Tuesday, 4 February 2014


Trinity College (Irish: Coláiste na Tríonóide), formally known as the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin, is the sole constituent college of the University of Dublin in Ireland. The college was founded in 1592 as the "mother" of a new university, modelled after the collegiate universities of Oxford and of Cambridge, but, unlike these, only one college was ever established; as such, the designations "Trinity College" and "University of Dublin" are usually synonymous for practical purposes. It is one of the seven ancient universities of Britain and Ireland, as well as Ireland's oldest university.
Academic profile:
Since considerable academic restructuring in 2008, the college has three academic faculties:

  • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Engineering, Mathematics and Sciences
  • Health Sciences

>QS World University Rankings 2013
18th Europe, 61st globally, 1st in Ireland
>QS World Mathematics Rankings, 2011
15th globally, 1st in Ireland 
>QS Arts & Humanities World Rankings, 2011
39th globally, 5th in Europe, 1st in Ireland 
>QS World Social Policy Rankings, 2011
48th globally, 1st in Ireland 
>Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013
110th globally and 1st in Ireland
>Eduniversal Global Top 100 Business Schools
28th globally, 1st in Ireland

The university was founded in 1845 as one of three Queen’s Colleges located in Belfast, Cork, and Galway. It became University College, Cork, under the Irish Universities Act of 1908. The Universities Act 1997 renamed the university as National University of Ireland, Cork, and a Ministerial Order of 1998 renamed the university as University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork, though it continues to be almost universally known as University College Cork.
The university was named Irish University of the Year by the Sunday Times in 2003, 2005, and 2011. In 2011, the QS World University Rankings ranked the university amongst the top 2% of universities worldwide. The university also received a 5-star rating in the QS University Rankings 2011. Also in 2011, University College Cork became the first university worldwide to achieve the ISO 50001 standard in energy management. Moreover, UCC ranks 4th worldwide in terms of food research.Dr.Michael B. Murphy has been president of the university since February 2007.
Medicine, Arts, and Law were the three founding faculties when Queen's College Cork opened its doors to students in 1849. The medical buildings were built in stages between 1860 and 1880, and the faculty quickly gained a reputation for the quality of its graduates. The first two women to graduate in medicine in Ireland did so in 1898 (this was notable as it was more than 20 years before women were permitted to sit for medicine at the University of Oxford). UCC School of Medicine is part of the College of Medicine and Health, and is based at the Brookfield Health Sciences Centre on the main UCC campus and is affiliated with the 880-bed University College Cork Teaching Hospital, which is the largest medical centre in Ireland.

The university originates in a body founded in 1854 as the Catholic University of Ireland with John Henry Newman as the first rector, re-formed in 1880 and chartered in its own right in 1908. The Universities Act, 1997 renamed the constituent university as the "National University of Ireland, Dublin", and a ministerial order of 1998 renamed the institution as "University College Dublin - National University of Ireland, Dublin".
Originally located in the centre of the metropolis, most of the university's faculties have since been relocated to a 148 hectares (370 acres) park campus at Belfield, four kilometres to the south of the city.
Colleges and schools:
The biological and geological sciences building of the Science Centre, Belfield campus, UCD.
Health Sciences building, Belfield campus, UCD.
Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, Blackrock
UCD Quinn School Of Business
The University consists of five colleges, their associated schools (34 in total) and eighteen research institutes and centres. Each college also has its own Graduate School, for postgraduates.
List of colleges and their respective schools:
College of Arts & Celtic Studies
School of Archaeology
School of Art History & Cultural Policy
School of Classics
School of English, Drama & Film
School of History & Archives
School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore & Linguistics
School of Languages & Literatures
School of Music
College of Business & Law
School of Business
Quinn School of Business
Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business
School of Law
College of Engineering, Mathematical & Physical Sciences
School of Architecture, Landscape & Civil Engineering
School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering
School of Computer Science & Informatics
School of Electrical, Electronic & Mechanical Engineering
School of Geological Sciences
School of Mathematical Sciences
School of Physics
College of Human Sciences
School of Applied Social Science
School of Economics
School of Education
School of Geography, Planning & Environmental Policy
School of Information & Library Studies
School of Philosophy
School of Politics & International Relations
School of Psychology
School of Social Justice
School of Sociology
College of Life Sciences
School of Agriculture, Food Science & Veterinary Medicine
School of Biology & Environmental Science
School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science
School of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
School of Medicine & Medical Science
School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems
School of Public Health, Physiotherapy & Population Science
The university is consistently ranked as one of the best universities in Ireland on worldwide metrics.
Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2012.
62nd globally.
Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2010.
30th in Europe.
The Economist (Full-time MBA ranking) 2010.
31st globally.
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014.
161st globally. 88th in Europe.
QS World University Rankings 2013.
139th globally.
Academic Ranking of World Universities 2012.
301-400 globally.

