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Patrick Prendergast

Former Provost & President, Trinity College

Patrick Prendergast was President & Provost of Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, and is a research Professor. He was elected by academic staff and student representatives as the 44th Provost of Trinity College Dublin, coming into office on August 1st, 2011. 

Since coming into office as Provost, Dr Prendergast has strengthened Trinity’s reputation as a university of global consequence, known for realizing student potential and for research and scholarship that benefits Ireland and the world.

As Provost, he has given strength and passion to issues of sustainability and ecology within the university, and has driven access to education for non–traditional students. In the momentous year that is 2020 he has led the university to face the challenges with strength and courage and has been an important voice in establishing support for third level education in Ireland. Dr Prendergast has led with a passion to see the university be a positive community of learning and active social transformation, in all social realities. 

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