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Trinity College, Dublin
Coláiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath A number of educational institutions carry the name Trinity College, some independent, others constituent colleges of a larger university. ...

Latin: Collegium Sanctae et Individuae Trinitatis Reginae Elizabethae juxta Dublin

Established 1592 by Elizabeth I
Provost John Hegarty
Faculty 828
Students 15,322 (2005/2006)
Location Dublin, Ireland
Address College Green
Dublin 2
Affiliations DU
Coimbra Group
AMBA
Website http://www.tcd.ie
Seal of the College

Trinity College, Dublin (TCD) (Coláiste na Tríonóide in Irish), corporately designated as the Provost, Fellows and Scholars of the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin, was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I[1] as the "mother of a university", and is the only constituent college of the University of Dublin. Trinity and the University of Dublin form Ireland's oldest university. Image File history File links Arms_of_Trinity_College,_Dublin. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... This article is about Elizabeth I of England. ... Provost is the title of a senior academic administrator at many institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada, the equivalent of Vice-Chancellor at certain UK universites such as UCL, and the head of certain Oxbridge colleges (e. ... John Hegarty was elected 43rd Provost of Trinity College, Dublin in 2001 for a ten-year term. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... The University of Dublin, corporately designated the Chancellor, Doctors and Masters of the University of Dublin located in Dublin, Ireland, was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, making it Irelands oldest university. ... The Coimbra Group (CG) is a network of European universities that gathers 38 universities, some of which are among the oldest and most prestigious in Europe. ... AMBA, the Association of MBAs, is a UK based organization that accredits Doctor of Business Administration, MBA and MSc in management programs of international business schools. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about Elizabeth I of England. ... College (Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an educational institution. ... The University of Dublin, corporately designated the Chancellor, Doctors and Masters of the University of Dublin located in Dublin, Ireland, was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, making it Irelands oldest university. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ...


Trinity is located in the centre of Dublin, Ireland, on College Green opposite the former Irish Houses of Parliament (now a branch of the Bank of Ireland). The campus occupies 47 acres (190,000 m²), with many buildings, both old and new, ranged around large courts (known as "squares") and two playing fields. For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... College Green, previously called Hoggen Green, is a three sided square in the centre of Dublin. ... The Irish House of Commons entrance The original entrance to the building, facing onto College Green. ... My wife and I went to visit our daughter in the UK. I used my Ulster Bank credit card and wasnt charged any extra fees. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ...

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The College and the University

Trinity College and the University of Dublin have a complex relationship, and while a "difference or distinction" between the two is often asserted, some consider that they are "one body" - for example, this is one interpretation of the findings of the High Court of Justice of Ireland delivered by the then Master of the Rolls, Andrew Maxwell Porter, on June 2, 1888[2], which reviews a legal history where the two terms seem often to have been used interchangeably. Notably the case in question, which had "the College" and "the University" on opposite sides, created the still-extant Reid Professorship of Law, and vested it in the College, on the basis that the bodies at the heart of the University (the Senate and the Council) did not exist when Reid made his bequest, and because it could not determine when or if the University had been created distinct from TCD.


At the root of the question is that fact, that none of the chartering monarchs, Elizabeth I, Charles I, or George III, created a university distinct from Trinity College - the only structure "erected" by Elizabeth was Trinity College, "mother of a/the University", and its Provost, Fellows and Scholars were the authority recognised by legal documents up to the time of Queen Victoria. The role of Chancellor was also a College role. Notably the Act of Union (Fourth Article, Act of Union of Great Britain and Ireland, effective 1 January 1801) referred to "the University of Trinity College". Queen Victoria did issue Letters Patent in 1857 giving legal foundation to the Senate, and other authorities - but the High Court held in 1888 that these dealt with "not the incorporation of the University of Dublin but of its Senate merely", the judge noting pointedly, referring to the founding of University College Dublin, that "The advisers of Queen Victoria knew how to incorporate a University when they meant to do so" Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was King of England, King of Scotland and King of Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. ... George III (George William Frederick) (4 June 1738–29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain, and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until 1 January 1801, and thereafter King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. ... University College Dublin - National University of Ireland, Dublin - more commonly University College Dublin (UCD) - is Irelands largest university, with over 20,000 students. ...


Reputation

Trinity College, Dublin.

Trinity is one of the seven ancient universities in the English speaking world and the only one outside the present United Kingdom. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Ancient universities is a British term to indicate those of the universities that were founded in the middle ages. ... The term Anglosphere describes a certain group of English-speaking countries. ...


The institution is consistently ranked highest in Ireland on world-wide metrics as provided by certain surveys (whose value is often debated, especially as each focuses on some aspects of third-level operation only).


Rankings

  • Times Higher Education Supplement Global Ranking
78th overall globally[3], 39th for Arts and Humanities globally and only Irish University in the top 200.
  • Financial Times MBA Ranking
70th globally, 1st in Ireland.[4] and 10th for international mobility of graduates and value for money (globally).
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking
203rd globally and 1st in Ireland.[5]
  • Whitefield Consulting Worldwide - European MBA Rankings 2007
16th in Europe and 1st in Ireland [6]

Campus and Residences

Trinity College campus.

Trinity retains a strong "campus" atmosphere despite its location in the centre of a capital city (and despite it being one of the most significant tourist attractions in Dublin). This is in large part due to the compact design of the campus, whose main buildings look inwards, and the existence of only a few public entrances. The main campus "island" is approximately 47 acres, including the Trinity College Enterprise Centre nearby, and buildings account for around 200,000 m², ranging from works of historic architecture to state-of-the-art modern facilities. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 574 pixelsFull resolution (2022 × 1452 pixel, file size: 407 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This file has been taken from Wikimedia Commons [1]. Creator of this file is Matpib I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 574 pixelsFull resolution (2022 × 1452 pixel, file size: 407 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This file has been taken from Wikimedia Commons [1]. Creator of this file is Matpib I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into...


Trinity's campus contains many buildings of architectural merit, especially from the 18th and 19th centuries. These include the Chapel and Examination Hall designed by Sir William Chambers and the Museum Building designed by the Irish architects Thomas Newenham Deane and Benjamin Woodward. Sir William Chambers (1723-1796) was a Scottish architect, (though born in Stockholm where his father was a merchant). ... Sir Thomas Newenham Deane (1828-1899) was an Irish architect, the son of Sir Thomas Deane, and father of Sir Thomas Manly Deane, who were also architects. ... Benjamin Woodward (1816-1861) was an Irish architect who, in partnership with Sir Thomas Newenham Deane, designed a number of buidlings in Dublin. ...


