Trinity College Dublin

The University of Birmingham and Trinity College Dublin are joined in a strategic research and education partnership, which aims to enhance high-profile collaborative research with a global impact, provide valuable study abroad opportunities for students, and engage professional services teams in sharing best practice across institutions.

Trinity College Dublin Provost Patrick Prendergast and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Eastwood sign a strategic research and education partnership agreement

The partnership is founded on strong links between Ireland and the UK. We are proud to join Trinity College Dublin in a partnership between two internationally-leading universities built on complementary strengths. The partnership focuses on three strategic areas, with an aspiration for further collaboration in the future:


Birmingham’s Institute for Translational Medicine and Trinity’s national centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research (AMBER) will provide a platform to create placements, joint teaching and research initiatives. A visiting seminar series has been established to share the latest research and innovations in the sector.

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Clinical Trials and Training

Long-standing links between Medical Schools will be strengthened through an ambitious portfolio of activities, ranging from research workshops and collaborations to clinical placements for Medical students. Our complementary Clinical Research Facilities (CRFs) provide the framework for priority areas of focus for the partnership, including: Translational Medicine, Ageing, Trauma, Education and Global Health.

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Digital Editing and Engagement Partnership (DEEP)

Academic researchers are sharing expertise in digital editing and transcription (UoB) and visualisation (TCD), with an aim to transform international engagement with major historical sources.

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Professor Sir David Eastwood

Professor Sir David Eastwood


“Europe continues to be a region of key importance for the University of Birmingham – in both research and education. As a major strand in our global engagement strategy, we are building and strengthening partnerships with priority institutions across the EU, and are delighted to agree this key partnership with Trinity College Dublin. Our partnership will provide excellent opportunities for students and researchers in Ireland and the UK as the importance of UK-Irish Higher Education engagement continues to grow.”

University of Birmingham and Trinity College Dublin launch strategic partnership (January 2019)