I am currently a postgraduate research student at Trinity College Dublin, studying human rights in Northern Ireland.
The Irish School of Ecumenics (ISE) is Ireland’s only cross-border post-graduate institute dedicated to the study and promotion of peace and reconciliation on the island of Ireland and in the wider world.
The Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin, is located in Dublin and Belfast. It is committed to the study and promotion of dialogue, peace and reconciliation in Ireland and around the world. It is recognised for its interdisciplinary approach to taught programmes and research, drawing on the fields of politics, sociology, ethics, theology and religion.
It consists of eight permanent full-time academic staff, as well as visiting and adjunct academic staff, postdoctoral fellows, and administrative staff. We have 82 students on our M.Phil. and postgraduate diploma programmes and 39 Ph.D. and M.Litt research students. Our adult education programme in Northern Ireland and the border counties reaches 1800 participants each year.
Trinity College Dublin is recognised internationally as Ireland's premier university and is ranked in 52nd position in the top 100 world universities and 14th position in the top 200 European universities by the QS World University Rankings 2010. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2010, TCD is ranked 76th in the top 200 world universities and 15th in the top European universities.
Above is a brief interview with my friend and schoolmate from ISE, Jon Hatch.