- Trinity Politics Department rated 31st best in the world
In the 2013 QS Subject Rankings for 'Politics and International Studies' published in May 2013, Trinity College Dublin was rated number 31 in the world, number 8 in Europe, and number 1 in Ireland. Commenting on this achievement, head of department Prof Michael Gallagher said 'This is a tribute to the quality and commitment of the strong academic team in the department, and helps to explain why admission to our undergraduate, masters and PhD programmes is so competitive'.
- New masters programme in Politics and Public Policy
The Department of Political Science is introducing a new masters programme beginning September 2013, an MSc in Politics and Public Policy. Admission deadline 1 June 2013. This complements the existing Masters in International Politics; the admission deadline is also 1 June.
- 2013 Trinity Scholars
The Department congratulates the 9 undergraduate students of Political Science elected to Scholarships on 8 April 2013: Catalina De La Sota Bouyssou (PPES), Alexander Conway (Political Science and Geography), William Dunne (PPES), Eamonn Fahey (Political Science and Geography), Clare Kelly (Law and Political Science), Henry Longden (Philosophy and Political Science), Aoife O'Reilly (Law and Political Science), James Rooney (Law and Political Science), Cormac Shine (History and Political Science)
- Award to Dr Jacqueline Hayden
Dr Jacqueline Hayden has been awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland 'for outstanding services rendered to the promotion of Poland's transition to democracy, for acting as a truthful witness to the situation on the ground during the period of martial law and for accomplishments in your journalistic undertakings'. The ceremony at which the Order is to be awarded will take place at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw on 4 June 2013.
- PhD studentships available
The Department of Political Science is advertising a small number of studentships for its innovative PhD programme. Each studentship consists of a stipend plus payment of fees. Application for this financial support is automatically considered as part of the normal admissions process. Deadline is 31 March 2013.
- Departure of Dr Robert Thomson
At the end of December Dr Robert Thomson left Trinity College to take up a chair at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. In his seven years in Trinity College Robert was an excellent colleague, maintaining a high level of research output and supervising a number of doctoral theses to completion. We wish him well in his new role.
- Tom Pegram Appointed New Director of the Policy Institute
Tom Pegram, Assistant Professor in Political Science, has been appointed Director of the Policy Institute. Tom will lead development of the Institute's programme of activities which aims to highlight the contribution of philosophy and social science to current public issues.