Dublin City University (DCU) is world renowned for the quality of its teaching, learning environment, research and innovation. The QS World University Rankings rates DCU as one of the best young universities on the planet and Times Higher Education places the university in the top 100 young universities. The university is noted for its excellent student to academic staff ratio, which is the best in Ireland.
DCU aims to develop students through the provision of innovative degree programmes and a vibrant student life. This places students in prime position for employment opportunities and DCU rates as the top university in Ireland for graduate employment and 19th globally (QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2020). The university is also committed to making a positive impact on society, including climate action, sustainability, and health and wellbeing. These were elements that were noted when DCU was ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide for the contribution that it has made to society, based on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Dublin has frequently been cited as one of the best student cities and a top city in which to work. DCU has three campuses all in close proximity to the heart of Dublin. Each campus has a unique atmosphere and community, that greatly contributes to a holistic student life. Students have access to wold-class facilities, excellent student support, and great transport links. DCU is a dynamic institution committed to transforming the lives of students and society through innovation, research and education.