In addition to the city centre campus, Trinity also incorporates the Faculty of Health Sciences buildings located at St. James's Teaching Hospital and the Adelaide and Meath incorporating the National Children's Hospital, Tallaght. The Trinity Centre at St James's Hospital has recently been completed and incorporates additional teaching rooms as well as the Institute of Molecular Medicine and John Durkan Leukaemia Institute.


Many students are housed on campus, or in Trinity Hall[7] on Dartry Road in Rathmines, four kilometres to the south of the city campus, but large numbers secure accommodation external to the college. Foreign and exchange students are given priority when campus and Trinity Hall places are allocated. Trinity Hall is the most prominent student residence for students of Trinity College, Dublin. ... Dartry is an affluent part of the Rathmines suburb of Dublin. ... Rathmines (Ráth Maonais in Irish) is a suburb on the southside of Dublin, about 3 kilometres south of the city centre. ...


History

The Book of Kells is the most famous of the volumes in the Trinity College Library. Shown here is the Madonna and Child from Kells (folio 7v).
Jonathan Swift at Trinity
Jonathan Swift at Trinity
Bram Stoker
Oscar Wilde

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Early History

The first university of Dublin was created by the Pope in 1311[8], and had a Chancellor, lecturers and students (granted protection by the Crown) over many years, before coming to an end at the Reformation.


Following this, and some debate about a new University at St. Patrick's Cathedral, in 1592 a small group of Dublin citizens obtained a charter by way of Letters Patent from Queen Elizabeth (see footnote 1) incorporating Trinity College Dublin at the former site of All Hallows monastery, a mile to the south east of the city walls, provided by the Corporation of Dublin.[9] The first Provost of the College was the Archbishop of Dublin, Adam Loftus, and he was provided with three initial Fellows. Two years after foundation, a few Fellows and students began to work in the new College, which then lay around one small square. This article is about Elizabeth I of England. ... This article is about the Christian holiday. ... Dublin Corporation is the former name given to the city government and its administrative organisation in Dublin between the twelfth century and 1 January 2002. ... Adam Loftus (c. ...


During the following fifty years the community increased and endowments, including considerable landed estates, were secured, new fellowships were founded, the books which formed the foundation of the great library were acquired, a curriculum was devised and statutes were framed. The founding Letters Patent were amended by succeeding monarchs on a number of occasions, such as by James I (1613) and most notably by Charles I (who established the Board - then the Provost and seven senior Fellows - and reduced the panel of Visitors in size) and supplemented as late as the reign of Queen Victoria (and later still amended by the Oireachtas in 2000). Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was King of England, King of Scotland and King of Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. ... The Oireachtas is the National Parliament of the Republic of Ireland. ...


The 18th and 19th Centuries

The eighteenth century was for the most part peaceful in Ireland, and Trinity shared in this calm, though at the beginning of the period a few Jacobites and at its end some political radicals perturbed the College authorities.[citation needed] During this century Trinity was the university of the Protestant Ascendancy. Parliament, meeting on the other side of College Green, made generous grants for building. The first building of this period was the Old Library building, begun in 1712, followed by the Printing House and the Dining Hall. During the second half of the century Parliament Square slowly emerged. The great building drive was completed in the early nineteenth century by Botany Bay, the square which derives its name in part from the herb garden it once contained (and which was succeeded by Trinity's own Botanic Gardens). The Protestant Ascendancy refers to the political, economic, and social domination of Ireland by Anglican landowners, Church of Ireland clergy, and professionals during the 17th, 18th, and 19th century. ... This article is about the legislature abolished in 1801. ...


The nineteenth century was also marked by important developments in the professional schools. The Law School was reorganised after the middle of the century. Medical teaching had been given in the College since 1711, but it was only after the establishment of the school on a firm basis by legislation in 1800, and under the inspiration of one Macartney, that it was in a position to play its full part, with such teachers as Graves and Stokes, in the great age of Dublin medicine. The Engineering School was established in 1842 and was one of the first of its kind in the British Isles.


The 20th century

Women were admitted to Trinity as full members for the first time in 1904, thus making it the first ancient university in Ireland or Britain to do so. Ancient university is a term used to describe the medieval and renaissance universities of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland that have continued to exist. ...


The School of Commerce was established in 1925, and the School of Social Studies in 1934. Also in 1934, the first female professor was appointed.


In 1962 the School of Commerce and the School of Social Studies amalgamated to form the School of Business and Social Studies. In 1969 the several schools and departments were grouped into Faculties as follows: Arts (Humanities and Letters); Business, Economic and Social Studies; Engineering and Systems Sciences; Health Sciences (since October 1977 all undergraduate teaching in dental science in the Dublin area has been located in Trinity College); Science.


The School of Pharmacy was established in 1977 (until recently, every pharmacy in Ireland had to employee a TCD-qualified pharmacist)and around the same time, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine was transferred to University College, Dublin.


Student numbers increased sharply during the 1980s and 1990s, with total enrolment more than doubling, leading to pressure on resources.


Recent Years

Trinity is today in the very centre of Dublin, as the city has expanded eastwards and continues to grow, and to develop its academic and other activities.


Catholics and Trinity

During its early life, Trinity was exclusively for the Protestant Ascendancy class. Following early steps in Catholic Emancipation, Roman Catholics were first admitted in 1793 (prior to the equivalent change at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford). In 1873, all religious tests were abolished, except for the Divinity School. However, it was not until 1970 that the Roman Catholic Church, through the Archbishop of Dublin John Charles McQuaid, lifted its policy of disapproval or even excommunication for Roman Catholics who enrolled without special dispensation, at the same time as the Trinity authorities allowed a Roman Catholic chaplain to be based in the college.[1] The Protestant Ascendancy refers to the political, economic, and social domination of Ireland by Anglican landowners, Church of Ireland clergy, and professionals during the 17th, 18th, and 19th century. ... Catholic Emancipation was a process in Great Britain and Ireland in the late 18th century and early 19th century which involved reducing and removing many of the restrictions on Roman Catholics which had been introduced by the Act of Uniformity, the Test Acts and the Penal Laws. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and has a reputation as one of the worlds most prestigious universities. ... The University of Oxford (usually abbreviated as Oxon. ... A divinity school is an institute of higher education devoted to the study of divinity, religion and theology. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Primate of Ireland is a title possessed by the Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland (Anglican) Archbishops of Dublin. ... John Charles McQuaid (July 28, 1895-April 7, 1973) was a Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland between December 1940 and 1971. ... Excommunication is a religious censure used to deprive or suspend membership in a religious community. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...


