Trinity has been to the fore in research and scholarship for many centuries. Distinguished alumni include the philosophers George Berkeley and Edmund Burke, theologian James Ussher, and literary artists Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett. Today Trinity is among the world leaders in research, featuring among the top 50 internationally. Research and scholarship are integral to all of the School’s activities. Staff are actively engaged in individual and collaborative research projects in a range of thematic areas and are committed to research that makes an original contribution to knowledge, that informs public policy and that benefits civil society in Ireland and internationally.
Thematic priorities include:
- inter-religious ethics and globalisation;
- peace-building and reconciliation;
- religious worlds and the politics of difference;
- Northern Ireland.
Staff are involved in a number of Trinity research centres and networks including the Institute of International Integration Studies; the Long Room Hub; the Post-conflict Justice Centre; and the Trinity International Development Initiative
Details of recent publications of members of staff can be found on individual staff pages.