On behalf of all of us in UCD College of Business and Law, I welcome you to our new College. I hope we will help you achieve your College ambitions and that you will enjoy your time with us.
The College has two outstanding Schools who are leaders in their fields in Ireland and who enjoy excellent international reputations. The UCD School of Business has over 3,000 students and occupies two state of the art buildings; the UCD Quinn School of Business for undergraduates on the Belfield Campus and the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in Blackrock, Ireland’s premier graduate business school. UCD School of Law has over 1,000 students in its building at Roebuck Castle on the Belfield Campus and is now adding a new building to extend its postgraduate education.
Bringing these two strong schools together within the new College will create great opportunities to deepen their collaboration and to develop new joint programmes of teaching and research. It will create scale to enable the schools to compete more effectively internationally, to acquire more resources and to compete for much more substantial research projects.
Our major objective will be to increasingly move the College into fourth level activities and to achieve a quantum increase in research output, through supporting individual research and developing new well-funded research centres.
This emphasis on research will be reflected in our ongoing commitment to high quality teaching and learning which will be research-led and research-informed.
All our staff are committed to providing you with a first class experience and to supporting you in all ways we can during your time in the College. In joining the College you will be among 4,000 very ambitious people who want to make a major contribution to life. UCD Horizons will enable you to choose courses from all parts of the University to broaden your UCD experience. When you graduate, you will be joining thousands of graduates who have made major contributions to Ireland, in all walks of life, and many who have had a major impact on the international stage.
Welcome to this challenge. I hope you will contribute to many aspects of College life and that we will meet and beat your expectations.
Professor Ciarán Ó'hÓgartaigh
UCD College of Business and Law