UCD Discovery supports emerging interdisciplinary research in UCD and helps to build and strengthen interdiscplinary networks and research themes across all disciplines in the University.  Our programmes are interdisciplinary and open to all UCD faculty.  


Discovery Research Programmes 

Food for thought:  Food Systems, Human Systems, Health Systems

An exploration of how food contributes to our health, well being, culture and society and how agriculture and food systems drive economies and world politics in the 21st century. 


Plotting the Future: Scenes and Scenarios of Speculation

Led by the UCD Humanities Institute, UCD Discovery and the UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy, ‘Plotting the Future’ is a public lecture series and forum for debate that explores the urgent question of what it means to be human in the age of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. Join us as we discuss what the future may look like in thirty years.


Interdisciplinary Fluency: The Methods & Practice of Interdisciplinary Research


For more information on any of our programmes contact us on discovery[at] or keep an eye on our News and Upcoming Events