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Vice-Provost/Chief Academic Officer

The Vice-Provost is the Deputy President and Chief Academic Officer of the College with overall responsibility for research and education in the university and with special responsibility in relation to academic staff matters. Professor Jürgen Barkhoff was appointed 73rd Vice-Provost on 1st July 2019. The Vice-Provost/Chief Academic Officer is responsible for academic and research policy, and for strategic planning.

The Vice-Provost/Chief Academic Officer chairs the following:


Together with the members of these groups, he coordinates strategic planning, research, undergraduate and postgraduate education, quality and the student experience.

The Vice-Provost / Chief Academic Officer reports directly to the Provost and is an ex officio member of the Board of the College, the University Council, and Executive Officer Group.



Jürgen Barkhoff is Professor of German (1776) at the Department of Germanic Studies in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies at Trinity College, University of Dublin. His main research areas are literature and medicine, science and psychology around 1800, questions of cultural identity in the German speaking world and Europe and contemporary Swiss literature. He has published widely on these topics. 

From 2002-2005 Prof. Barkhoff was Director of the Centre for European Studies, from 2007-2011 Registrar of the University. From 2012-2015 he was Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute and from 2015-2018 Head of School of the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. From 2013 to 2018 he led the university-wide, interdisciplinary research theme ‘Identities in Transformation’. He is currently Vice-Chair of the Executive Board of the Coimbra Group of European Universities.