.The National University of Ireland, Maynooth was founded by the Universities Act, 1997 as a constituent university of the National University of Ireland. It is Ireland's second oldest university, having been formed from St Patrick's College, Maynooth, itself founded in 1795.
The university is located in the town of Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland, 20 km west of Dublin. Its grounds consists of two connected campuses; an older south campus of 19th century buildings, shared with St Patrick's College, and a modern north campus, occupying circa 100 acres (0.40 km2). With around 8,800 registered students, it is Ireland's smallest, yet fastest growing university. In 2009, NUI Maynooth was listed as a Top500 university in the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings. The 2012 QS World University Rankings puts NUIM in the 501-550 bracket worldwide. In 2008 it was named Sunday Times University of the Year. In 2011, NUI Maynooth became the first and only institution outside of North America to be included in the Princeton Review of Best Colleges.
The university is divided into three faculties: Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy; Science and Engineering; Social Sciences, with most students studying within one of these streams (although some cross-discipline courses are available). The faculties are further divided into various schools and departments.

Dublin City University is a university situated between Glasnevin, Santry, Ballymun and Whitehall on the Northside of Dublin in Ireland. Created as the National Institute for Higher Education, Dublin in 1975, it enrolled its first students in 1980 and was elevated to university status (along with the University of Limerick) in 1989 by statute.
The university currently has around 6,000 undergraduate students, over 600 research postgraduates, 1,800 taught postgraduate students and over 45,000 alumni. In addition the university has around 1,100 distance education (Oscail) students.
Electronic Engineering and Computer Applications were among the first degree courses offered by the college, in 1980 (Communications was another). The Computer Applications course in DCU is more in demand than any other computer degree in Ireland, it has three times more first preferences through the Central Applications Office system than the next most sought after computer course in Ireland, Computer Science in Trinity College, Dublin. With 300 places per year, it also has the largest student intake of any computer science degree in Ireland (compared to 64 places per year in the computer science degree in TCD or 50 places per year in the computer science degree in UCD).

The University of Limerick (UL) (Irish: Ollscoil Luimnigh) is a university in the city of Limerick, Ireland . It was established in 1972 as the National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick and became a university by statute in 1989 in accordance with the University of Limerick Act 1989. The university was the first university established since the foundation of the State in 1922, followed later the same day by the establishment of Dublin City University.
The university is located along the River Shannon, on a 80 hectares (200 acres) site in the 240 hectares (590 acres) National Technological Park at Castletroy, 5 km from Limerick city centre. The university has currently in excess of 11,000 full-time undergraduate students  and 1,500 part-time students. There are also over 800 research postgraduates and 1,300 taught postgraduate students at the university. The Co-operative Education (commonly called Co-Op) programme allocates all students with an 8-month work placement as part of their degree. This was the first such programmes in the state.
Professor Don Barry, a graduate of Yale University, is the current president of the university, having been appointed in 2007.
The University recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with a week of events including a live performance by The Coronas, a photographic exhibition and guided tours of the campus.
The university has four faculties, these are:

  • Kemmy Business School
  • Faculty of Education & Health Sciences (including the Graduate Medical School)
  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
  • Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

The university was founded in 1845 as Queen's College, Galway, and was more recently known as University College, Galway (UCG) (Irish: Coláiste na hOllscoile, Gaillimh or COG). Michael D. Higgins, President, Enda Kenny, Taoiseach (Prime Minister), Eamon Gilmore, Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) and Máire Whelan, Attorney General of Ireland are all Alumni.
NUI Galway is a member of the Coimbra Group, a network of 40 long-established European universities.
Like the other constituent universities of the National University of Ireland, the university follows the common college structure. 
The five Colleges of the University are:
  • College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies
  • College of Business, Public Policy and Law
  • College of Engineering and Informatics
  • College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
  • College of Science.
NUI Galway has a strong community of international students, which make up 13% of the student population. It welcomes over 500 Visiting Students from colleges and universities around the world each year, from countries including the USA, Canada and Malaysia. Various societies are present in the University to cater for international students, including the International Students Society, Malaysian Society and many more.

