Ranked 98th in the world, Trinity is recognised as one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities and our research continues to address issues of global, societal and economic importance. Find out more about rankings.
1QS Rankings 2023
Trinity's commitment to a research-led education means that our students are exposed to the latest knowledge and ideas, and to an education that emphasises analytical skills and creative thinking, and gives students an opportunity to develop a broad range of skills by engaging in personal research.
Research Institutes and Centres
At Trinity we have five major research institutes and a range of dynamic research centres. This diversity drives discovery and creates impact that is vital to our society. Full details of Trinity's research institutes, centres and themes are available here.
Trinity Research & Innovation
From an input perspective to Trinity, the Trinity Research and Innovation team is responsible for engaging with external funding bodies, in Ireland and internationally, and connecting these opportunities to Trinity's broad research community. The application of these programmes enable scientific breakthroughs across multiple disciplines at Trinity in areas such as technology, health and sustainability. As the level of industry funded research has been increasing in Ireland and in the large European programmes, we are increasingly collaborating with indigenous and international enterprises delivering innovations in ICT, advanced materials and translational medicine. To learn more about enabling research from concept to impact please see this website here.
Trinity provides research opportunities at master’s and doctorate level that span the Sciences, Medicine, Engineering, Business, Arts and Humanities. Our inspiring professors are global leaders in their fields, and they work alongside students in a common enterprise of discovery.
The University has produced generations of outstanding graduates including writers such as Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett; scientists such as William Rowan Hamilton and E.T.S. Walton, who won the Nobel Prize for splitting the atom, as well as two Irish presidents, many industry leaders and entrepreneurs.
Trinity is also the first and only Irish university to join the prestigious ranks of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). Full details regarding Trinity’s research institutes, centres and themes are available at here.
Brady Gordon – Postgraduate: LL.M and PhD in Law
"Choosing to do my LLM and my PhD at Trinity College Dublin was the best choice I could have made for my career, my life and myself. It set me up as an expert in my field, and left me with lifelong friendships with colleagues at leading universities and companies all around the world.”
Yu Xu from China PhD in Computer Science
"Trinity is a world-class university with an international reputation. Computer science research at Trinity is world-leading, and benefits from Dublin being a technology hub in Europe (known as "The European Silicon Valley").”