Relations and proposed mergers

Trinity College, Dublin is a sister college to Oriel College, University of Oxford and St John's College, University of Cambridge.[citation needed] Pairs of schools, especially when they are close to each other either geographically or in their areas of specialization, establish a school rivalry with each other over the years. ... College name Oriel College Named after Blessed Virgin Mary Established 1324 Sister College Clare College, Cambridge Trinity College, Dublin Provost Sir Derek Morris JCR President Frank Hardee Undergraduates 304 Graduates 158 Homepage Boatclub Oriel College (in full: The House of Blessed Mary the Virgin in Oxford commonly called Oriel College... The University of Oxford (usually abbreviated as Oxon. ... College name The College of Saint John the Evangelist of the University of Cambridge Motto Souvent me Souvient (Latin: I often remember) Named after The Hospital of Saint John the Evangelist Established 1511 Location St. ... The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and has a reputation as one of the worlds most prestigious universities. ...


From 1975, the Colleges of Technology that now form the Dublin Institute of Technology had their degrees conferred by the University of Dublin. This arrangement was discontinued in 1998 when the DIT obtained degree-granting powers of its own. The Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) was established officially in 1992 under the Dublin Institute of Technology Act but had been previously set up in 1978 on an ad-hoc basis. ...


Trinity has been subject to several proposed mergers. One of the first proposals was in 1907 when the Chief Secretary for Ireland proposed the reconstitution of the University of Dublin. A Dublin University Defence Committee was created and was successful in campaigning against any change to the status quo, while the Catholic bishops' rejection of the idea ensured its failure among the Catholic population. Chief among the concerns of the bishops was the remains of the Catholic University of Ireland, which would become subsumed into a new university, which on account of Trinity would be part Anglican. Ultimately this episode led to the creation of the National University of Ireland. The Chief Secretary was the most important position for determining British policy in Ireland after the Lord Lieutenant, and was frequently a cabinet level position in the 19th and early twentieth centuries. ... The University of Dublin, corporately designated the Chancellor, Doctors and Masters of the University of Dublin located in Dublin, Ireland, was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, making it Irelands oldest university. ... The Catholic University of Ireland was created as a Roman Catholic university in Dublin, Ireland and was founded in 1851 in response to the Queens University of Ireland and its associated colleges which were considered godless colleges. On May 18 1854 the Catholic University of Ireland was formally established... The National University of Ireland (NUI) is a federal university system of constituent universities, previously called constituent colleges, and recognised colleges set up under the Irish Universities Act, 1908, and significantly amended by the Universities Act, 1997. ...


In the late 1960s, there was a proposal for University College, Dublin of the National University of Ireland to become a constituent college of a newly reconstituted University of Dublin. This plan, suggested by Brian Lenihan and Donagh O'Malley, was dropped after mass opposition by Trinity students. University College Dublin - National University of Ireland, Dublin - more commonly University College Dublin (UCD) - is Irelands largest university, with over 20,000 students. ... Brian Lenihan (17 November 1930 - 1 November 1995) was a Irish Fianna Fáil politician. ... Donagh Brendan OMalley (1921– March 10, 1968) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. ...


Trinity People

Amongst the graduates are included notable people in the fields of arts and sciences, they include, Jonathan Swift, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett (Nobel Laureate poet), Ernest Walton (only Irish Nobel Laureate in Physics), three holders of the office of President of Ireland, and one Premier of New Zealand (Edward Stafford). Jonathan Swift Jonathan Swift (November 30, 1667 – October 19, 1745) was an Irish cleric, satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for Whigs then for Tories), and poet, famous for works like Gullivers Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, The Drapiers Letters, The Battle of the Books, and... Abraham Bram Stoker (November 8, 1847 – April 20, 1912) was an Irish writer, best remembered as the author of the influential horror novel Dracula. ... Oscar Fingal OFlahertie Wills Wilde (October 16, 1854 – November 30, 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. ... Samuel Barclay Beckett (13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish dramatist, novelist and poet. ... The Nobel Prizes (pronounced no-BELL or no-bell) are awarded annually to people who have done outstanding research, invented groundbreaking techniques or equipment, or made outstanding contributions to society. ... Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton (October 6, 1903 – June 25, 1995) was an Irish physicist, the winner of the 1951 Nobel Prize for Physics along with Sir John Douglas Cockcroft. ... The Nobel Prizes (pronounced no-BELL or no-bell) are awarded annually to people who have done outstanding research, invented groundbreaking techniques or equipment, or made outstanding contributions to society. ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... -1... The Prime Minister of New Zealand is New Zealands head of government and is the leader of the party or coalition with majority support in the Parliament of New Zealand. ... Sir Edward William Stafford, GCMG (1819 - 1901) served as Premier of New Zealand on three occasions in the mid 19th century. ...


Academic

Parliament Square, Trinity College, Dublin.
Parliament Square, Trinity College, Dublin.
Front Arch, Trinity College, Dublin. At the main entrance of Trinity College there are statues of Edmund Burke and Oliver Goldsmith, both graduates.
Front Arch, Trinity College, Dublin. At the main entrance of Trinity College there are statues of Edmund Burke and Oliver Goldsmith, both graduates.

The Trinity academic year is divided into three terms in the same manner as the University of OxfordMichaelmas term (October, November and December), Hilary term (January, February, March) and Trinity term (March, April, May). Image File history File linksMetadata Trinity_college_parliament_square. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Trinity_college_parliament_square. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 617 KB) Summary Front arch, Trinity College Dublin Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 617 KB) Summary Front arch, Trinity College Dublin Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Edmund Burke (January 12, 1729[1] – July 9, 1797) was an Anglo-Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher, who served for many years in the British House of Commons as a member of the Whig party. ... Oliver Goldsmith Oliver Goldsmith (November 10, 1730 or 1728 – April 4, 1774) was an Irish writer and physician known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), his pastoral poem The Deserted Village (1770) (written in memory of his brother), and his plays The Good-naturd Man (1768) and... An academic term is a division of an academic year, the time during which a school, college or university holds classes. ... The University of Oxford (usually abbreviated as Oxon. ...


First year students are called Junior Freshmen; second years, Senior Freshmen; third years, Junior Sophisters and fourth years, Senior Sophisters.


Trinity's five Faculties (as at 2007) are as follows, each being headed by one of the Deans (there is also a Dean of Postgraduate Studies):

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Social and Human Sciences
  • Engineering and Systems Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Natural Sciences

Below the faculties are the Schools.


Undergraduate

Students at the undergraduate level are usually awarded an honours Bachelor of Arts degree after four years, but in exceptional cases or in some professional subjects such as medicine may receive an ordinary BA after three years' study. In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... A B.A. issued from the University of Tennessee. ...


Bachelors who have held their degrees for at least three years may pay a nominal fee (of €543) to have the Master in Arts degree conferred on them, as at Oxbridge.[10] The degree of Master of Arts degree is an undergraduate degree awarded by the universities of Oxford and Cambridge as well as by the University of Dublin. ...


