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College Governance

Trinity College Dublin is committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance and has put in place the appropriate governance structures consistent with such objectives. The University has adopted the Trinity College Dublin Code of Governance 2013 which is based on the Code of Governance for Irish Universities 2012, as agreed between the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and the Irish Universities Association.

Establishment

Trinity College Dublin was founded in 1592 by the Royal Charter of Queen Elizabeth I and is recognised by the Government of the Republic of Ireland, through its designation under the Higher Education Authority Act, 1971 , the  Universities Act, 1997  and the  Trinity College, Dublin (Charters and Letters Patent Amendment) Act, 2000 .

The Provost

The Provost is the Chief Officer of the University and a member of the Body Corporate. The role of the Provost is defined in the relevant legislation and in the Statutes and the Provost is appointed after an election by academic staff and student representatives for a ten year term.

Board

The Board is the governing authority of Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin.  The Chairperson of Board is the Provost.

Information on Board meetings, Agendas, Minutes, Schedules and membership can be found on the Committees' website.

University Council

The University Council is the academic council of the University, and subject to financial constraints, is responsible for College's academic affairs including curriculum development and academic appointments.

Information on Council meetings, Agendas, Minutes, Schedules and membership can be found on the Committees' website.