dublin

Keeping it South Side since 1854.

From TheJournal.ie UCD students complain of lack of respect on campus Campus Living

UCD students complain of lack of respect on campus

The university’s students’ union claim rights are being infringed upon on UCD residence.

From TheJournal.ie How can we think differently about global challenges facing Ireland? Think Big

How can we think differently about global challenges facing Ireland?

A ‘Thinking Big’ forum was held at UCD over the weekend, where participants discussed issues currently facing Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie UCD Smurfit School MBA ranked among best in world Rankings

UCD Smurfit School MBA ranked among best in world

The MBA programme has moved up five spots in the Financial Times Global Executive MBA Rankings.

From TheJournal.ie Revealed: British to blame for Ireland’s drink problem Binge Drinking

Revealed: British to blame for Ireland’s drink problem

A University College Dublin study found students from traditionally British areas of the country are more likely to binge drink.

From The42 Jonny Wilkinson gets his hands on a UCD jersey Belfield

Jonny Wilkinson gets his hands on a UCD jersey

The Toulon fly-half was out training in Dublin 4 ahead of tomorrow’s Top 14 meeting with Toulouse.

From The42 'It's not like the jerseys were the culprits' - UCD defend use of Penn State equipment Uniform

'It's not like the jerseys were the culprits' - UCD defend use of Penn State equipment

UCD American football team will wear gear owned by the college at the centre of a child sex abuse scandal.

From TheJournal.ie Student body hit out over use of debt collectors in colleges Debt Collectors

Student body hit out over use of debt collectors in colleges

The response from the USI comes after a tender by UCD for the “collection of outstanding monies”.

From The42 Fair Play award gives UCD hope of Europa League spot next season Nice Guys

Fair Play award gives UCD hope of Europa League spot next season

The Students must wait until next May to discover their European fate.

From TheJournal.ie Staff at UCD student bar call off planned strike action at last minute Closed Down

Staff at UCD student bar call off planned strike action at last minute

Staff had planned the strike action for today after they did not receive redundancy payments due after the bar closed unexpectedly.

From TheJournal.ie Former UCD bar staff to strike over unpaid wages Teetotal

Former UCD bar staff to strike over unpaid wages

The campus Student Bar has closed with heavy debts – while the builders in charge of building a new one have also hit trouble.

From TheJournal.ie No major changes for Irish colleges in latest University rankings University Rankings

No major changes for Irish colleges in latest University rankings

Trinity College, UCD, UCC, NUI Galway and DCU haven’t seen any major change in their rankings since this time last year.

From TheJournal.ie UCD 'spin-out' companies plan more than 50 jobs by end of 2013 UCD

UCD 'spin-out' companies plan more than 50 jobs by end of 2013

The new companies have come about from research undertaken at the Dublin university.

From TheJournal.ie Higgins tops nationwide poll of students' Aras intentions Race For The Áras

Higgins tops nationwide poll of students' Aras intentions

Michael D Higgins tops a nationwide opinion poll of almost 2,000 students across Ireland’s seven university campuses.

From The42 And they're off: Irish scientists develop genetic test to find tomorrow's top racehorses Mark Your Card

And they're off: Irish scientists develop genetic test to find tomorrow's top racehorses

New genomics technology will increase the chances of successfully identifying foals and yearlings who are most likely to emerge in the winner’s enclosure.

From TheJournal.ie Space shuttle Atlantis - the Irish connections NASA

Space shuttle Atlantis - the Irish connections

An Irish science blog has uncovered the many links between the final space shuttle mission and our fair isle.

From TheJournal.ie College agrees to restore UCD Ball after student campaigns UCD Ball

College agrees to restore UCD Ball after student campaigns

Authorities and students strike a deal to reschedule the UCD Ball, which was cancelled last week after a licence dispute.

From TheJournal.ie The second miracle of Cardinal Newman paves the way for sainthood Catholicism

The second miracle of Cardinal Newman paves the way for sainthood

The founder of UCD will be beatified by the Pope later this month.

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.