Trinity College Dublin is recognised internationally as Ireland’s premier university and is ranked in 65th position in the top 100 world universities by the QS World University Rankings 2011. The University of Dublin, Trinity College was founded in 1592 and today, has over 92,005 alumni. Trinity College is situated in the centre of Dublin, Ireland’s vibrant capital city, with over 15,500 students including 2,300 from over 90 different countries.
State-of-the-art libraries, laboratories and IT facilities stand alongside historic buildings. While Trinity has a long and proud tradition in the arts, humanities and social sciences, it is also at the centre of cutting edge research in neuroscience and is home to the key national research centre for nanoscience.
Our outstanding alumni include the following world figures:
- Writer Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels
- Physicist Ernest Walton who won the Nobel Prize for his work on the atom
- Philosophers George Berkeley and Edmund Burke
- Mathematician William Rowan Hamilton who discovered Quaternions
- Playwright Oscar Wilde
- Former President of Ireland and current Chancellor of the University of Dublin Mary Robinson
- Former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese
Trinity’s Faculties are divided into:
- Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences section
- Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science section
- Faculty of Health Sciences section