University College Dublin
University College Dublin has its origins in the mid-nineteenth century under the leadership of the renowned educationalist John Henry Cardinal Newman. Since its foundation in 1854, the University has flourished and made a unique and substantial contribution to the creation of modern Ireland, based on successful engagement with Irish society on every level and across every sphere of activity.
University College Dublin is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities and provides an environment where undergraduate education, masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity.
The international standing of the university has grown in recent years and it is currently ranked within the top 1% of institutions world-wide. University College Dublin is also Ireland's most globally engaged university with over 30,000 students drawn from over 120 countries and includes 5,500 students based at locations outside of Ireland. Its main Dublin campus occupies an extensive parkland estate of more than 130 hectares and offers world-leading facilities including the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science, UCD Sutherland School of Law, UCD Lochlan Quinn School of Business and UCD Student Centre.
As Ireland's largest university, with its great strength and diversity of disciplines, UCD embraces its role to contribute to the flourishing of Ireland through the study and discussion of people, society, business, economy, culture, languages and the creative arts, as well as through research and innovation.
As Ireland's leader in innovation, technology transfer and commercialisation, its commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship recognises the importance of actively participating, contributing and collaborating to exploit leading-edge research and development outputs.
University College Dublin also has a proud sporting heritage and as a university competes across a wide-range of disciplines at national and international level. It also recognises the importance of personal health and wellbeing and the opportunities our superb range of indoor and outdoor facilities offer student, staff and the local community to pursue their own goals or just have fun.
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