A new partnership between Ryanair and Trinity Business School at Trinity College Dublin has been announced today.
The new deal aims to support the new position of Ryanair Professor of Entrepreneurship. The new professorship will drive and direct entrepreneurship and innovation at the Business School and across the university.
The new fund will be sponsored by the Ryanair Foundation to the value of €1.5m over five years and will see the new Ryanair Professor of Entrepreneurship take up the role from September 2017.
Trinity Business School is currently one of the fastest growing business schools in Europe and is recruiting leading academics and investing €80 million in a new state-of- the-art building at the heart of Dublin city.
The Ryanair Foundation has been created to assist a number of selected charitable and educational projects in Ireland and across Europe. The new Ryanair Professor of Entrepreneurship will help oversee and implement key business studies at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as a new portfolio of executive education.
Commenting on the deal, Dean of the Trinity Business School, Professor Andrew Burke said, "We are delighted that a leading global entrepreneurial firm such as Ryanair with its exceptional record in transforming an industry and scaling a new business into a world leader is on board with Trinity Business School’s high growth globalisation strategy. It is a major endorsement for our mission and underpins the scale of ambition intended for the Ryanair Professorship of Entrepreneurship."