Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin is Ireland's leading university. Recognised for its transformative research and education conducted at the frontiers of disciplines, Trinity is ranked 71st in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2014.

The pursuit of academic excellence through research and scholarship is at the heart of Trinity’s academic endeavour. Trinity is known for intellectual rigour, excellence, interdisciplinarity, and research-led teaching. Home to Nobel prize-winners such as scientist Ernest Walton and writer Samuel Beckett, Trinity draws visitors from across the world to its historic campus each year, including to the Book of Kells and Science Gallery which capture the university’s connection to both old and new.

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.

Founded in 1592, Trinity is 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.

Spread across 47 acres in Dublin’s city centre, Trinity’s has a 17,000-strong student body, 3,000 staff and over 100,000 alumni across the world. Of the student body, 16% come from outside Ireland and, of those, 40% are from outside the European Union, making Trinity’s campus cosmopolitan and bustling, with a focus on diversity.


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Key facts

  • 17,000 students
  • 2,800 employees
  • 24 Schools
  • 3 Faculties
  • 71st in top 100 world universities