USI welcomes marriage equality and abortion legislation for Northern Ireland

Legislation passed by Westminster to bring Northern Ireland in line with the rest of the UK

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has welcomed legislation from the UK parliament in Westminster to legalise same-sex marriage and access to abortion to Northern Ireland.

USI tweeted a statement this morning from their president Lorna Fitzpatrick, saying: “We …

Trinity ranked 37th in Europe for teaching

Trinity rises in rankings from Times Higher Education

Trinity has been ranked in 37th place in the Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2019. This represents a considerable rise for the college which was placed in the range of 51st – 75th for the same category last year.…

Trinity establishes Centre for Middle Eastern Studies

The foundation funding the centre is sponsored by the vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, and ruler of Dubai

Trinity have announced this morning the establishment of a new Centre for Middle Eastern Studies and a strategic alliance between Trinity and the Al Maktoum College of Higher Education.

Trinity is to appoint four new professors in Middle Eastern Studies …

Trinity’s European University alliance chosen for EU project

Trinity’s CHARM-EU alliance seeks to promote the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

Trinity’s  “European University” alliance has been announced as a successful applicant for a new EU initiative promoting cooperation between universities in the European Union.

Trinity is one of five universities comprising the CHARM-EU (Challenge-driven, Accessible, Research-based, Mobile European University) alliance, …

Minister Mitchell O’Connor holds consultation to address student substance abuse

Increasing rate of student substance usage prompts call for action

Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, held a consultation to address the issue of substance abuse in higher education. Representatives of colleges, leaders from students’ unions, Gardaí from the National Drugs Strategy Unit, and individuals working on …

President Higgins calls for higher education to equip students to deal with “crisis” of climate change

President’s speech focuses on environmentalism at USI’s 60th anniversary celebrations

President Michael D Higgins has called for students to be “equipped for the crisis we are in” during the “struggle to mitigate climate change” in a speech addressed to student organisations.

The President made the statement at a garden party …