Trinity College Dublin

Republic of Ireland
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Key Statistics

  • 15,521
  • 18
    Student:Staff Ratio
  • 25%
    International Students
  • 57 : 43
    Female:Male Ratio
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin was founded in 1592 and is located in a historic campus in the heart of the capital city. Trinity is home to undergraduate and postgraduate students across all the major disciplines in the arts and sciences, as well as in business, law, engineering, and health sciences. Trinity’s interdisciplinary approach to research is reflected in the university’s research institutes and centres, which include the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, the Trinity Long Room Hub for arts and humanities, the CRANN institute for nanoscience and the Institute for Molecular Medicine. Research and teaching collaborations connect Trinity to higher education institutions around the world, from London to Kigali to Beijing. The university generates a fifth of all Irish spin-out companies, in areas as diverse as medical devices, computer gaming, new materials, agri-food and social enterprise; and it contributes to Ireland’s distinctive reputation for creative arts by educating actors, directors, writers, composers and musicians through the Lir Academy of Dramatic Art, the Oscar Wilde Centre for Creative Writing and the Centre for Music Composition. Trinity’s tradition of independent intellectual inquiry has produced some of the world’s finest, most original minds, including writers Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett, scientists William Rowan Hamilton and Ernest Walton, political thinker Edmund Burke and former president of Ireland and UN high commissioner for human rights, Mary Robinson.

Oscar Wilde, who had applied for a scholarship across the water, learned of his success when a Trinity don told him he was being \"sent down\" to the University of Oxford. Other luminaries educated at Ireland's oldest university, dating from 1592, include Samuel Beckett, Edmund Burke and Mary Robinson. Its 18th-century quadrangles are home to around 15,500 students and some 830 staff.


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