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Trinity College, 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. It is recognised internationally as Ireland’s premier university and as one of the world's leading research-intensive universities.

 Founded in 1592, on the general pattern of the ancient colleges at Oxford and Cambridge, Trinity College Dublin is at the nexus of tradition and innovation, offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across 24 schools and three faculties: arts, humanities, and social sciences; engineering, mathematics and science; and health sciences.

 Spread across 47 acres in Dublin's city centre, Trinity's large student body comes from all 32 counties of Ireland, and 16% of students come from outside the country. Today, Trinity has a vibrant international community of almost 17,000 students, 92,000 alumni and 2,860 members of staff. The student population represents 122 nationalities. The university also prides itself on attracting academic staff from all over the world.

Trinity College is the oldest university in Ireland and one of the older universities of Western Europe. It is located in the centre of Dublin, Ireland’s capital city with a reputation for friendliness and a vibrant social life, Trinity College Dublin is home to technologically advanced libraries, laboratories and IT facilities that have been seamlessly integrated into the beautiful historic campus.

 The College is committed to excellence in both research and teaching, to the enhancement of the learning experience of each of its students and to an inclusive College community with equality of access for all. The College will continue to disseminate its knowledge and expertise to the benefit of the City of Dublin, the country and the international community. Students at Trinity College benefit from a scholar teacher model where they have the opportunity of being taught by world-leading experts in their field.

In 2011, Trinity College Dublin was ranked by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings as the 110th best university in the world, by the QS World University Rankings as the 65th best, by the Academic Ranking of World Universities as within the 201-300 range, and by all three as the best university in Ireland. The Library of Trinity College is a legal deposit library for Ireland and the United Kingdom, containing over 4.5 million printed volumes and significant quantities of manuscripts (including the Book of Kells), maps and music.