Ireland has lost almost all of its native forests – here is how to bring them back
Despite its green image, Ireland has surprisingly little forest. Across Europe, nations average around 35% forest cover but in Ireland the figure is just 11%, one of the lowest on the continent.
The Dŵr Uisce project | Final Event: Delivering Solutions for the Sustainability of the Water-Energy Nexus
The Dŵr Uisce project led by Trinity College Dublin in partnership with Bangor University, has run for over six years and has made significant impactful contributions on the sustainability of the water related energy use in Ireland and Wales. The multidisciplinarity project has been led by Dr. Aonghus McNabola, Dr John Gallagher and Prof. Biswajit Basu in the School of Engineering, and Prof. Paul Coughlan in the Trinity Business School.
Applications Now Open for Eric and Barbara Kinsella Scholarships
Trinity College Dublin School of Engineering is excited and grateful to announce that applications are now open for the Eric and Barbara Kinsella Scholarships. These scholarships were established by Eric and Barbara Kinsella with the goal of supporting talented engineering students in reaching their full potential.
7 Trinity Teams Shortlisted for National Challenge Fund
Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris has today (Monday, 13 February) announced the first 26 teams to receive funding under the €65 million National Challenge Fund – a competition to find solutions to major environmental and societal issues.
Marie-Curie Doctoral Network led by SCSS professor
LegumeLegacy is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Network commencing in February 2023 and is led Professor Caroline Brophy of the School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin and the ADAPT SFI Research Centre.
STEM Postgraduate Virtual Event on Friday the 24th of February 2023 at 10am Irish Time
Trinity College Dublin will host a STEM Postgraduate Virtual Event on Friday the 24th of February 2023 at 10am Irish Time. Come along and find out how Trinity can help to future-proof your education & career in Engineering, Environment & Emerging Technologies. Please note, this event is has a limited capacity. Early booking is advisable.
Ancient amphibians had their bones cooked
Scientists have solved a decades-long mystery as to why ancient tetrapods – amphibian-like creatures that lived over 300 million years ago – preserved in one of Ireland’s most important fossil sites seemingly had their bones cooked after they died.
Five students receive first Three Ireland Connect to STEM scholarships for women
Administered by the Faculty of STEM and Trinity Access and worth €20,000 each over a four-year undergraduate degree programme, the scholarship scheme to benefit 25 students in total aims to attract women from Ireland to study STEM subjects at Trinity.
New badger research has implications for managing bovine TB
Badgers living with helminth parasite infections are more likely to have tuberculosis (TB), according to new research, which may influence policymakers trying to manage TB infection within cattle and wildlife populations
New project will equip police with advanced technologies to combat disinformation linked to crime
VIGILANT is a €4 million Horizon Europe project aimed at curbing the spread of disinformation and combating its negative effects such as promoting hate speech, human trafficking, and bogus medical cures
15 ways to reforest the planet: international scientists call for decade of global action
Scientists are calling for a “decade of global action” to reforest the planet following the publication of new research involving botanists from Trinity.
Connemara Marble designated a Heritage Stone
Connemara Marble, seen to beautiful effect in Trinity College Dublin’s iconic Museum Building, has been designated a Heritage Stone. One of ten stone types to be designated as such this year, Connemara Marble is now one of only 32 Heritage Stones worldwide.
Ten-year dataset yields vital clues for supporting Ireland’s precious pollinators
Ecologists from Trinity College Dublin have unearthed vital clues for how we can best support Ireland’s precious pollinators after interrogating a ten-year dataset containing information from 119 sites across the country.
Marine biologists team up with tiger sharks to help discover the world’s largest seagrass ecosystem
Today one of the biggest marine discoveries of the last decade is being announced: the largest seagrass ecosystem in the world, an area in The Bahamas estimated to be up to 92,000 km2. Published in the scientific journal Nature Communications, the study details a unique partnership with tiger sharks that played a key role in mapping and ultimately validating the main findings.
Several beautiful new bird species found on remote Indonesian islands
Zoologists from Trinity, working with a research team in Indonesia, have found several new species of colourful, tropical sunbirds. The zoologists have identified a new species, the “Wakatobi Sunbird” (Cinnyris infrenatus), which lives on the tiny Wakatobi Islands in central Indonesia.
