University College Dublin is a research-intensive university that offers undergraduate education, masters and PhD programmes, research, innovation, and community engagement. Ireland’s Global University was founded in 1854 by John Henry Newman. Over 160 years, the University has made contributions to the building of Irish society and modern Ireland.
University College Dublin is ranked within the top 1% of the world’s leading universities globally, 1st in Ireland (US News & World Report's Best Global University Rankings, 2020), 1st in Ireland for Graduate Employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018, 2019,2020). Ireland’s Global University is a leader in innovation, technology transfer, and commercialisation. Current students make up over 30000, including more than 8000 international students.
The University delivers vital study areas through teaching, research, and innovation, such as society, business, economy, culture, languages, and the creative arts. The academic structure of the University consists of six Colleges and Schools:
- UCD College of Arts and Humanities;
- UCD College of Business;
- UCD College of Engineering and Architecture;
- UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences;
- UCD College of Science;
- UCD College of Social Sciences and Law.
For research University College Dublin comprises a broad range of institutes and centers:
- Centre for Data Analytics;
- Food for Health Ireland, Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences (iCRAG);
- CeADAR Centre for Applied Data Analytics and Machine Intelligence;
- Bioeconomy Research Centre (BEACON);
- I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.
The University has excellent recognition from global organisations for degrees in Veterinary Medicine, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Regional, Urban Planning, and Engineering. University College Dublin's extensive worldwide partnerships encompass a global network of UCD Global Centres in North America, UAE, India, China, and Malaysia.