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University College Dublin

UCD is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities; an environment where undergraduate education, masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity.



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.


At the heart of UCD’s research strategy is the ambition to address the challenges that will shape Ireland’s future and its role in the world. Our priority research themes include, agri-food; culture, economy and society; energy; environment; health; and ICT.


The UCD Career and Development Centre can help you plan for your career, develop your skills and advance your job applications or further study through services such as:

  • Company Presentations and Fairs
  • CV Workshops
  • Interview Seminars
  • Graduate Job Opportunities
  • Career Advice Meetings
  • Further Study Guides
  • Psychometric Tests
  • Skills Workshop

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.


Housing services

The Roebuck Residences are modern 6 bedroom ensuite apartments, situated close to the Owenstown Park entrance and is comprised of 3 houses with 50 apartments. Merville Residence is located on the main UCD campus, close to the Owenstown Park entrance and is comprised of 150 apartments.

Library services

This section pulls together some examples of the rich resources held by UCD for the period and commentary from our expert faculty and others. UCD is a major holder of archives of national and international significance relating to the period 1912 to 1923 and there are links included directly to these archives.

ICT services

UCD IT Services offer the campus community a wide range of technologies to assist with teaching and research ranging from the Blackboard learning environment enabling learning from anywhere, expertise in developing various types of visual content, ePortfolios and even more options for collaborative learning.

Student Life

Sports facilities

UCD sports clubs are at the center of student sport at the University. The Athletic Union Council (AUC) is the governing body for UCD sports clubs and all clubs are affiliated to the AUC. 

Clubs list:
  • Aikido
  • Cycling
  • Surf
  • Windsurfing
  • Golf.

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