Dublin Institute of Technology is one of the largest higher education institutions in Ireland. It has an unbroken history dating back to 1887 with the establishment of the first technical institution in Dublin, Ireland. It continues to build on its long tradition of providing education from certificate to doctorate level. It is known particularly for programmes in Architecture, Engineering, Marketing, Hospitality, Music, Optometry, Pharmaceuticals, Construction, Digital Media and Journalism. Its graduates have included many of Ireland's leading writers, artists and politicians.
DIT comprises four Colleges
Engineering and Built Environment
Science and Health
Arts and Tourism
DIT also has a Graduate Research School, several research institutes, centres and groups and various technology transfer and commercial units. It was established officially by legislation as a single institution in 1992 under the Dublin Institute of Technology Act. This formalised arrangements in place since 1978 on an ad-hoc basis. The Institute currently has around 22,000 undergraduate and both taught and research postgraduate students.

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), formerly the Regional Technical College, Cork, is an Institute of Technology in Ireland, located in Cork, Ireland opened in 1973. The institute has 17,000 students (both part-time and full-time) in art, business, engineering, music, drama and science disciplines. Cork Institute of Technology comprises two constituent Faculties and three constituent Colleges. The constituent Faculties are Engineering and Science, and Business and Humanities. The constituent colleges are the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, the CIT Cork School of Music and the National Maritime College of Ireland.
Faculties are made up of Schools which in turn comprise two or more academic departments.
The institute has been named as Institute of Technology of the Year in The Sunday Times University Guide for Ireland on numerous occasions, an accolade which it currently holds.
In 2007 the title of the head of the institute changed from "Director" to "President".[2] In March 2008 it was announced that the Institute was applying for university status.
At present, CIT has 1,465 staff members of which 862 are academic staff. The academic staff consists of 473 permanent whole-time, 156 pro-rata part-time and 233 hourly-paid part-time members. The non-academic staff is composed of technical support, library, administrative and services staff. The non-academic staff members break down as follows: 131 Management, Clerical Admin and Library; 177 Student Services Support, including Exam Invigilators; 82 Technicians; 67 Research staff; and 96 support staff including Caretakers, Attendants and Cleaners.

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology  is a third level institute of education and is based at five locations in the west of Ireland.
The Dublin Road campus on the outskirts of Galway City is the administrative headquarters for the college and has five Schools of study, which include business, engineering, hotel & tourism, humanities and science. Also located at this campus is the Innovation in Business Centre (IiBC), the Lifelong Learning Centre and the Research, Development & Innovation Centre.
Cluain Mhuire is located a mile from the main campus on the Monivea Road. It is based in an old Redemptorist Monastery and is now the location of an Art, Design and media college. The campus has rapidly been gaining a reputation for high standards in the fields of fine art, design and media. The annual graduate exhibitions and screenings showcase the quality of the work being produced throughout the academic year.
The Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology at Castlebar is located on approximately 20 hectares of land less than 10 minutes walk from Castlebar Town. The Institute with its extensive, mature grounds and elegant buildings constitutes a pleasant and productive environment for study produced by these creative arts students. Programmes based in the Castlebar campus include; the department of Nursing and Health sciences and the department of Business, Humanities and Technology.
The Letterfrack campus is located in Connemara in County Galway. Letterfrack is a small village nestled under the Diamond Hill. Its main attractions are its stunning scenery and its proximity to Connemara National Park. The aim of GMIT, Letterfrack is to enable its graduates to contribute to, and influence, the fields of design processes and manufacture of furniture in ways that are innovative, creative and responsive to the needs and development of a quality Irish furniture industry.



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