About Trinity

Trinity College Dublin

Founded in 1592, Trinity is 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 17,000-strong student body comes from all 32 counties of Ireland, and 16% of students come from outside the country.

Strategic Plan

The College 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 College community with equality of access for all. The College 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 2009 – 2014 (PDF)

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

  • 61st in top 100 world universities
  • 28th in the world for English Language and Literature
  • 31st in the world for Politics and International Studies
  • 33rd in the world for History
  • 42nd in the world for Modern Languages

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