The four-year degree is closer to the Scottish model than the English, and some describe it as unusual among Irish universities, some of whom award Bachelor of Arts after three years of study, though other bachelor degrees such as business, dentistry, engineering, medicine or science usually take longer. In recent years, students have been offered a limited range of courses outside of their major field of study under a 'broad curriculum' policy.


The Law School awards the LL.B., the LL.B. (ling. franc.) and the LL.B. (ling. germ.). Other degrees include the BAI (engineering), B.Sc.(Pharm) (pharmacy) and BBS (business studies). The BSc degree is not in wide use; most science and computer science students are awarded a BA. // Trinity College Dublin Law School Trinity College Law School is the oldest established Law School in Ireland. ... The degree of Bachelor of Laws is the principal academic degree in law in most common law countries. ...


Postgraduate

At postgraduate level, Trinity offers a range of taught and research degrees in all faculties. The multidisciplinary Irish School of Ecumenics provides further opportunities for postgraduate students beyond the major faculties and is a graduate institute focusing on applied research uniting politics, theology, and religion. See below for a full list of research institutes and centres Quaternary education or postgraduate education is the fourth-stage educational level which follows the completion of an undergraduate degree at a college or university. ...


In addition to academic degrees, the college offers Postgraduate Diploma (non-degree) qualifications. A degree is any of a wide range of status levels conferred by institutions of higher education, such as universities, normally as the result of successfully completing a program of study. ... A postgraduate diploma is a qualification awarded typically after a bachelors degree. ...


Admission

Irish school-leavers apply for places under the CAO points system, under which students compete for university places on the basis of the points score awarded for their Leaving Certificate results. Students can also be admitted through the Trinity Access Programme which aims to facilitate the entry of sectors of society which would otherwise be under-represented. The admissions office also have procedures for considering mature and international students' applications. There is high demand for many Trinity courses, so competition can be strong. The Central Applications Office (CAO) is the organisation responsible for overseeing most undergraduate applications in the Republic of Ireland, the Postgraduate Applications Centre is a related organisation that oversees some taught postgraduate courses. ... The Leaving Certificate (Irish: Ardteistiméireacht), commonly referred to as the Leaving Cert (Irish: Ardteist) is the final course in the Irish secondary school system and culminates with the Leaving Certificate Examination. ...


Trinity also has formal procedures for admitting applicants on the basis of UK GCE A-level results, which is an important route for entry for students from Northern Ireland. The A-level, short for Advanced Level, is a General Certificate of Education qualification in the United Kingdom, usually taken by students during the optional final two years of secondary school (Years 12 & 13, commonly called the Sixth Form), or at a separate sixth form college or further education college...


Awards

Entrance Exhibitions

Students who enter with exceptional Leaving Certificate or other public examination results are awarded an Entrance Exhibition, which entails a prize in the form of book tokens to the value of €254.00, issued in two equal instalments in each of the Freshman years. [2] The Leaving Certificate (Irish: Ardteistiméireacht), commonly referred to as the Leaving Cert (Irish: Ardteist) is the final course in the Irish secondary school system and culminates with the Leaving Certificate Examination. ...


(Foundation) Scholarships

The announcement of new scholars and fellows
The announcement of new scholars and fellows

Undergraduate students of any year (except Junior Freshmen), but today most often Senior Freshmen, may elect to sit the Foundation Scholarship examination, which takes place in the break between Hilary and Trinity terms. Those who succeed become Foundation Scholars, of whom those from EU member countries are entitled to free rooms, "commons" and fees for the duration of their scholarship, which can last up to five years, while those from non-EU member countries have their fees reduced to EU student levels. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 562 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The board of Trinity College Dublin announcing new scholars and fellows in May 2005. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 562 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The board of Trinity College Dublin announcing new scholars and fellows in May 2005. ...


Under the Foundation Charter (of 1592), Scholars were part of the body corporate (three Scholars were named in the charter "in the name of many"). Until 1609 there were about 51 Scholars at any one time. A figure of seventy was permanently fixed in the revising Letters Patent of Charles I in 1637, at which point Trinity Monday was appointed as the day when all future elections to Fellowship and Scholarship would be announced (at this time Trinity Monday was always celebrated on the Monday after the feast of the Holy Trinity). Up to this point all undergraduates were Scholars, but soon after 1637 the practice of admitting students other than Scholars commenced.


Until 1856 only the classical subjects were examined. The questions concerned all the classical authors prescribed for the entrance examination and for the undergraduate course up to the middle of the Junior Sophister year: so there was nothing new for the candidates to read, 'but they had to submit to a very searching examination on the fairly lengthy list of classical texts which they were supposed by this time to have mastered'. The close link with the undergraduate syllabus is underlined by the refusal until 1856 to admit Scholars to the Library (a request for admission was rejected by the Board in 1842 on the grounds that Scholars should stick to their prescribed books and not indulge in 'those desultory habits' that admission to an extensive library would encourage). During the second half of the nineteenth century the content of the examination gradually came to include other disciplines.


Competition for Scholarship has always involved a searching examination, the implication being that successful candidates had to be of exceptional ability. Until relatively recent times the examination was generally taken in the Junior Sophister year, the main justification for this being the inadequate preparation of students on entering the College.


The concept of Scholarship is a valued tradition of the College and many of TCD's most distinguished alumni were elected Scholars (including Samuel Beckett and Ernest Walton). The Scholars' dinner, to which 'Scholars of the decade' are invited, forms one of the major events in Trinity's calendar. A Scholarship at Trinity College is a prestigious undergraduate award; a principal aim of the College (as outlined in the Strategic Plan) is the pursuit of excellence and one of the most tangible demonstrations of this is the institution of Scholarship.


The Library

The Old Library
The Old Library

The Library of Trinity College is the largest research library in Ireland. As a result of its historic standing, Trinity is a legal deposit library (as per Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003) for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and has a similar standing in Irish law. The college is therefore legally entitled to a copy of every book published in Great Britain and Ireland and consequently receives over 100,000 new items every year. The library contains 4.25 million books, including 30,000 current serials and significant collections of manuscripts, maps, and printed music. Six library facilities are available for general student use. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 560 KB) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 560 KB) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... United States Library of Congress, Jefferson building A national library is a library specifically established by the government of a nation to serve as the preeminent repository of information for that country. ... The Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003 (the 2003 Act) is a British Act of Parliament which regulates the legal deposit of publications in the United Kingdom. ...


The €27 million James Ussher Library, opened officially by the President of Ireland in April 2003, is the newest addition to Trinity's library facilities. The eight story 9,500 m² building provides 750 new reader spaces and houses the Glucksman Map Library and Conservation Department.


