With all the amenities and activities a student could wish for – plus a fantastic location – Dublin is the perfect place to study. Approximately 25,000 students from outside Ireland attend publicly-funded colleges and more than 100,000 students a year come to learn English at the city’s many English-language schools.
Ireland is internationally recognized for its impressive standards of education. Its capital city – which is also the English-speaking capital of the Eurozone – is fast emerging as a prominent education hub for overseas students.
Diploma, master’s and PhD courses are all available at Dublin’s leading universities, colleges and educational institutions. Its ‘high educational level’ is one of the top three ‘attractiveness factors for [Dublin’s] economy’ and a major contri
Dublin’s higher-education offering is amongst the best in Europe. The city’s heritage as a place of learning stretches back to the 16th century; since then Dublin’s students and teachers have pioneered advances in disciplines as diverse as medicine, atomic physics and literature. More recently the city’s educators have also excelled in the area of business, technology and digital innovation.
Top Universities includes four Dublin universities in its world ranking – the city itself features in its list of ‘best student cit
Everything you should consider before moving to Dublin to study. Visas, fees, travel, accommodation, course entry requirements... there's plenty to think about before you make your study trip. But don't panic - with a little bit of preparation you won't have to deal with any surprises. This is your guide to all the various things you'll need to deal with - both before you leave for Dublin and when you arrive.
It’s difficult to overestimate the opportunities that Dublin offers new graduates. The world’s largest and most dynamic companies have made a home here, thanks to our business-friendly environment, proximity to Europe, and rich cultural heritage.
The appeal of studying in Dublin – apart from the world-class universities – is this vibrant and storied city itself. Few other places can boast such a dense constellation of cultural attractions, social activities, sporting facilities, and options for retail therapy. It’s a safe place to live too. Read on for everything you need to know about making the most of Dublin while you’re here.
Eights Schools at University College Dublin have won Athena SWAN Bronze awards for their commitment to gender equality.
Recognised for their efforts on gender equality, the UCD School of Medicine, UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science, and UCD College of Engineering and Architecture, made up of six Schools, received the honour.
Athena SWAN (Scientific Women’s Academic Network) is a charter aimed at encouraging the career advancement of women in STEM, and higher education and research.
Each Bronze Award celebrates good practice towards the advancement of gender equality and representation.
There are now 12 Schools at UCD which have achieved Athena SWAN awards, with a further nine Schools and one College seeking recognition.
“Diversity is one of the core values in UCD’s strategy, and one of our strategic objectives is the attraction and retention of an excellent and diverse cohort of students, faculty and staff,” said Professor Orla Feely, UCD Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Impact and Chair of UCD’s Gender Equality Action Group.
Numerous scientists from Trinity are among the world's elite according to a new citation metrics database that systematically and objectively ranks 100,000 of the most-cited scientists across the globe based on their research output. Compiled by an independent team of researchers and recently published in leading international journal PLOS Biology, the database features 81 scientists from Trinity, whose research is conducted across a huge range of scientific fields and sub-fields. Those 81 feature among a total of 312 scientists affiliated with Irish institutions, with the highest ranked trio in Trinity also the highest ranked trio from Ireland. Professor of Biochemistry, Luke O'Neill - a global pioneer in inflammation and immunology research, sits at 477th in the most recent list. Professor O'Neill said, "I am indeed honoured to see our research being recognised, which is a testament to the impact of the discoveries made by my team members over the years."
The Emergence of Technological Universities in Ireland
Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) and the Higher Education Authority (HEA), invited leading figures in Higher Education to share their vision of the future of technological education in Ireland. Irish and European Higher Education experts, policy-makers, and a range of industry and community stakeholders attended the symposium - The Emergence of Technological Universities in Ireland. In his opening remarks, Professor David FitzPatrick, President of TU Dublin, said, "Finally, we have arrived! After many years of discussion and debate, Technological Universities are now a part of the Irish higher education landscape and today's discussion is about the contribution that this new kind of institution will make." Addressing the audience of Higher Education experts and stakeholders, Professor FitzPatrick, said, "TU Dublin is the first to launch, and already we would claim to be unique in many respects. We are now the only University in this country that can offer students opportunities from Apprenticeship to PhD level and every level in between. TU Dublin has the largest student body, with an intake of over 5000 students for this academic year, but also the most diverse and inclusive in socio-economic terms and in terms of students with diverse abilities, with nearly 20% of new entrants coming through specific routes such as HEAR, DARE and Access programmes. Our academic staff and researchers engage very directly with industry, translating their work into innovative applications, products and services, and communicating their findings widely."