Trinity College Dublin remains Ireland’s leading university in the country, climbing nine places to 146th in the Times Higher Education world university rankings 2022. Photograph: iStock

Some of Ireland’s top universities have climbed up the latest set of world rankings. However, there is mixed news for other colleges who either slippe(...)

Afghan policemen  at a checkpoint in Panjwai district of Kandahar province on Sunday, after fierce fighting in the area with Taliban forces. Photograph: Javed Tanveer/AFP via Getty Images

It is not without reason that Afghanistan is known as the “graveyard of empires”. The ancient Greeks, the Mongols, the Mughals, the British, the Sovie(...)

A Sri Lankan health worker prepares to inject a first dose of a Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine shot at a regional medical clinic in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 1st 2021. Photograph: Chamila Karunarathne/EPA

Global cases of coronavirus rose for the first time in almost two months in the past week, the World Health Organisation said, citing countries easing(...)

Shenzhen, , just across the border from Hong Kong, has evolved from a low-end manufacturing hub to a southern Chinese Silicon Valley. Photograph: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

In the tech incubators and skyscrapers of Shenzhen, which has evolved from a low-end manufacturing hub to a southern Chinese Silicon Valley and a post(...)

The country’s top-ranked unversity fell three places to 120th place in The Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Trinity College Dublin has slipped again in the latest set of influential global university rankings. The country’s top-ranked university fell three (...)

China’s commerce ministry says US tariffs are  aimed not at addressing trade issues but at harming China’s peaceful development. Photograph: iStock

China has said it would impose new tariffs on $60 billion (€52bn) worth of imports from the US should the White House carry out its threat made earlie(...)

Trinity College Dublin has lost its status as Ireland’s only top-100 university. File photograph: Getty Images

Irish universities have tumbled down the latest set of influential world rankings, sparking alarm among senior academics over the funding “crisis” fac(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping “has consolidated his power and position, and is genuinely now very powerful”. Photograph:  SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Without once changing his direction, flipping his political message or sending a single tweet, China’s president Xi Jinping has entrenched his positio(...)

Paula Kelleher visits the Forbidden City in Beijing.
Welcome to My Place . . . Beijing
  • Abroad
  • November 26, 2017, 08:00

Paula Kelleher, from Fedamore in Co Limerick, is doing a masters in Public Administration for International Development at Beijing’s Tsinghua Universi(...)

Trinity College Dublin has climbed several places in the Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2018. Photograph: iStock

Trinity College Dublin has climbed several places in the Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2018. Brexit means “great opportunities(...)

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