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Welcome Message from the College Principal

The UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences comprises five schools, the School of Agriculture and Food Science, the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sport Science and the School of Veterinary Medicine. The College Principal is Professor Cecily Kelleher, DMed, MD, MB, BCh, BAO, MPH, FRCPI, FFPHMI, who has extensive third level experience of Teaching and Learning and of Research, Impact and Innovation and has a track record of working closely with all the schools previously and on public policy relevant research.

The College has been established to exploit the synergies which exist across the One Health spectrum. The One Health initiative links the health of all living things, together with the existing synergies between human and animal health, public health and food science. The College supports the indigenous agri-food sector, animal health and medical professions through education and cutting- edge research. We offer a spectrum of health professional courses across the constituent schools of the College, including an extensive portfolio of graduate education for healthcare professionals designed to fit their busy clinical schedules.

The research ethos of the College is to foster curiosity-based and hypothesis- driven research to best international standards on areas of key strategic relevance to Ireland and to the Global community. The research-active College offers numerous research opportunities at masters and doctoral level. There are many successful examples of both teaching and research programmes that are either inter-disciplinary or multi-disciplinary, exploiting the flexible modular educational structure at UCD. Programmes are global, with students from all over the world attending UCD’s Dublin campus, while UCD degrees are delivered through partnerships abroad in many instances also.


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