Dublin, Ireland—Study Abroad
This program is offered through Globalinks at Trinity College Dublin.
Trinity College Dublin is recognized internationally as Ireland's leading university and as one of the top universities in the world. Founded in 1592, Trinity College Dublin is one of the oldest universities in Europe. Today, cutting edge research, technology and innovation places the university at the forefront of higher education in Ireland and internationally. It is ranked 1st in Ireland, 21st in Europe and 65th in the world by the 2011 QS World University rankings.
Trinity alumni include Irish scholars, Swift, Berkeley, Burke, Goldsmith, Wilde, and Beckett in the Arts, and Hamilton and Walton in the Sciences, and the influence of the university is to be found in their work. Two of these, Beckett and Walton, are Nobel prize-winners.
Trinity’s Library is the largest research library in Ireland and one of the largest in Europe with 4.25 million books and electronic access to over 30,000 journals. In addition to collections gathered over four centuries, the library has had 200 years of legal deposit, allowing the university to claim a copy of every book published in Ireland and the UK. It is also home to an extensive collection of maps, music and manuscripts, the most famous being the legendary Book of Kells. The Old Library, one of Ireland’s most iconic buildings, celebrates its tercentenary in 2012. Over 500,000 visitors come to enjoy the Library every year, to see the Book of Kells Exhibition, and to experience the Long Room. As the sole College library for over 200 years, it was the place of study for many of Trinity’s most famous alumni and is one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions