Rooted in its context, the UCD Architecture is global in its outlook. Uniquely in Ireland, its programmes are accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as well as the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI), thus ensuring all graduates an internationally benchmarked qualification. In addition, UCD Architecture is in the process of obtaining Substantial Equivalency status from the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) of the US. The Landscape Architecture Programme is accredited by the Irish Landscape Institute (ILI) and recognised by the European Foundation for Landscape Architecture (EFLA). Planning is accredited by the Irish Planning Institute (IPI) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).