Trinity College Dublin is recognised internationally as Ireland’s premier university and is ranked in 61st position in the top 100 world universities and 18th in Europe in the 2013 QS World University Rankings. The Arts and Humanities enjoy a particularly strong reputation within these, with English, History and Modern Languages among the top 50 worldwide in the 2013 QS subject rankings. TCD is also highly successful at securing research funding especially from EU-funded programmes, with annual Research expenditure in 2013 of €80.3m. Established in 2006 the Trinity Long Room Hub (http://www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/) is Trinity’s research institute for the Arts and Humanities operating across nine schools and the library. It is also the home Institute for the Trinity Centre for Digital Humanities, a research area in which TCD has hosted a number of high proficle projects, including the 1641 Depositions Project (a collaboration with IBM), CENDARI and CULTURA. All of this work depends on close collaboration with the Knowledge and Data Engineering Group (KDEG) in the School of Computer Science and Statistics has established a worldwide reputation in the research of knowledge and semantic representation, adaptive portals for information analysis, educational systems, Adaptive Hypermedia systems and intelligent pedagogic systems. KDEG has pioneered dynamic techniques for digital content retrieval, composition and automated customisation.
TCD is the lead partner for WP 7, Skills, Professional Development and Advancement.