The Book of Kells is by far the Library's most famous book and is located in the Old Library, along with the Book of Durrow, the Book of Howth and other ancient texts. Also incorporating the Long Room, the Old Library is one of Ireland's biggest tourist attractions, and holds thousands of rare, and in many cases very early, volumes. Though the Book of Kells has been exhibited in other locations, damage caused on a loan in 2000 to an Australian institution has led to a policy of never allowing the book to leave Trinity again. This page (folio 292r) contains the lavishly decorated text that opens the Gospel of John. ...


The look of the Great Jedi library (the Library of Ossus) in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones was inspired by the Long Room; the two are virtually identical in appearance. Trinity considered legal action but the matter was not pursued.[www.archeire.com/news/2002/000238.htm] Film poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) is the fifth Star Wars science fiction movie released and the second part of the prequel trilogy which began with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ...


In addition to on-campus facilities, Trinity has a major book depository in Santry, from which books are retrieved on request. Santry is a bustling mixed class suburb on the Northern side of Dublin. ...


Student activities

Clubs

Dublin University Boat Club racing on the river Liffey
Dublin University Boat Club racing on the river Liffey

There is a very strong sporting tradition at Trinity and the college has 49 sports clubs affiliated to the Dublin University Central Athletic Club. Image File history File links Gannon2005. ... Image File history File links Gannon2005. ...


The Central Athletic Club is made up of five democratically elected committees that oversee the development of sport in the college: the Executive Committee which is responsible overall for all activities, the Captains' Committee which represents the 49 club captains and awards University Colours (Pinks), the Pavilion Bar Committee which runs the private members' bar, the Pavilion Members' Committee and the Sports Facilities Committee. A University Sporting Blue is an award earned by sportsmen and sportswomen at Cambridge, Oxford, and some other universities for competing at the highest level of university sport. ...


The oldest clubs include the Dublin University Cricket Club (1835) and Dublin University Boat Club (1836). Dublin University Football Club which plays rugby football was founded in 1854 and is the world's oldest documented "football club". The Dublin University Hockey Club was founded in 1893. The Dublin University Harriers and Athletic Club was founded in 1885. For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... 1854 (MDCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The title of the worlds oldest football club, or the oldest club in a particular country, is often disputed, or is claimed by several different clubs, across several different codes of football. ...


There are several graduate sport clubs that exist separate to the Central Athletic Club including the Dublin University Museum Players (cricket), the Lady Elizabeth Boat Club (rowing) and the Mary Lyons Memorial Mallets (croquet).


The largest sports club in the college at the moment is the Surf and Boarding Club which, due to the massive rise in the popularity of the sport in Ireland in recent years, now boasts over 800 members. Regardless of this the club has no base or headquarters in the college, the likes of which are reserved for more traditional sports clubs, irrespective of their comparative sizes. Look up surf on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Publications

Trinity College, Dublin has a very strong tradition of student publications, ranging from the serious to the satirical. All student publications are administered by the Dublin University Publications Committee (often known as 'Pubs') who maintain and administer the Publications room (located in House 6) and all the associated equipment needed to publish its newspapers and magazines. Trinity Publications, known informally as Pubs, is a capitated body of Dublin University. ...


Trinity News is Ireland's oldest student newspaper having been first printed in 1947[citation needed] and being in regular circulation since 1953. It is currently published on a fortnightly basis producing 12 issues in total during the academic year. The focus is on students with sections including College News, National News, International News, Features, Film, Music, Food and Drink, Science, Sports Features and College Sports (amongst others). The paper has been very successful in the Irish Student Media Awards winning each of the "Newspaper of the Year", "Editor of the Year" and "Journalist of the Year" in the last two years. Currently the position of Editor of Trinity News is a sabbatical one which is widely believed to be a major factor in the newspaper's recent success. The position is held by Gearoid O'Rourke, a SF BESS student, for the coming year. Information Editor(s) Gearoid O’Rourke[1] Location Dublin, Ireland Founded 1953[2] Frequency Fortnightly Price Free Circulation 8000 Format Broadsheet Printer Midland Print Ltd Awards Newspaper of the Year, Irish Student Media Awards Mailing address 6 Trinity College Dublin 2, Ireland[3] Web address http://www. ...


Student magazines currently in publication include Piranha! ("Private Eye" type satire), the generalist Miscellany (one of Ireland's oldest magazines), the arts-orientated Icarus (magazine) and the recently launched music magazine Analogue. Other publications supported by include the Dublin University Publications Committee include the Student Economic Review, which is a journal produced and organised independently by students of Economics, the Law Review and the Trinity Student Medical Journal as well as The Attic which is a collection of student writing produced by the Dublin University Literary Society and the Afro-Caribbean Journal produced by the Afro-Caribbean Society. Some older titles currently not in publication include Central Review, Trinity Intellectual Times, Harlot, Evoke, and Alternate. Icarus is a student literary magazine based in Trinity College, Dublin. ... Trinity Publications, known informally as Pubs, is a capitated body of Dublin University. ... The Student Economic Review is an economics periodical, edited and produced in its entirety by a committee comprising undergraduate students of Trinity College Dublin. ... Established in 2000, the Trinity Student Medical Journal (TSMJ) is an annual peer-reviewed medical journal written, edited and produced by medical students at Trinity College, Dublin. ...


Societies

The Graduates memorial building
The Graduates memorial building

Trinity College has a vibrant student life with 101 societies (in 2007). Student societies operate under the aegis of the Dublin University Central Societies Committee which is composed of the Treasurers of each of the Societies within the College. Society size varies enormously, and it is often hard to determine exact figures for most societies - several claiming to be the largest in the college with thousands of members, while smaller groups may have only 40-50 members. The larger Societies include: the paper-reading society situated in the Graduates' Memorial Building (GMB), the University Philosophical Society (Trinity College, Dublin), more commonly known as "The Phil", and the debating society that shares the building, the College Historical Society, more commonly known as "The Hist", along with the Vincent de Paul Society, which organises a large number of activities in the local community, and the Dublin University Players which is one of the most prolific drama societies in Ireland, hosting up to 50 shows and events a year in its own theatre in the Samuel Beckett Centre. Famous ex-members of Players include the actress and writer Pauline McLynn (Mrs Doyle from Father Ted), and Ian Laurence Byrne esq and Sir Patrick McKeating. // Dublin University Boat Club racing on the river Liffey Trinity College has 49 sports clubs affiliated to the Dublin University Central Athletic Club. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 596 KB) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 596 KB) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Dublin University Central Societies Committee (CSC) is the governing body of the student societies of the University of Dublin, Trinity College. ... Graduates Memorial Building, Dublin The Graduates Memorial Building (GMB) is located in Trinity College Dublin. ... The University Philosophical Society (commonly known as The Phil) was founded in 1853, although it claims two predecessor societies. ... See College Historical Society (Trinity College, Dublin) for the Society founded in 1770. ... Samuel Barclay Beckett (13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish dramatist, novelist and poet. ... Pauline McLynn (born 10th July 1962) is an Irish actress best known for playing Mrs Doyle in the TV series Father Ted and in adverts for the Inland Revenue. ... Father Ted was a popular 1990s television situation comedy set around the lives of three priests on the extremely remote (and completely fictional) Craggy Island off the west coast of Ireland. ...


