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Wednesday 22 November 2017

Trinity College Dublin joins prestigious ranks of the League of European Research Universities

Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin
Katherine Donnelly

Katherine Donnelly

Trinity College Dublin has joined the prestigious ranks of the League of European Research Universities (LERU).

It is the first and only university on the island of Ireland to become a member of Europe’s leading network of research-intensive universities that includes Oxford and Cambridge.

Trinity along with the University of Copenhagen will, from today, join its ranks, bringing its membership to 23.

The announcement was made by LERU’s Secretary General, Professor Kurt Deketelaere, following a meeting of LERU Rectors’ Assembly in Heidelberg, Germany today,  and relayed via video link to a special event in Trinity’s Dining Hall, attended by Education Minister Richard Bruton.

Mr Bruton said membership of LERU means Trinity College Dublin’s voice “will be heard and have real impact on EU policy for research and innovation. This is good news for Irish education and for future jobs creation.”

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