Trinity College Dublin launches €400 million fundraising campaign

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Trinity College Dublin is launching the public phase of its €400 million fundraising campaign today [May 2nd, 2019]. ‘Inspiring Generations’ is the University’s first major philanthropic campaign in its more than 400-year history and the largest ever undertaken in education on the island of Ireland.

‘Inspiring Generations’ will support transformative educational experiences across the University that will attract the most innovative academics, and the most talented students from all backgrounds, from the world over. Together they will research and address some of the major global issues of our time, from environmental challenges to cancer treatment.

Key flagship projects that will benefit from philanthropic funding include the Trinity St James’s Cancer Institute that will transform cancer patient care; the new E3 Institute in Engineering, Environment and Emerging Technologies that will find balanced solutions for a better world; and the conservation and redevelopment of Trinity’s historic Old Library and the creation of a research study centre. Priority will also be given to student scholarships and new academic posts that will enable expansion and innovation across education and research. The public launch of ‘Inspiring Generations’ commences with €272m already raised, which represents 42,933 donations by 10,244 donors from 68 countries.

Speaking at the public launch of ‘Inspiring Generations,’ Dr Patrick Prendergast, Trinity’s Provost said: “We are dedicated to pursuing innovation in education and research, and fearlessly advancing the cause of a pluralistic, just and sustainable society. ‘Inspiring Generations’ will enable Trinity to achieve these ambitions and inspire generations to come.”

In healthcare, the new Trinity St James’s Cancer Institute will transform cancer treatment in Ireland by integrating research, medicine and training with highly individualised care for cancer patients.

Tackling global challenges across Engineering, Environment and Emerging Technologies, the landmark E3 Institute will put Trinity at the forefront of the national drive to establish Ireland as a European leader in research and innovation. Building starts this year on this state-of-the-art E3 facility.