Trinity among most efficient Irish colleges, finds new study of Irish third level education

   A new report into the efficiency of Irish universities and Institutes of Technology has shown Trinity to be “at or near the frontier in all areas”, according to an academic involved in the study.      Professor Brian Lucey said that Trinity is “pretty much a class leader” in an Irish context, on the […]

Students considering legal action over SU pro-choice mandate

A group of Trinity students have consulted with solicitors about taking legal action against the pro-choice mandate of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU). Speaking to Trinity News, Gavin Rothwell, one of the students concerned, said: “A number of students are currently exploring our legal options regarding how the Students’ Union operates (regarding) the automatic […]

Trinity and RCSI develop new scanning technique

Scientists from Trinity and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) have created a new scanning technique that produces high resolution 3D images of bones without exposing the patient to x-ray radiation. Led by Thorri Gunnlaugsson a professor in Trinity’s department of chemistry and Dr. Esther Surender a postdoctoral researcher, the research will have significant consequences […]

Trinity falls to 98th in QS World University Rankings

Trinity has dropped twenty places, from 78th to 98th in the QS World University Rankings, released today. While it remains Ireland’s highest-ranked university, the 2016/17 rankings mark the third year in a row that Trinity has dropped, from 61st place in 2013, to 71st in 2014 and 78th in 2015. This represents the largest year-on-year […]

Homeowners could earn up to €12000 Tax-Free in frantic measures to house students

Homeowners have been urged to rent any spare space in their houses in a desperate attempt to house students by the government, the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU). With today’s release of the CAO offers and term starting in less than a month, desperate moves are being […]

Asylum Seeker Star-Student granted place at Trinity

Trinity student and asylum seeker Nadezda (Nadia) Prochukham will be returning to second year after securing donations from anonymous sources. The 20-year-old hit national headlines in 2014 when she achieved 615 points in the Leaving Cert but was refused government funding because of her asylum seeker status. Moreover, her mother’s application from 2011 to remain […]

TCD joins LoRa Alliance to help expand and develop the ‘Internet Age’

Trinity is the first Irish university to join the non-profit organisation LoRa – global internet of things Alliance. Here it will help expand this global base of expertise and internet connectivity for future ingenuity. The LoRa Alliance is a non-profit association of members who believe the era of the internet (or as they call it, […]

TCDSU President Kieran McNulty calls on Minister Varadkar’s immediate reform of Back to Education Allowance Support

This week Irish media and TCD President Kieran McNulty have called on the Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar, to revoke the Government’s recent reforms to the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) and the Family Income Allowance for ‘One-Parent Families’. Incoming students from single parent families are being restricted from joining third level education courses […]

Honorary Doctorate awarded to US Vice President Joe Biden this morning

At 11am this morning, Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States, received an Honorary Doctorate from Trinity College. The ceremony took place in the Exam Hall. Biden also received the Gold Medal of Honorary Patronage of the University Philosophical Society.   The entire ceremony was conducted in Latin, a tradition which has not changed […]

US Vice President Joe Biden to receive honorary doctorate from Trinity

During his six-day visit to Ireland, US Vice President Joe Biden will be awarded an honorary doctorate, alongside several other nominees, from Trinity College Dublin this Friday, June 24th. The Commencement Ceremony will take place at 11am this Friday in Trinity’s Public Theatre. Biden will also receive a Gold Medal of Honorary Patronage from the University Philosophical Society […]

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