Trinity College Dublin

Trinity’s position as one of the world’s leading universities is defined by our research, scholarship, and capacity to address issues of global, societal and economic importance 

Drawing on our disciplinary strengths and emerging cross-disciplinary thematic focus areas, Trinity has established internationally visible research, evidenced through the growing number of internationally funded researchers and research projects, research centres and institutes of scale. The latter seek to maximise our impact in specific fields such as ageing, neuroscience, nanotechnology, telecommunications and the digital humanities. Each brings together the necessary critical mass of facilities and research excellence to engage and benefit the wider stakeholder community: industry, government, national and international funding agencies and the general public. 

Our drive for research excellence and innovation also informs how we educate. Trinity students are exposed to leading researchers and scholars who encourage the development of critical, analytical and creative thinking skills, both through their teachings and by providing opportunities for individual research projects. The Trinity educational experience seeks to challenge the established world view and the society we live in, to enable learners to reach their full potential, and to facilitate the formation of tomorrows’ leaders. 

Trinity Research& Innovation

Trinity Research & Innovation (TR&I) is the unit responsible for linking our researchers with industry and research funding, and for promoting Trinity’s innovation and impact missions. TR&I’s team of over 55 expert advisors provide supports along the continuum, from the development of research funding applications, through contract negotiation, intellectual property management, and onward to exploitation by licensing to campus companies or established industry. Trinity works with over 400 industry partners every year, and collaborates with more than 8,000 academic institutions across 140 Countries worldwide.

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