The Undergraduate Awards (UA) gathered 150 of the world’s top undergraduate students in Dublin this month for the 2017 UA Global Summit in Dublin, including 57 students from Trinity College Dublin. This year Trinity had three global and seven regional winners. The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s largest academic awards programme, recognising excellent research and original work across the sciences, humanities, business and creative arts. This year, The Undergraduate Awards has received a record number of 6,432 submissions from 299 institutions in 47 countries. The awards are cited as the ultimate champion of high-potential undergraduates, and often referred to as a “junior Nobel Prize.”
In 2017, the top five largest categories in The Undergraduate Awards are Literature (724), Psychology (573), Politics & International Relations (441), History (425), and Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies (381). Literature was also the most diverse category with submissions from 92 different institutions from all seven regions.
The winners from Trinity are:
“NLRP3 inflammasome activation alters the metabolic profile of macrophages.”
Music, Film & Theatre
“All those who no longer are are there”: Between what lasts and what is lost in the passing on of ‘The Last Witnesses’”
“A Place for Forgiveness in Reconciliation“
Art History & Theory – Bronwyn Berkeley
Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences – Aisling Ryan
Earth & Environmental Sciences – David Madden
History – Leon Kohl
Law – Diarmuid Hickey
Politics & International Relations – Patrick Gaynor
Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies – Niamh Donnelly
In addition, 47 Trinity students were given the distinction of highly commended with their work being identified as among the best undergraduate coursework globally.
The UA Global Summit took place from November 7th-9th in Dublin across several beautiful venues including Farmleigh House, the Lighthouse Cinema and City Hall, Dublin.