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UCD University College Dublin

UCD crest, very nice.The largest university in Ireland with over 20,000 students. That does not translate to "they leave any gobshite in"...

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The University offers a wide choice of courses, spanning a broad range of levels and disciplines; from part-time certificate courses to doctoral studies.

There are over eighty departments which are organised into eleven Faculties: Agriculture, Arts, Celtic Studies, Commerce, Engineering and Architecture, Human Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies, Law, Medicine, Science and Veterinary Medicine. Unique in Ireland, UCD is privileged to be among the few European universities which have the four Life Science Faculties of Agriculture, Medicine, Science and Veterinary Medicine.

UCD is a dynamic, modern university which strives to attain the highest standards in teaching and research. It is renowned nationally and internationally for its provision of high-quality education and for its pioneering research. At undergraduate level, the University provides excellent facilities to support every aspect of teaching and learning.

There are well-resourced libraries, extensive computing facilities, welfare and counselling services and superb facilities for indoor and outdoor sports. From learning resources to support for personal needs, UCD provides the range of services that students need to make their experience of life at UCD an enjoyable and fulfilling one.

History of University College Dublin

The origins of University College Dublin date back to the Catholic University of Ireland which was founded in the mid-nineteenth century by Paul Cullen and John Henry Newman. In 1881, under the Royal Universities Act, the university was renamed University College Dublin. Among the professors during this phase of UCDs history was the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins and amongst its most famous pupils was the writer James Joyce. In 1908, University College Dublin was granted its own charter and was incorporated as a constituent college of the National University of Ireland. Under the Universities Act, 1997, University College Dublin was established as an autonomous university within the National University of Ireland framework.

Since its inception, University College Dublin has established a long and distinguished tradition of service to scholarship and to the community; succeeding generations of graduates have played a central role in the shaping of modern Ireland and in the conduct of international affairs.

Today, University College Dublin is acknowledged as a centre of excellence for teaching and research, and its degrees are recognised and respected worldwide.

For students, it is a stimulating and exciting place in which to spend some very formative years of intellectual and personal development.

Location of the University

The main campus of University College Dublin is situated at Belfield, a 132 hectare site 5 km south of the centre of Dublin city. This campus is an attractively landscaped complex of modern architectural buildings, accommodating most of the Faculties of the University as well as its student residences and numerous leisure and sporting facilities.

Other University buildings include Earlsfort Terrace, adjacent to St Stephens Green in the city centre, which houses the Faculty of Medicine, the School of Nursing and Midwifery and some departments of the Faculty of Engineering. The School of Physiotherapy is situated in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital while UCDs School of Diagnostic Imaging is located in Herbert Avenue, Dublin 4 close to St Vincents University Hospital.

The Graduate School of Business is located on the campus at Blackrock, and in Lyons Estate, Kildare, the Faculty of Agriculture runs a research farm.

Dublin 4,
Tel : 353 1 716 7777

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