TCD also has a Radio Society known as Trinity FM. It broadcasts from House 6 and offers a variety of student made productions on FM frequency 97.3FM for six weeks a year. Trinity FM is Trinity College Dublins radio station, broadcasting in the centre of Dublin six weeks a year. ...


Trinity Ball

Trinity College Dublin during the 2007 ball
Trinity College Dublin during the 2007 ball

The Trinity Ball is Europe’s largest private music party, annually drawing over 6,000 party-goers[3]. In recent times the organisation of the Ball has been handed over to event promoters MCD[4] who will hold the contract to run the Ball until 2012. The Trinity Ball 2009 will be the 50th Annual Ball. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 1728 pixel, file size: 1,024 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Trinity during the trinity ball 2007 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 1728 pixel, file size: 1,024 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Trinity during the trinity ball 2007 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


Student representation

The Students' Union

The Students' Union's primary role is to provide a recognised representative channel between undergraduates and the University and College authorities. The Executive, the Finance and Services Committee and Sabbatical Officers manage the business and affairs of the Union. The Sabbatical Officers are: The President, Deputy President/Publicity & Publications officer, Welfare Officer, Education Officer and Entertainments Officer and are elected on an annual basis; all capitated students are entitled to vote. The SU President, Welfare Officer and Education Officer are ex-officio members of the College Board.


The Students' Union Deputy President/Publicity & Publications officer is responsible for the publication of the University Record, which is published every three weeks by the Students' Union. The University Record is the voice of the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union and many of the contributors are drawn from the ranks of class reps.


The Graduate Students' Union

The Graduate Students' Union's primary role is to provide a recognised representative channel between postgraduates and the University and College authorities. The GSU president is an ex-officio member of the College Board. The Graduate Students' Union publish the "Journal of Postgraduate Research" on an annual basis.


Academic associations

The Pomodoro sculpture in front of the Berkeley library

Two teaching hospitals are associated with the college: Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 646 KB) Summary Taken by User:Jasonm Lots of other photographs of the sculpture at available on flickr Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 646 KB) Summary Taken by User:Jasonm Lots of other photographs of the sculpture at available on flickr Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Sphere Within Sphere by Pomodoro in Trinity College, Dublin Arnaldo Pomodoro is an Italian sculptor. ...

A number of teaching institutions are involved in jointly taught courses: // WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference O093265 Statistics Province: Leinster County: Elevation: 90 m Population (2006) 64,282  Tallaght (Irish:Tamhlacht), is a large town within the traditional county of Dublin in Ireland. ... St Jamess Hospital is the largest university teaching hospital in Leeds West Yorkshire Its academic partner is the University of Dublin. ...

  • St Catherine's College of Education for Home Economics, Blackrock
  • Coláiste Mhuire, Marino
  • Church of Ireland College of Education, Rathmines
  • Church of Ireland Theological College, Braemor Park
  • Froebel College of Education, Blackrock

The School of Business in association with the Irish Management Institute forms the Trinity-IMI Graduate School of Management incorporating the faculties of both organisations. Coláiste Mhuire is an Irish language Christian Brother primary and secondary school in Dublin, Ireland Categories: | ... The Irish Management Institute runs approximately 200 training courses annually at its 13 acre management training and conference facility at Sandyford, Dublin. ...


Trinity has also been associated in the past with a number of other teaching institutions. These include Dublin Institute of Technology, Magee College and Royal Irish Academy of Music. The Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) was established officially in 1992 under the Dublin Institute of Technology Act but had been previously set up in 1978 on an ad-hoc basis. ... The Magee College, is an English-medium higher education institution of the University of Ulster located in Derry, Northern Ireland. ... The Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) is a linked college of Dublin City University located in Dublin, Ireland. ...


The Douglas Hyde Gallery, a contemporary art gallery, is located on the main college campus at the Nassau Street entrance. The Douglas Hyde Gallery located in Trinity College, Dublin is a contemporary art gallery which hosts and curates temporary exhibition of visual art. ...


Governance

The College, officially incorporated as The Provost, Fellows and Scholars of the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin, is headed by the Provost, currently John Hegarty.


The Body Corporate of the College is still headed by the Provost, Fellows and Scholars. The Provost is elected primarily by fellow academic staff, but students' votes have a small weighting. Election to Fellowship and Scholarship is given to academic staff and undergraduates respectively. Fellowship is awarded to academic staff who are seen to have excelled in their field of research. The Foundation Scholarships (informally known as schols) are awarded to students who get a first class honours grade in the Scholarship examinations held annually at the end of Hilary term. Upon election to Scholarship (usually in their Senior Freshman or second year), Scholars are awarded a wide range of entitlements, including an annual salary, free accommodation on-campus, a meal every weekday at the traditional Commons dinner and exemption from the annual examinations at the end of their second year.


It should be noted that the University is considered to be headed, titularly, by the Chancellor, although in the founding Charter, this role is described as "the Chancellor of the College" (see footnote 1). The current Chancellor former President of Irelandand former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, and five Pro-Chancellors, Sir Anthony O’Reilly, Justice Susan Denham, Eda Sagarra, Patrick Molloy and Dermot McAleese.-1... For the poet, see Mary Robinson (poet). ... Sir Anthony Tony OReilly (born 7 May 1936) is a Dublin born billionaire who holds both British and Irish nationality. ...


The Board

Aside from the Provost, Fellows and Scholars, Trinity has a Board (dating from 1637), which carries out general governance, and a Council (dating from 1874), which oversees academic matters.


The governance of Trinity was changed in 2000, by the Oireachtas, in legislation proposed by the Board of Trinity, viz The Trinity College, Dublin (Charters and Letters Patent Amendment) Act, 2000. This was introduced separately from the Universities Act 1997 and states that the Board shall comprise: The Oireachtas is the National Parliament of the Republic of Ireland. ...

