Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin is Ireland's leading university. With a longstanding reputation as a university of global consequence, excellent teaching and research, Trinity is currently ranked 1st in Ireland and 98th in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2016.

The pursuit of academic excellence through research and scholarship is at the heart of Trinity’s academic endeavours, attracting diverse individuals with incredible curiosity and talent. Trinity is uniquely situated at the nexus of tradition and innovation, offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across 24 schools and three faculties: arts, humanities, and social sciences; engineering, mathematics and science; and health sciences. Trinity is known for intellectual rigour, excellence, and research-led teaching, and continually focuses on developing interdisciplinary research and scholarship of international significance.

Looking to its rich history, Trinity is proud to boast esteemed alumni, including Nobel prize-winners such as scientist Ernest Walton, writer Samuel Beckett, and biologist and parasitologist William Campbell. While celebrating its past and tradition, Trinity continues to look forward to the future. Trinity accounts for one-quarter of all spin-out companies from Irish higher education institutions, helping to turn Ireland into an innovation-intensive, high-productivity economy. That culture of innovation and entrepreneurship is a defining characteristic of our campus as we help shape the next generation of job creators and global citizens in Ireland.

Spread across 51 acres in Dublin’s bustling city centre, Trinity draws visitors from across the world to its historic campus each year. The College’s highlights include the Book of Kells and the Science Gallery, which capture Trinity’s connection to both old and new. Trinity has a 17,500-strong student body, 3,000 staff and over 110,000 alumni across the world. Of the student body, 16% come from outside Ireland and, of those, 40% are from outside the European Union, highlighting Trinity’s cosmopolitan and diverse population and campus.


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Key facts

  • 17,000 students
  • 2,800 employees
  • 24 Schools
  • 3 Faculties
  • 98th in top 100 world universities