Trinity offers a sneak-peak at the sweet spot for innovation at the SUGAR Global Kick Off 2022/23
Innovation thought leaders will unveil the secrets behind innovating so that companies can take their products and services to the next level, and outline how to effectively engage in collaborative innovation at the SUGAR Global Kick Off 2022/23, which is this week hosted by Trinity.
New machine-learning technique for classifying key immune cells
The technique accurately classifies the state of macrophages, which is important because these cells can modify their behaviour and act as pro- or anti-inflammatory agents in the immune response. As a result, the work has a suite of implications for research and has the potential to one day make major societal impact.
Scientists classify the entire planet’s ecosystems for the first time
A global cross-disciplinary team of scientists led by UNSW Sydney researchers, and including those from Trinity College Dublin, has developed the first comprehensive classification of the world’s ecosystems across land, rivers and wetlands, and seas. The ecosystem typology will enable more coordinated and effective biodiversity conservation, critical for human wellbeing.
Trinity Inaugural Lecture - Professor Daniel Kilper - 11th November 2022
Prof Daniel Kilper will present his inaugural lecture on The Future of Communication Networks which will take place on Friday 11th November 2022 at 6pm – 7.30pm in the Robert Emmet Theatre
Pioneering system ensures money doesn not follow water down the drain
National Trust Cymru have been working with researchers from Trinity and Bangor University on a pioneering heat recovery system at Penrhyn Castle. Results show it reduces energy consumption by 230 kWh per month, equivalent to £1,770 per annum in heat savings
Fishing for sharks: hot or not?
New research from marine scientists raises potential red flags for sharks that are caught and released by anglers. The team has discovered that the oceans iconic predators typically spike temperatures after they have been caught, which may have physiological and behavioural impacts.
Science and art collide to open eyes and minds to impact of climate change on storm surge levels around Irish coastline
The Línte na Farraige project’s visual light installations, by Finnish artists Timo Aho and Pekka Niittyvirta, indicate the projected rise in sea levels from future storm surges. Installations will open at Spanish Arch, Galway, and will be followed by other coastal locations in the coming months.
The synthetic rocks helping us understand how sought-after rare earth elements form
Researchers from Trinity have shed new light on the formation of increasingly precious rare earth elements (REEs) by creating synthetic rocks and testing their responses to varying environmental conditions. REEs are used in electronic devices and green energy technologies, from smartphones to e-cars.
Slowing of continental plate movement controlled timing of Earths largest volcanic events
Scientists have shed new light on the timing and likely cause of major volcanic events that occurred millions of years ago and caused such climatic and biological upheaval that they drove some of the most devastating extinction events in Earths history.
Boxing clever: the simple conservation strategy saving threatened Roseate terns
A simple conservation strategy deployed by conservationists and scientists from BirdWatch Ireland, Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin is greatly assisting in the extraordinary success of threatened Roseate terns on Rockabill Island, off the coast of Dublin
Trinity partners with ESB in new pilot e-bike project in Dublin suburbs
Researchers from the School of Engineering at Trinity are working with ESB, micro-mobility providers Bleeper and Moby, innovation partner Dogpatch Labs and co-founding partner Interreg North-West Europe to examine a new pilot e-bike project in the Dublin suburbs.
Trinity researchers contribute to new radon map
Trinity researchers have laid the foundation for new legislative radon map in Ireland. The original research, published in 2017, in collaboration with Geological Survey Ireland (GSI) showcased a novel methodology to combine geological information with measurements of indoor radon concentrations to produce a stepwise change in how radon is mapped.
Trinity researchers to use machine learning techniques to optimise wind farm performance
Researchers from Trinity, led by Dr Breiffni Fitzgerald, Ussher Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering, will use Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funding of around €500,000 with machine learning techniques to optimise wind farm performance.
Irish scientists tag giant porbeagle shark off Donegal coast
An international team of scientists led by Trinity College Dublin tagged and released a record-breaking 2.8 m porbeagle shark, Lamna nasus, off the coast of Donegal last week.
Biodiversity loss has knock on effects on global markets
Biodiversity losses in countries with smaller, less-developed economies, impact large, developed economies, according to a new study.
Groundwater in the spotlight on World Water Day
For the first time, the annual United Nations World Water Day today focuses specifically on groundwater, with the theme Groundwater: making the invisible visible highlighting that this large and precious resource is hidden and underappreciated.