  • The Provost, Vice-Provost, Senior Lecturer, Registrar and Bursar;
  • Six Fellows;
  • Five members of the academic staff who are not Fellows, at least three of whom must be of a rank not higher than senior lecturer;
  • Two members of the academic staff of the rank of professor;
  • Three members of the non-academic staff;
  • Four students of the College at least one of whom shall be a post-graduate student;
  • One member not being an employee or student of the College chosen by a committee of the Board which shall comprise the Provost and two members of the Board from among nominations made by such organisations as are representative of such business or professional interest as the Board considers appropriate;
  • One member appointed by the Board on the nomination of the Minister for Education and Science following consultation with the Provost.

The fellows, non-fellow academic staff and non-academic staff are elected to serve for a fixed term; the most recent elections took place in 2005 for three- and five-year terms, as a transitional step to more regular terms. The four student members are the President, Education Officer and Welfare Officer of the Students' Union and the president of the Graduate Students' Union (all ex officio) and are elected annually for one-year terms. The vice-provost, senior lecturer, registrar and bursar are 'annual officers' appointed for one-year (renewable) terms by the Provost. The Minister for Education and Science is the senior minister at the Department of Education and Science (An Roinn Oideachais agus Eolaíochta) in the Irish Government. ...


The Visitors

The College also has an oversight structure in the form of Visitors. Elizabeth originally designated seven office-holders as Visitors but Charles I reduced this to two, the Chancellor and (at that time) the Archbishop of Dublin. Today, the primary Visitor is the Chancellor (who may be substituted by one of the Pro-Chancellors) and the second Visitor is today appointed by the Government from a panel of two submitted by the Senate of the University of Dublin.


Parliamentary representation

Continuing the United Kingdom tradition (since abandoned) of according seats in the British House of Commons to representatives of the longer-established universities, graduates of the University of Dublin (including Scholars of Trinity College) and the National University of Ireland each elect three members of Seanad Éireann, the Irish Senate. Terms are served until a new general election is called by the dissolution of Dáil Éireann. Type Lower House Speaker of the House of Commons Leader of the House of Commons Michael Martin, (Non-affiliated) since October 23, 2000 Harriet Harman, QC, (Labour) since June 28, 2007 Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Theresa May, PC, (Conservative) since December 6, 2005 Members 646 Political groups... The National University of Ireland (NUI) is a federal university system of constituent universities, previously called constituent colleges, and recognised colleges set up under the Irish Universities Act, 1908, and significantly amended by the Universities Act, 1997. ... Type Upper house of Oireachtas Cathaoirleach Pat Moylan, Fianna Fáil since 13 September 2007 Members 60 Political groups Fianna Fáil Fine Gael Labour Party Independents Progressive Democrats Green Party Sinn Féin Last elections 2007 Meeting place Leinster House Web site www. ... A general election is an election in which all or most members of a given political body are up for election. ... This article is about the current Irish body. ...


The three serving Trinity Senators (as at August 2007) are legal scholar Ivana Bacik, Joycean scholar David Norris, and journalist Shane Ross. Past Trinity Senators have included the present University Chancellor Mary Robinson and Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness, a former member of the Irish Supreme Court and current President of the Law Reform Commission. Notable British House of Commons representatives have included the then Sir Edward Carson. Ivana Bacik has been Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) Law School since 1996, and was a made a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin in 2005. ... Senator David Norris David Patrick Bernard Norris (b. ... Shane Ross is an Irish politician and an independent member of Seanad Eireann. ... For the poet, see Mary Robinson (poet). ... Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness, a Judge of the Supreme Court of Ireland and President of the Law Reform Commission [1], was born in Belfast in November 1934 and educated in Belfast and Dublin (Alexandra College, Trinity College Dublin and the Kings Inns). ... The Supreme Court (Irish: Chúirt Uachtarach) is the highest judicial authority in the Republic of Ireland. ... Edward Henry Carson, Baron Carson (February 9, 1854 - October 22, 1935) was a leader of the Irish Unionists, a Barrister and a Judge. ...


Traditions

The Latin Grace is said "before and after meat" at Commons, a three-course meal served in the College Dining Hall Monday to Friday (Commons is attended by Scholars and Fellows of the College)


There is a longstanding rivalry with nearby University College Dublin, which is largely friendly in nature. University College Dublin - National University of Ireland, Dublin - more commonly University College Dublin (UCD) - is Irelands largest university, with over 20,000 students. ...


Research and innovation

The recently built Lloyd institute, used by computer science, neuroscience, the Trinity Centre for High Performance Computing, Physics and Statistics.
The recently built Lloyd institute, used by computer science, neuroscience, the Trinity Centre for High Performance Computing, Physics and Statistics.

Trinity College is the most productive internationally recognised research centre in Ireland. The University operates an Innovation Centre which fosters academic innovation and consultancy, provides patenting advice and research information and facilitates the establishment and operation of industrial laboratories and campus companies. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 545 KB) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 545 KB) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


In 1999 the University purchased an Enterprise Centre on Pearse Street, seven minutes walk from the on-campus Innovation Centre. The site has over 200,000 square feet (19,000 m²) of built space and contains a protected building, the Tower, which currently houses a Craft Centre. The Trinity Enterprise Centre will house companies drawn from the University research sector in Dublin.


Multi-disciplinary research

  • Ageing Consortium
  • Centre for Computing and Language Studies
  • Centre for Deaf Studies
  • Centre for Gender and Women's Studies
  • Centre for Irish-Scottish Studies
  • Centre for Health Informatics (CHI)
  • CRANN, Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices
  • CRITE, Centre for Research in I.T. in Education
  • Centre for Telecommunications Value-Chain Research
  • Children's Research Centre
  • Employment Research Centre
  • Hamilton Mathematics Institute
  • TCHPC, Trinity Centre for High Performance Computing
  • The Institute for Information Technology and Advanced Computing
  • Institute for International Integration Studies
  • Neuropsychiatric Genetics Research Group
  • The Policy Institute
  • The Sami Nasr Institute for Advanced Materials
  • Trinity Centre for Bio-Engineering
  • Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN)

Centre for Deaf Studies, based at Dublin Deaf Association, is a department of Trinity College Dublin set up in 2001 to promote the academic study of Deaf Studies in Ireland. ... CRANN, the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices, is Irelands first purpose-built Research Institute with a mission to advance the frontiers of nanoscience. ... The Hamilton Mathematics Institute is a mathematics Institute in Trinity College, Dublin named in honour of William Rowan Hamilton. ...

Programmes in advanced technology

  • Biotechnology - National Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Centre
  • Metals Research - Materials Ireland
  • Polymers Research - Materials Ireland
  • Optronics - Optronics Ireland

Campus industrial laboratories

  • Élan Corporation Laboratory
  • Hitachi Dublin Laboratory
  • Kinerton Ltd Laboratory

Élan Corporation plc (NYSE: ELN), (LSE: ELA) is a major drugs firm based in Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland. ... It has been suggested that Hitachi Works be merged into this article or section. ...

