Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin has been ranked 49th place in the top world universities by the Times Higher Education Supplement’s 2008 world ranking of universities. It has also been ranked 13th place in Europe. Trinity is the only Irish university to make it into the top 100 world universities. Trinity College has overtaken other prestigious institutions such as the London School of Economics, the University of Washington and St Andrew’s in Scotland among others.
TCD has developed significant international strength in its research in eight major themes which include globalisation; cancer; genetics; neuroscience; immunology and infection; communications and intelligent systems; nano and materials science as well as Irish culture and the creative arts.
Founded in 1592, Trinity College Dublin is the oldest university in Ireland and one of the older universities of Western Europe. On today’s campus, state-of-the-art libraries, laboratories and IT facilities, stand alongside historic buildings on a city-centre 47-acre campus.
Trinity College Dublin offers a unique educational experience across a range of disciplines in the arts, humanities, engineering, science, human, social and health sciences.
As Ireland’s premier university, the pursuit of excellence through research and scholarship is at the heart of a Trinity education. TCD has an outstanding record of publications in high-impact journals, and a track record in winning research funding which is among the best in the country. Students also benefit from a scholar teacher model where they have the opportunity of being taught by world-leading experts in their field.
Interdisciplinarity forms a key element in the College strategy in increasing Trinity’s international standing as a research-led university. TCD has developed significant international strength in its research in eight major themes which include globalisation; cancer; genetics; neuroscience; immunology and infection; communications and intelligent systems; nano and materials science as well as Irish culture and the creative arts. TCD aims to become the world reference point in at least one of these areas of research in the next 10 years.
Its current flagship interdisciplinary research institutes are in areas such as molecular medicine, neuroscience and international integration studies and nanostructures and nanodevices. The construction of Ireland’s first purpose-built nanoscience research institute was completed this year, which houses 150 scientists, technicians and graduate students in specialised laboratory facilities. The building also includes an innovative public venue, the Science Gallery.