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Celebration of Trinity's Global Engagement 2016

Posted on 27 May 2016

During the week of 23 May 2016, the Global Relations Office held two events to celebrate Trinity's global engagement activities over the last academic year: the launch of the Global Engagement Video on 23 May, followed by the Global Engagement Award Ceremony in the Provost's House on 26 May.

Launch of Global Engagement Video
The Global Relations Office was delighted to collaborate recently with colleagues across the university to produce a video showcasing a range of Trinity’s international activity and a flavour of our global engagement in 2015/2016.   The video was launched by Vice President for Global Relations, Professor Juliette Hussey at an event in the Global Room on Monday 23 May.

The video highlights the extent to which international activity is embedded across the University, through strategic partnerships, research collaborations, student and staff mobility internationally and the increasing diversity of the student community on campus.  It gives a small snapshot of the many initiatives underway which underline Trinity’s standing as a University of global consequence. In fact our most difficult task was to choose which activities to profile.   

Global Engagement Award Ceremony
This event was followed by the Trinity Global Engagement Awards, which took place on Thursday 26 May.  The Global Engagement Awards is an annual event hosted by the Provost in recognition of Trinity’s Global Engagement activities. This year’s ceremony marks the second year of the awards and took place during an evening reception in the Provost’s House.  The Awards are designed to recognise the exceptional contribution made by staff to global education and research, cultural understanding and global experiences that directly benefits the Trinity community, raising the College’s profile and supporting the development of students into global citizens. 

The three recipients of this year’s Trinity Global Engagement Awards were: Professor Mauro Ferreira, School of Physics; Professor Kevin Kelly, School of Engineering and Professor Daniel Faas, School of Social Sciences and Philosophy.  

In addition to the Award Winners, three academics received a Certificate of Excellence to mark their significant contribution to Trinity’s Global Engagement activities.  The winners of the Certificate of Excellence were: Professor Rosemary Byrne, School of Law; Professor Nigel Stevenson, School of Medicine and Professor Fabio Boylan, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Nominations for Trinity’s Global Engagement Awards were received from across all three faculties, demonstrating the range and diversity of Trinity’s Global Engagement, the high calibre of award winners and their global impact. 
The Vice President for Global Relations, Professor Juliette Hussey, commented: “We were delighted to receive nominations from across all three Faculties and we want to acknowledge the very high quality of applications and the exceptional work that is ongoing.  The winners were chosen due to their outstanding contributions to developing and maintaining Trinity’s profile internationally. All nominated have played a significant role in promoting Trinity on the world stage.”

The winners were chosen following a detailed assessment by the adjudication panel, comprising representatives of academic and administrative staff and an external reviewer.  The panel examined each candidate across four categories that included global engagement, international education and outreach activities, international relationship building and leadership in global fundraising.

The range of Trinity’s Global Engagement activities cover areas such as: development of Trinity’s academic partnerships; contributing significantly to Global research areas – working to solve real world problems; supporting international students’ integration on campus; expanding the range of study areas available to students; developing exchange programmes and raising Trinity’s global awareness.

Photo caption: Pictured above left to right: Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast, Vice President for Global Relations, Professor Juliette Hussey, Professor Daniel Faas, Professor Mauro Ferreira, Professor Rosemary Byrne, Professor Fabio Boylan, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Professor Nigel Stevenson.