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Dublin Institute For Advanced Studies

School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1940
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Research institutes
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
    • Phone:
    • +35316140100
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

The Institute was initially located at 64 and 65 Merrion Square and had two schools - the School of Theoretical Physics and the School of Celtic Studies - to which the School of Cosmic Physics was added in 1947. Currently, the Institute has its schools located at three premises on the Southside of Dublin at 10 Burlington Road, 31 Fitzwilliam Place and 5 Merrion Square. It also maintains a presence at Dunsink Observatory in north County Dublin.

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is a statutory corporation established in 1940 under the Institute for Advanced Studies Act of that year. It is a publicly-funded independent centre for research in basic disciplines and through the constituent Schools, pursues fundamental research in specialised branches of knowledge and trains advanced students in methods of original research. DIAS is an academic publisher of monographs, books, and journals in Celtic Studies and on advanced scientific subjects.

Academic Highlights

Dublin Institute for Advance Studies (DIAS) has three constituent schools. These are The School of Celtic Studies, The School of Theoretical Physics, and The School of Cosmic Physics.Each School has an independent Governing Board.

Life in Dublin Institute for Advance Studies

At Dublin Institute for Advance Studies (DIAS) Students can also subscribe to their Events Bulletin for upcoming awesome events and updated news.

School Ranking

Dublin Institute For Advanced Studies (DIAS) ranked 11 , World Ranked 2291


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a new post of Senior Professor in Physics (astrophysics, geophysics or theoretical physics) under the Senior Academic Leadership Initiative (SALI). Applications are sought in line with the requirements set out in Ireland’s Higher Education Authority 2019 SALI Call Document.  The post of Senior Professor is the most senior academic position in DIAS.

Notable Alumni

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies owes its reputation, in part, to German physicist Walter Heitler, who carried out fundamental research there in its early years.It was a brave thing to do in 1940: Éamon de Valera, then taoiseach (prime minister) and later president of Ireland, established the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies (DIAS) at a time when the country had very scarce resources. It seemed extravagant to spend money on an institute for pure research, with no immediate benefits in sight.

Acceptance Rate

In 2016 the Institute had 55 core staff, 16 externally funded staff (Exchequer grant in aid €3.4m, excludes pensions & gratuities, and other external research grants €0.94m, average €65k).There are also 24 scholars. It hosted 115 international research visitors in 2016.

Other Campuses
    • 31 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
    • 5 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
    • Castleknock, Dublin 15, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland



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