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TCDSU and USI join Amnesty in repeal the 8th demonstration outside Dáil

Amnesty International Ireland yesterday began a two week long public demonstration, supported by TCDSU, outside government buildings calling for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment

NEWSYesterday, March 29, marked the beginning of Amnesty International Ireland’s two week long public demonstration outside government buildings calling for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

DU Amnesty, Trinity College Dublin’s Students’ Union (TCDSU) and the Union of Students in …

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Annie Hoey elected USI President

Hoey was voted in by delegates from students’ unions across the country at USI Congress 2016

NEWSAnnie Hoey, the current deputy president and vice-president for equality and citizenship of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), has been elected president of the union for the 2016/17 year.

Hoey was voted in by delegates from students’ unions …

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Trinity secures largest-ever Horizon 2020 funding worth €6 million

The funding will be used to develop EDGE, a new postdoctoral programme, which will employ 71 world-class ICT researchers

Three Science Foundation Ireland research centres based in Trinity College Dublin, ADAPT, AMBER, and CONNECT, have been awarded €6 million in Horizon 2020 EU funding for a new postdoctoral programme, EDGE, which will employ 71 world-class ICT (information and communications …

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Two Trinity researchers awarded prestigious European Research Council grants worth combined total of €4.5 million

The competitive grants enable mid-career researchers to carry out ground-breaking research, build their research teams, and develop innovative ideas.

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Two researchers at Trinity College Dublin, assistant professor in geography, Martin Sokol, and European Research Council (ERC) research professor in chemistry, Valeria Nicolosi, have been awarded prestigious ERC Consolidator Grants, worth a combined total of over €4 million.

The grants,

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New statistics show gender discrimination against female academics in Irish universities continuing, says IFUT

While there was full gender balance at lecturer levels in 2014, women are not receiving promotions to senior academic positions

NEWSThe Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) is calling for greater efforts to address gender discrimination against women academics in third-level institutions, following the new figures for 2014 revealing that just 29% of senior academics are women.

According to Joan …

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Trinity’s Life Sciences faculty places in top 100 for first time

The areas of international outlook and citations are the faculty’s greatest strengths, while research is its weakest

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The Times Higher Education (THE) Subject Ranking 2015-2016, released today, placed Trinity 87th in the world for Life Sciences, marking the first time that an Irish university has placed in the top 100. Trinity is also the only Irish university …

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Trinity falls 22 places in world university rankings

Dean of Research John Boland welcomed the results remarking that they were commendable “given the extent of the international competition”

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Trinity College Dublin has fallen 22 places in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, dropping from 138th to 160th position.

The annual rankings, released today, are based on five main performance indicators: teaching (30%), research (30%), citations …

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Fresher’s Week Monday with Trinity Ents

Ents’ Monday lineup provided a varied and exciting start to Freshers’ Week with Fashion Fest in the Pav and Baby Got Back in District 8

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Trinity Ents kicked off Freshers’ Week yesterday with two events, ‘Fashion Fest’ in the Pav during the day, and the sold-out ‘Baby Got Back: Back to the 90s’ later that night in District 8.

Ents teamed up with the Fashion …

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Trinity drops again in latest university rankings

Dean of Research John Boland attributes fall to the “continued reduction in government investment”

The release of the latest QS World University Rankings has seen Trinity drop seven places since last year, from 71st to 78th. However, it maintains its position as the highest ranked Irish third-level institution and the only one to feature …