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  • Trinity is Ranked Number One in Ireland by Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities

    Trinity College Dublin has been ranked number one in Ireland in the recently published Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) for 2014. It has moved to 151-200 in the world in 2014 compared with 201-250 in 2013, an increase of up to 50 places and the highest ever score of any Irish university in this ranking. The move consolidates Trinity's position as Ireland's highest ranked university and among the world's leading higher education institutions. It increased its score significantly under the Shanghai ARWU Ranking's major criteria in 'Quality of Faculty' and 'Research Output,' and has maintained its high position under 'Quality of Education'. ARWU has been presenting the world top 500 universities annually based on a set of objective indicators and third-party data. It adopts six indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel prizes and fields medals, the number of highly cited researchers, the number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, the number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index − Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance. Commenting on its significance, Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast said: “Today’s ranking confirms Trinity’s position as Ireland’s premier university, competing at the highest international level. It is the only university in Ireland to feature in the top 151-200 global universities despite the decrease in funding of higher education in Ireland. Trinity's owes its position in this ranking to the calibre of its staff and alumni, past and present, and to the continuing excellence and international impact of its research.”

    22 August 2014

  • Over 10,000 sign up for Trinity College Dublin’s first MOOC

    ‘Irish Lives in War and Revolution: Exploring Ireland's history 1912-1923’, Trinity’s Massive Open Online Course, run in partnership with FutureLearn, begins on September 1.

    22 August 2014

  • Start-up Entrepreneurs Graduate from Trinity’s Business Incubator ‘LaunchBox’

    One of the teams has already secured investor funding, less than three months after developing a concept under guidance from business experts.

    21 August 2014

  • Irish Researchers Create Wearable Sensors Using Rubber Bands

    World-first graphene-rubber sensors could be used in medicine, automotive and aeronautical industries, or as an early warning system for cot death and sleep apnoea.

    20 August 2014

  • Major Breakthrough in Admissions led by Trinity

    Trinity trialled for the first time a new admissions model for three of its most popular courses.

    18 August 2014

  • 3,300 Places Offered to Prospective Students to Study at Trinity

    Points for courses at the University show strong demand in 2014, reflecting the popularity of Trinity degrees.

    18 August 2014

  • ESRI/Trinity Research Shows Long-Term Economic Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Survivors

    Using data from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), researchers at the ESRI and Trinity find that male survivors of CSA are three times more likely to be out of the labour force due to sickness/disability compared to other men.

    14 August 2014

  • New Irish Research Sheds Light on How Aspirin Works to Reduce Cancer Deaths

    Women taking prescribed aspirin were less likely to have cancer spread to their lymph nodes and were less likely to die from the disease.

    13 August 2014

  • Bacterial Blueprints Could Give Doctors and Nurses Fewer Sleepless Nights

    Trinity scientists hope targeted drugs can be developed now they have discovered which parts of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa molecular machinery are critical to its function.

    11 August 2014

  • Lucrative Big Pharma Licensing Deals Can be Struck at All Stages of Research

    A Trinity study found that out-licensing products to 'big pharma' achieves higher upfront payments than selling to small corporations.

    7 August 2014

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