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Trinity Signs Strategic Partnership with Columbia

Posted on 15 February 2018

Photo of Columbia University's David Madigan with Provost, Dr Prendergast on the occasion of the signing

Trinity College Dublin has joined forces with one of the US’s top universities, Columbia University in a strategic partnership. It will give students from all over the world the opportunity to study in these two globally renowned universities on both sides of the Atlantic. Trinity College’s Provost & President, Dr Patrick Prendergast and Columbia University’s Executive Vice President and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Professor, David Madigan signed the partnership agreement for Dual BA Programmes in the arts and humanities at a special US-Irish event stateside in Columbia University, with academics from both institutions in attendance along with Trinity alumni and Irish-Americans based in New York.

The newly launched programmes are unique in that students will graduate from the two leading universities with two degrees over the course of four years. The inaugural cohort will start this autumn where students will pursue a rigorous undergraduate education in the areas of the arts and humanities, spanning the two continents.

They will spend their first two years at Trinity, studying one of four areas—English Studies, European Studies, History, or Middle Eastern and European Languages and Cultures. They will then go on to study at Columbia for their second two years, completing a core curriculum and several majors.

The programme has proved extremely popular with prospective students, with a very high number of applications received from more than 20 countries worldwide, including Ireland, the US, UK, India, Brazil, Canada and China among many others.

It builds on the success of two other dual degrees, Columbia University already has with the prestigious Paris Institute of Political Sciences (Sciences Po) and City University of Hong Kong.

Photo Caption: Columbia University's David Madigan with Provost, Dr Prendergast on the occasion of the signing.