About Trinity

Trinity College Dublin

At Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin we provide a liberal environment where independence of thought is highly valued and all are encouraged to achieve their potential. We promote a diverse, interdisciplinary, inclusive environment which nurtures ground-breaking research, innovation, and creativity through engaging with issues of global significance. 

Located in a beautiful campus in the heart of Dublin’s city centre, Trinity is Ireland’s highest ranked university and one of the world’s top 100.  It is home to 17,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students across all the major disciplines in the arts and humanities, and in business, law, engineering, science, and health sciences.

Trinity’s tradition of independent intellectual inquiry has produced some of the world’s finest, most original minds including the writers Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett (Nobel laureate), the scientists William Rowan Hamilton and Ernest Walton (Nobel laureate), the political thinker Edmund Burke, and the former President of Ireland and UNHCR Mary Robinson. This tradition finds expression today in a campus culture of scholarship, innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and dedication to societal reform.

Strategic Plan

The University is committed to excellence in both research and teaching, to the enhancement of the learning experience of each of its students and to an inclusive Trinity community with equality of access for all. The University will continue to disseminate its knowledge and expertise to the benefit of the City of Dublin, the country and the international community.

College Strategic Plan

Our History

Trinity College Dublin was created by royal charter in 1592, at which point Dublin Corporation provided a suitable site, the former Priory of All Hallows. Its foundation came at a time when many universities were being established across western Europe in the belief that they would give prestige to the state in which they were located...

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Facts & Figures

Trinity is ranked

  • 78th in top 100 world universities
  • 25th in the world for English Language and Literature
  • 42nd in the world for Modern Languages
  • 46th in the world for Politics and International Studies
  • 48th in the world for History

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