Trinity College Dublin holds an Institutional Bronze Award

The Athena Swan Charter is a framework that is used across the globe to support and transform gender equality within higher education (HE) and research. Originally established in the UK in 2005 to encourage and recognise the commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in higher education and research, it was extended to Ireland in 2015. That same year, the scope of the Charter was expanded to cover gender equality in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law disciplines, and staff in professional and support roles as well as academics.

The Charter is now being used to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women. The objective of the Athena Swan Ireland 2021 charter framework is to support higher education institutions, academic departments, and professional units in impactful and sustainable gender equality work and to build capacity for evidence-based equality work across the equality grounds enshrined in Irish legislation. 

Read the letter signed by Provost Dr. Linda Doyle committing Trinity to the 2021 Athena SWAN Ireland charter.

Trinity College currently holds an Institutional Bronze award, and 17 Schools at Trinity have secured bronze Athena SWAN awards.


FacultySchoolCurrent Award Held
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Biochemistry & Immunology Bronze (September 2021)
Chemistry Bronze (Renewed April 2019)
Computer Science and Statistics Bronze (Nov 2020)
Engineering Bronze (Nov 2020)
Genetics and Microbiology  Bronze (May 2020)
Natural Sciences Bronze (Renewed April 2019)
Physics Bronze (Renewed April 2020)
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Business Bronze (September 2021)
English Bronze (April 2022)
Histories and Humanities Bronze (Nov 2020)
Law Bronze (April 2020)
Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences Bronze (September 2021)
Psychology Bronze (April 2020)
Social Sciences and Philosophy Bronze (September 2021)
Social Work and Social Policy Bronze (April 2020)
Religion, Theology and Peace Studies Bronze (April 2022)
Health Sciences Medicine Bronze (April 2022)


University Athena SWAN Committee

The University Athena SWAN committee is responsible for overseeing Trinity‚Äôs objectives in relation to Athena SWAN and the pursuit of Athena SWAN awards, as well as steering implementation of the institutional gender action plan, submitted as part of our successful Bronze award.

Institutional Application and Current Action Plan

Click on the links below to view our 2018 Bronze institutional submission and gender action plan:

Find out more / Get involved

The EDI Office oversees Athena SWAN in Trinity and works directly with Schools, supporting them to engage in and embed the process locally. We can help with getting started in the process, data collection and analysis, as well as advising on good practice and reviewing applications.

Please click here for additional resources and information on Athena SWAN.

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