Founded in 1592 on the general pattern of the ancient colleges at Oxford and Cambridge, Trinity College Dublin is the oldest university in Ireland and one of the older universities of Western Europe. Trinity College is the sole constituent college of the University of Dublin, a research university located in Dublin, Ireland.
It is one of the seven ancient universities of Britain and Ireland, as well as Ireland’s oldest surviving university. Trinity College is widely considered the most prestigious university in Ireland and amongst the most elite in Europe, principally due to its extensive history and unique relationship with both the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. Ranked 1st in Ireland, Trinity offers a rigorous academic education to all of its students.
Trinity College Dublin’s 47 acre campus is situated in the centre of Ireland’s capital city where cobbled squares, historic buildings and playing fields stand alongside state-of-the-art facilities. Today, Trinity has a vibrant international community of almost 17,000 students, 92,000 alumni and 2,860 members of staff. The student population represents 122 nationalities. The university also prides itself on attracting academic staff from all over the world. The Library of Trinity College is a legal deposit library for Ireland and Great Britain, containing over 6.2 million printed volumes and significant quantities of manuscripts.
Since its establishment, Trinity College Dublin has expanded over the centuries to become a modern university with an enviable history. Trinity today continues to be at the cutting-edge of teaching, research, technology and innovation placing the university at the forefront of higher education in Ireland and internationally. With three large faculties offering over 400 academic programmes, at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, students have a wide range of course options in the arts, business, economics, humanities, social sciences, engineering, mathematics, sciences, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and a range of other health science programmes.
Indian students make up the second largest cohort of non-EU students attending Trinity, after the US. Trinity’s engagement with India can be traced back to the 18th Century, when in 1762 the university founded a chair in oriental languages. One hundred years later, the College appointed Mir Aulad Ali (1832-1898) from Northern India more commonly known as ‘The Mir’ as Professor of Arabic and Hindustani and later Persian. During the nineteenth century, Trinity together with Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh trained generations of young men for the Indian Civil Service. Today, Trinity collaborates with many of the top Indian institutions, including National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bangalore, Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Study (JNIAS), and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi, Thapar University, Ashoka University and many more.
Among its alumni are the writers Samuel Beckett, Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde, political philosopher Edmund Burke, and the former President of Ireland and UN high commissioner for human rights, Mary Robinson.
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