Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

History

Trinity, founded in 1592, offers a world class education where students can work at the highest academic level with some of the most influential people in their field.

Continuing a 425 year tradition, Trinity educates students to be leaders and facilitate student internships with multi-national industry partners. Trinity instils in its graduates the confidence and capability to nurture and build a career that may span fields and industries, or address industrial and societal challenges which may not yet exist.

Trinity also encourages an entrepreneurial spirit, providing incubation programs for student-led companies, and has been named as Europe’s leading university two years in a row for producing venture backed entrepreneurs.

A core aspect of the Trinity education is the potential for co- and extra-curricular activities which broaden and reinforce the experience of a Trinity graduate. Student societies have been an essential part of life at Trinity since the 17th century. Student well being is extremely important at Trinity and students have access to dedicated personal support and well being services. Trinity also has a designated Global Room, which acts as a unique space for social and networking events for all our students. At Trinity, you will have the opportunity to interact with students from around the globe.

Student Life

  • 17,000 students from 122 countries
  • Over 170 student societies, sports clubs, and publications
  • Seven student publications, including the first student newspaper in Ireland
  • Diverse and exciting cultural scene on and off campus
  • Trinity’s Global Room is a space where students can celebrate cultural diversity within the University
  • Dual BA students are guaranteed access to housing throughout their time at Trinity

Faculty

  • Three Faculties: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Engineering, Mathematics, and Science; and Health Sciences
  • 24 academic Schools
  • Trinity’s researchers attract approximately €100 million annually in external funding
  • Trinity is one of the world’s only universities to provide all undergraduate students with a personal tutor—a dedicated faculty member who can offer academic, personal, and professional guidance throughout the degree program

University Resources

  • A deposit library for Ireland and the UK, holding over six million volumes
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship is at the heart of the Trinity learning experience. The University has supported 112 start-up companies
  • Approximately 2,500 works of art displayed on campus
  • The campus offers a mix of beautiful historic architecture and state-of-the-art modern facilities

After Graduation

  • Join a network of over 140,000 alumni in 150 countries worldwide
  • 94 percent of Trinity graduates are in employment or further studies within six months of completing their studies.
  • Trinity’s Career Service is ranked second in Europe [International Student Barometer 2015].
  • Trinity’s enviable location positions the University right in the heart of the hub of global business activity, "Ireland’s Silicon Valley." Students are recruited for internships, summer jobs, and graduate careers from employers who look to Trinity as a key provider of top-quality graduates.
  • Trinity’s notable alumni include: Jonathan Swift (satirist and author of Gulliver’s Travels), William Rowan Hamilton (physicist, astronomer, and mathematician), Oscar Wilde (poet, author, and dramatist), Ernest Walton (physicist and Nobel laureate), Samuel Beckett (novelist, foremost dramatist of the theater, and Nobel laureate), William Campbell (Nobel laureate), Mary Robinson (former President of Ireland, humanitarian, and current Chancellor of Trinity College Dublin), and Louise Richardson (first female Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University).
  • Trinity’s enviable location positions the University right in the heart of the hub of global business activity, "Ireland’s Silicon Valley." Students are recruited for internships, summer jobs, and graduate careers from employers who look to Trinity as a key provider of top-quality graduates.