Government funding of over €1 million will support renewable energy and decarbonising transport research
Researchers from the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering are leading two new projects funded by the Government of Ireland through the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.
How to future-proof your education & career in Engineering, Environment & Emerging Technologies
Join the Trinity College Dublin E3 Postgraduate Virtual Event on Friday the 4th of February 2022 at 10am Irish Time. Come along and find out how Trinity will future-proof your education & career in Engineering, Environment & Emerging Technologies. At this info session you will have the opportunity to listen to a live panel discussion with students, alumni, academic, local authority and industry representatives to learn more about Engineering, Environment and Technology education at Trinity. There will be a series of Q&A sessions at the end.
Transforming STEM Education at Trinity
Join the Trinity College Dublin E3 Undergraduate Virtual Event on Friday the 3rd of December 2021 at 10am Irish Time. Come along and find out how Trinity is transforming the STEM education through its ambitious project –E3 (Environment, Engineering & Emerging Technologies). At this info session, you will have the opportunity to listen to a live panel discussion comprising of Trinity E3 faculty staff, current students, and a Trinity career consultant to learn more about the STEM education at Trinity. There will be a series of Q&A sessions to answer any questions on curriculum, admissions, scholarships, student experience and future employability opportunities.
Profs. Paul Johnston and Laurence Gill from the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering to speak at COP26 event
Profs. Paul Johnson and Laurence Gill from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are speaking at a COP26 event - the UNEP Peatlands PAvilion - Wednesday November 10th.
Trinity begins work to add 1,600 student places to tackle society’s problems
Trinity College Dublin today turned the sod on a project that will create 1,600 new student places in STEM subjects in the coming years to help tackle societal challenges such as climate change.
Sajad Alimohammadi and Tim Persoons win 2020 Harvey Rosten Award for Excellence for the development of an alternative air mover for data centre servers
The Harvey Rosten Award for Excellence is awarded annually in recognition of achievements in the field of thermal analysis of electronics equipment, and the thermal modelling of electronics parts and packages.
Kinsella Challenge-Based E3 awards go to 4 multi-disciplinary projects
Four innovative multi-disciplinary research projects at Trinity College Dublin will share a total of €2 million in funding in the inaugural Kinsella Challenge-Based E3 Multi-Disciplinary Project Awards
Trinity secures three more Athena SWAN awards for commitment to gender equality
Three Schools at Trinity College Dublin have secured Athena SWAN Bronze awards in the latest round of awards to recognise commitment to gender equality.
Postgrad Options 2021: Spotlight on courses around the country - MSc in Smart & Sustainable Cities
This new and very timely one-year, full-time course at Trinity takes a novel approach to the study of smart and sustainable urbanism.
My daughter wants to help tackle climate change. Are there courses in this field?
Trinity College says its E3 education is designed to give graduates the skills they need to create solutions that enable society to live sustainably and equitably.
Interested in learning more about smart and sustainable cities?
Read a featured article from the Council Journal about the new MSc in Smart and Sustainable Cities at Trinity.
Trinity webinar: Climate change – a multi-disciplinary challenge - Wed 24th of Feb
In this webinar, Trinity’s Dean of the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Prof. Sylvia Draper, will lead a panel discussion with Prof. Laurence Gill (Environmental Engineering) and Prof. Jennifer Mc Elwain (Chair of Botany) on how Trinity’s research and educational programmes are informing our understanding of the drivers and impacts of climate change and the solutions emerging from Trinity’s research that are informing government policy on mitigating the effects of climate change.
Secondary students win Trinity College Dublin E3 Global Challenges Award
Two students (Yaduvir Harhangi and Marton Goz) from Synge Street CBS, Dublin, won the Trinity College Dublin E3 Global Challenges Award for their team project at last week’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE)
Trinity researchers involved in new €5 million climate change project, Terrain-AI
Challenging perceptions and learning in a different way
The Global Pandemic from Transnational Perspectives
Professor Sylvia Draper, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics & Science talks about E3 and its programmes in a Newsweek Educational Insight .
Researchers kick off Irelands first project to measure real-world driving emissions using remote sensing
Keeping it cool Trinity team greatly enhancing viability of solar panels