SPIRe is a dynamic, multi-faceted and highly-international school offering exciting and professionally-valuable programmes of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The QS University Rankings by Subject 2017 placed SPIRe at #51-100 in the world and No. 1 in Ireland by subject. Our academic staff are engaged in cutting-edge research on a wide variety of political issues, including ethno-political conflict, human rights, and Ireland's role in the European Union, to name just a few. The School is also home to three research centres: the UN-linked Centre for Sustainable Development Solutions, the Dublin European Institute, and the Institute for British-Irish Studies.