Trinity College Dublin’s School of Engineering Hosts UNITECH General Assembly

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The School of Engineering at Trinity College Dublin has successfully hosted the prestigious UNITECH General Assembly from August 19th to August 25th. This event marked a significant convergence of talent and collaboration, with 15 of Europe’s leading companies participating in the assembly. The gathering was attended by a total of 270 participants, all of whom were dedicated to nurturing the next generation of engineers, technologists, and scientists.

UNITECH, a forward-looking society established to cultivate young, talented individuals to tackle the challenges of the future, orchestrated this unique event. The society operates through a symbiotic collaboration involving 15 corporate partners8 academic partners, and the UNITECH society itself. This intricate network fosters an environment of growth and development for aspiring professionals through structured internships with industry, well-defined exchanges with esteemed university partners, and immersive coaching and mentorship initiatives.

At the helm of the UNITECH programme in Trinity College Dublin is Dr. Garret O’Donnell, Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Manufacturing, and Biomedical Engineering. As the Academic Programme Director, Dr. O’Donnell plays a fundamental role in steering the programme towards its goals of nurturing tomorrow’s leaders in engineering and technology.

Sarah O’Brien, the lead Internship Coordinator for the School of Engineering, emphasised the school’s commitment to collaboration with industry, stating:

“Collaborating with industry is a focus for the School of Engineering, and our membership of UNITECH allows us to give students a great internship and learning opportunity. These collaborations at the student level are the seeds for larger collaborations with industry such as research and innovation projects.”

The event also highlighted Chloe O’Connor, the Unitech Local Office Coordinator, who played a key role in coordinating the assembly and ensuring its success.

This UNITECH General Assembly showcased the power of collaboration and innovation, demonstrating how academia and industry can join forces to empower the engineers, technologists, and scientists who will shape the future. Trinity College Dublin’s School of Engineering are honoured to have been hosts this year, and look forward to Unitech events in the future.

For those interested in learning more about UNITECH and Trinity College Dublin’s School of Engineering, additional information can be found on the UNITECH website: alternatively you can contact our Unitech Coordinator Chloe O’Connor.


About Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin, located in the heart of Dublin city, is steeped in scholarly and national history. Today it remains Ireland’s highest ranked university and within the world’s top one hundred. TCD provides an excellent variety of courses throughout areas in the Arts and Humanities, Business, Law, Engineering, Science and Health Sciences.

Over 17,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from Ireland and across the world attend the illustrious university. And there is a good reason for the huge attraction to Trinity as it has produced some of the world’s greatest minds such as Samuel Becket, Oscar Wilde and former Irish president, Mary Robinson. Trinity College Dublin prides itself on continuing this tradition by offering the finest third level education to students and propel them onto becoming the next great leader, writer, artist, scientist and most importantly, thinker.

Along with TCD’s grand selection of on campus undergraduate and postgraduate courses, the university also provides Online Education and CPD programmes. Prosperous students can apply for Free Online Courses now as the Department of Online Education in 2016 have teamed with Futurelearn to issue three major free online courses – (MOOCS) in Irish History, Successful Ageing and Exercise Prescription. This allows students who might be working full-time or at a geographical disadvantage to attend Trinity College Dublin virtually.

Situated on College Green, Trinity is close to all the vibrant culture and entertainment Ireland’s capital has to offer. Museums, galleries, restaurants, live music, cinema are all walking distance from the beautiful campus grounds. Public transport to anywhere in the country surrounds the university, allowing students to take a break from study to explore Ireland and enrich their life experience. Not to mention the tremendous historical aura within Trinity itself, most notably the Book of Kells. TCD provides the best opportunities for students for their future careers and worldview.

Steven Galvin

BA (Hons) Commercial Modern Music at BIMM Institute Dublin
Certificate in Health and Safety for the Manufacturing Industry at DkIT


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