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 is the degree-awarding body for Trinity College Dublin. 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 these other ancient universities, only one college was established; as such, the designations "Trinity College" and "University of Dublin" are usually synonymous for practical purposes.

The University of Dublin
Ollscoil Átha Cliath
Coat of arms
Latin: Universitas Dublinensis[1]
Established1592; 429 years ago (1592)
Endowment€144 million (2013)[2]
Budget€268 million (2013)[3]
ChancellorMary McAleese
Academic staff
777 (2014)[4]
Administrative staff
2,097, of which 606 research staff (2014)[4]
Students16,729 (2014)
Undergraduates12,420 (2014)[5]
Postgraduates4,309 (2014)[5]
53°20′40″N 06°15′28″W
468,000 square metres (46.8 ha) (incl. satellite sites)[6]
Colours  Trinity Pink[7]
AffiliationsCoimbra Group

The University of Dublin is one of the seven ancient universities of Britain and Ireland. It is a member of the Irish Universities Association, Universities Ireland, and the Coimbra Group.