Current and former campus companies

  • Authentik - Language Learning Resources
  • Broadcom Éireann Research Ltd, a Telecommunications Research Company, 45% owned by Telecom Éireann, 10% by Trinity Colleege Dublin and the remaining 45% by the Swedish company Ericsson AB. This company has since 2003 ceased operations.
  • Commencements Ltd - Management consulting
  • Cellix - Microfluidic instrumentation suppliers to pharmaceutical, biotech and academic research laboratories
  • CREMe Software - Probabilistic Exposure Assessment Software for the Food, Cosmetics and Environmental exposure sectors
  • Eblana Photonics - Photonics component developer of optoelectronic technologies
  • Eneclann - Irish Genealogical Research Services
  • EUnet - Internet solutions
  • Havok - developer of middleware for the video game industry, creators of the Havok physics engine
  • Identigen - Provision of DNA testing services for traceability of food
  • Insight - Data Analysis Statistical Consultancy
  • Institute of European Food Studies
  • Iona Technologies - Software
  • Irish Centre for European Law
  • Nutriscan Ltd - Human Nutrition Research and Consultancy Services
  • Reminiscence - Equity Trading, trading NYSE, NASDAQ, LSE & CME
  • Scientific Resources Ltd - Quality Assurance for the food, agriculture and pharmaceutical industries
  • Tolsys - Specialised hardware and software design in the area of fault-tolerant computers
  • X-Communications - Multimedia research and development company

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Optoelectronics is the study and application of electronic devices that interact with light, and thus is usually considered a sub-field of photonics. ... Genealogy (from Greek: γενεα, genea, family; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the study and tracing of family pedigrees. ... IRCnet is one of the largest IRC networks in the world, one of the so-called Big Four. ... This article is about the physics engine. ... The structure of part of a DNA double helix Deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, is a nucleic acid molecule that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms. ... Data analysis is the act of transforming data with the aim of extracting useful information and facilitating conclusions. ... Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... The updated USDA food pyramid, published in 2005, is a general nutrition guide for recommended food consumption for humans. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Fault tolerant systems are devices that are designed and built to successfully operate even in the presence of an error or broken parts. ... Look up Multimedia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

References and Footnotes

  1. ^ Extracts from Letters Patent ("First or Foundation Charter") of Elizabeth I, 1592: "...we...found and establish a College, mother of a (the) University, near the city of Dublin for the better education, training and instruction of scholars and students in our realm...and also that provision should be made...for the relief and support of a provost and some fellows and scholars...it shall be called THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY NEAR DUBLIN FOUNDED BY THE MOST SERENE QUEEN ELIZABETH. And...we erect...that College with a provost, three fellows in the name of many, and three scholars in the name of many, to continue for ever. And further we make...Adam Loftus, D.D., archbishop of Dublin, chancellor of our kingdom of Ireland, the first...provost of the aforesaid College... And we make...Henry Ussher, M.A., Luke Challoner, M.A., Lancellot Moine, B.A., the first...fellows there... And we make...Henry Lee, William Daniell, and Stephen White the first...scholars... And further...we will...that the aforesaid provost, fellows and scholars of Trinity College aforesaid and their successors in matter, fact and name in future are and shall be a body corporate and politic, for ever incorporated...by the name of THE PROVOST, FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN, and that in all future times they shall be known...by that name, and shall have perpetual succession...and we really and completely create...them...a body corporate and politic, to endure for ever... And whereas it appears that certain degrees have been of assistance in the arts and faculties, we ordain...that the students in this College of the holy and undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin shall have liberty and power to obtain degrees of Bachelor, Master, and Doctor, at a suitable time, in all arts and faculties. ...and that they shall have liberty to perform among themselves all acts and scholastic exercises for gaining such degrees, as shall seem fit to the provost and the majority of the fellows, (and that they may elect...all persons for better promoting such things, whether Vice-Chancellor, Proctor or Proctors), (for we have approved assignment of the dignity of Chancellor to...William Cecil, Baron Burghley...and...when he shall cease to be chancellor...the provost and the majority of the fellows shall elect a suitable person of this sort as chancellor of the College. And the chancellor, or his vice-chancellor, with the archbishop of Dublin, the Bishop of Meath, the vice treasurer, the treasurer for war, and the chief justice of our chief place within this our kingdom of Ireland, the mayor of the city of Dublin for the time being, or the majority of them who shall be called visitors, shall break off and limit all contentions, actions and controversies (which the provost and the majority of the fellows cannot settle), and that they shall punish all the graver faults not amended by the provost and fellows.)"
  2. ^ * The judgement of the High Court of Justice of Ireland on the "relationship" between Trinity College and the University of Dublin (June 2, 1888)
  3. ^ THES Ranking 2006
  4. ^ Financial Times Ranking
  5. ^ SJTU Ranking
  6. ^ Whitefield Consulting Worldwide - European MBA Rankings 2007
  7. ^ Trinity Hall houses one thousand students, of whom the majority are first years. Postgraduates, international students and other continuing students also have rooms there.
  8. ^ London: Newman, Cardinal Henry; The Rise and Progress of Universities, Chapter 17 (The Ancient University of Dublin), 207-212
  9. ^ History of Trinity College: Laying the Foundations
  10. ^ College Calendar, Degrees and Diplomas, I:E4:§4

See also

The Republic of Irelands education system is quite similar to that of most other western countries. ... This is a list of colleges and universities in the Republic of Ireland, some colleges are constituent colleges of universities. ... This is a list of notable alumni of the University of Dublin, all of whom attended its only constituent college Trinity College, Dublin. ... The following people have been Provost of Trinity College, Dublin 1592 - 1594 – Adam Loftus 1594 - 1598 – Walter Travers 1598 - 1601 – (vacant) 1601 - 1609 – Henry Alvey 1609 - 1627 – William Temple 1627 - 1629 – William Bedell 1629 - 1634 – Robert Ussher 1634 - 1640 – William Chappell 1640 - 1641 – Richard Washington 1641 - 1645 – (vacant) 1645 - 1650... Dublin University is a constituency in Ireland, which has been used to elect members of various legislative bodies including currently Seanad Éireann. ... Trinity Hall is the most prominent student residence for students of Trinity College, Dublin. ...

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The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin or more commonly Trinity College, Dublin was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, and is the only constituent college of the University of Dublin, Ireland's oldest university.
Trinity also has formal procedures for admitting applicants on the basis of UK GCE A-level results, which is an important route for entry for students from Northern Ireland.
Trinity News, which won the Newspaper of the Year Award at the National Student Media Awards in April 2005, has been in circulation since 1947 and is currently published on a fortnightly basis.
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