Category: Universities in Ireland

Trinity College, Dublin

Trinity College (Irish: Coláiste na Tríonóide) is the sole constituent college of the University of Dublin, a research university in Ireland. The college was founded in 1592 as the “mother” of a new university,[Note 1] 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….

University of Dublin

The University of Dublin (Irish: Ollscoil Átha Cliath), corporately designated the Chancellor, Doctors and Masters of the University of Dublin, is a university located in Dublin, Ireland. It was founded in 1592 when Queen Elizabeth I issued a charter for Trinity College, as “the mother of a university”, thereby making it Ireland’s oldest operating university.[Note 1] It was modelled after the collegiate universities of Oxford and of Cambridge, but unlike…

University of Limerick

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.[4] The university was the first university established since the foundation of the State in 1922, followed later the same day by the establishment…

University College Dublin

University College Dublin (commonly referred to as UCD) (Irish: An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath), is a research university in Dublin, Ireland. It has over 1,482 faculty and 32,000 students,[2] and it is Ireland’s largest university. The university originates in a body founded in 1854 with John Henry Newman as the first rector known as the Catholic University of Ireland, re-formed in 1880 and chartered in its own right in…

University College Cork

University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork (UCC)[2] (Irish: Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh) is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland. The university is located in Cork. The university was founded in 1845 as one of three Queen’s Colleges located in Belfast, Cork, and Galway.[3] It became University College, Cork, under the Irish Universities Act of 1908. The Universities Act 1997 renamed the university as National…

NUI Galway

NUI Galway (Irish OÉ Gaillimh) is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland. It is located in Ireland’s westerly city of Galway. A tertiary-level educational institution, it is ranked among the top 2 per cent of universities in the world.[2] The University is ranked #249 in the 2016 QS World University Rankings and has been also been awarded the full five QS stars for excellence.[3] The university was…

Maynooth University

The National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUIM) (Irish: Ollscoil na hÉireann Mhá Nuad), commonly known as Maynooth University (MU), is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland in Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland. It is Ireland’s youngest university as it was founded by the Universities Act, 1997 from the secular faculties of the now separate St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, which was founded in 1795.[2] Maynooth University is also the…

National University of Ireland

The National University of Ireland (NUI) (Irish: Ollscoil na hÉireann) is a federal university system of constituent universities, previously called constituent colleges, and recognised colleges set up under the Irish Universities Act, 1908,[1] and significantly amended by the Universities Act, 1997.[2] The constituent universities are for all essential purposes independent universities, except that the degrees and diplomas are those of the National University of Ireland with its seat in Dublin….

Dublin City University

Dublin City University (abbreviated from DCU ) ( Irish : City University of Dublin ) is a university Situated on the Northside of Dublin in Ireland . Created from the National Institute for Higher Education , Dublin , ITS it enrolled first students in 1980 and was an elevated to university status (Along with the University of Limerick ) in 1989 by Statute . In September 2016, the Process Completed…