Trinity College Dublin was recently awarded FISU (International University Sport Federation) Healthy Campus platinum certification, the highest level of certification. Trinity College Dublin is the second third level institution in Ireland to receive FISU Healthy Campus platinum certification after Waterford Institution of Technology (WIT). The award ceremony, the first of its kind, took place at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) from the 26th – 28th May. FISU granted forty-three universities involved in its Healthy Campus program with a certification label, with eighteen receiving a platinum certificate.

Launched by FISU (International University Sport Federation) in May 2020, the Healthy Campus programme is a certification process for universities in the field of health and well-being in all its aspects. The program focuses on criteria such as gender equality, reducing inequalities, increasing inclusion, clean and affordable energy, sustainable community development, responsible consumption and production, climate action, partnerships, and synergies between internal and external partners on campus. One of the motivations for universities to join FISU Healthy Campus is that the programme also provides information and guidance within the scope of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (SDGs) of the United Nations.

Martina Mullen, Health Promotion Officer, Trinity College Dublin said: “We are thrilled that Healthy Trinity and Trinity Sport has achieved platinum in this accreditation. Obtaining FISU’s highest standard recognises contributions from staff and student partners across the university who on top of already busy schedules make time to work on Healthy Trinity. This is an important milestone for us and I’m looking forward to continuing to work together to achieve more.”

Deirdre Mullin McGuinness, Sports Participation Officer, Trinity College Dublin commented, “Trinity Sport in collaboration with Healthy Trinity are proud to have driven the FISU Healthy Campus application which sees Trinity College Dublin become the second college in Ireland to obtain FISU Healthy Campus platinum certification. We are delighted to be part of the FISU Healthy Campus programme which is an exciting global initiative that embeds health and wellbeing into all aspects of campus culture, which in turn improves our students and staff lifestyles.”

Leonz Eder, FISU Acting President said: “Healthy Campus contributes to a comprehensively healthy, diverse and attractive environment for students. The formal awarding of the first Healthy Campus labels fills us with gratitude and pride and we are extremely appreciative for the valuable partnership universities have provided.”