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UCD President’s Alumni Australia Tour 2017

23/10/2017

The first UCD President’s Alumni Australia Tour will take place from Monday 23 October to Thursday 26 October 2017. The President will visit Perth on 23 October, Melbourne on 25 October and Sydney on 26 October, to celebrate UCD’s growing relationship with graduates. Currently UCD has over 2,500 alumni in Australia, with Alumni Chapters in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.

Over the last 163 years, UCD has grown from strength to strength and today is Ireland’s largest and most globally engaged university. The University is working hard towards achieving its vision for 2020 - bringing the best of the world to Ireland and the best of Ireland, including its distinct cultures, to the world by developing strategic relationships to grow global engagement.

On 1 January 2014, Professor Andrew J Deeks took up the presidency of UCD, becoming the first Australian to lead an Irish university, and only the second person from outside Ireland to lead UCD since its founding rector, Cardinal John Henry Newman. It is with great pride that Professor Deeks returns to his homeland to witness the positive impact that UCD graduates have had on Australia. The UCD experience does not end with graduation, alumni are supported throughout their careers, building a strong and vibrant global UCD alumni network.

The UCD President’s Alumni Australia Tour aims to grow this strong alumni community, allowing UCD graduates to benefit from the strength of its network and connections.

Venues for the Australia Tour:

  • Perth: University Club of Western Australia
  • Melbourne: University House, University of Melbourne
  • Sydney: Four Seasons Hotel, 199 George Street

Alumni are invited to come along to our events in any of the cities above, further details are available at www.ucd.ie/alumni

UCD International News and Events

  • UCD President’s Alumni Australia Tour 2017

    UCD alumni, supporters, friends and Irish diaspora gather to celebrate UCD’s growing relationship with our graduates in Australia. 

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  • UCD International Study Centre: Renewal of Foundation Studies Agreement

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  • Global Engagement Leadership Profile – Dr Selena Daly

    Dr Selena Daly was appointed to the role ofVice-Principal for Global Engagement in the College of Arts and Humanities in September 2017.

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  • UNICA

    UNICA Student Conference 2017

    UCD is a member of the European UNICA network, which organises a student conference every two years.  This year’s conference will take place in Rome from 4 – 7 October 2017, on the theme of ‘Towards Student-Centred Universities’.  UCD would like to send a delegation to the conference and is now inviting applications from interested students.

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  • UCD Team Awarded 2nd Place in U21 Global Ingenuity Challenge 2017

    UCD’s student team has been awarded second place in the Universitas 21 2017 GIC. Under the guidance of Dr Conor Buggy (U21 Ingenuity Facilitator IF), the students’ entry, ‘Roots before Branches’ proposed a novel response to this year’s GIC theme: ‘Promoting Cultural Inclusiveness in Society’.

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    Two UCD Architecture Students to Attend U21 Summer School

    Two UCD Stage 3 Architecture students, Mark Ruddy and Shane Dempsey, have been selected to participate in the Universitas 21 Summer School which is being hosted by the University of Johannesburg this year

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  • Left to Right: Stephen Crosby, Sean Canavan, Niamh Buckle and Hannah Twomey

    Successful Applicants to the URC 2017

    Following a competitive selection process, four UCD students have been selected to participate in this year’s U21 Undergraduate Research Conference, hosted by the University of Edinburgh. During the last week of June, the four UCD students will join students from U21 partner universities around the world to present on their own research tied to this year’s conference topic, ‘Future Societies, Global Citizens’.

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  • UCD celebrates success with five Fulbright awardees

    UCD warmly congratulates student and staff recipients of the Fulbright Awards in 2016/17.

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  • GAA

    UCD international ladies GAA team enter 2014 FEXCO Asian Gaelic Games

    UCD announced that it is sending a first of its kind international ladies GAA team to this year’s 2014 FEXCO Asian Gaelic Games. The 12-person team is the first international student team to travel from Ireland and comprises women from nine countries including Malaysia, China, Vietnam, Nigeria, Poland and USA

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  • Spend a day aboard the Semester at Sea ship

    On the 23rd of September, SAS will be docking at Dublin Port and would like to welcome 10 UCD undergraduate students to spend a day aboard the Semester at Sea ship for a day of classes and activities.

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    MISOCO Student Scholarships

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  • U21 Undergraduate Scholarship Competition

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  • Erasmus Mundus 2014 - Exchange scholarships available for UCD Students and Staff to travel to Latin America, Israel and South Africa

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  • Increase in numbers of Saudi Arabian students choosing Ireland for their 3rd level education

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  • New Chairmanship at the European University Centre at Peking University: UCD takes over from Lund University

    The EUC Council elected University College Dublin during the fifth annual Council meeting held at Peking University on 19th March 2013. UCD takes over the role from Lund University and will be the chair institution for the period 2013-2015.

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  • UCD International Student Handbook

    The new International Student Handbook is now available.You will find all the information you need to prepare before you come to UCD.This includes information on visas, working in Ireland, health insurance and much more!

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  • UCD students selected for Washington Ireland Programme 2013

    Four UCD students have been selected from a total of 525 applicants to join the Washington Ireland Programme (WIP) 2013.

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    UCD International Student of the Year 2012/2013 Award Ceremony

    On Friday, 1st of March the inaugural UCD International Student of the Year Award Ceremony was held in the UCD Global Lounge, in the UCD Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre. The awards were presented by the Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn T.D, to three students: Ying Ying Thum (Malaysia) studying Medicine at UCD; Benedikt Minke (Germany) completing a PhD in Systems Biology at UCD; and Lyndsay Baker (Ireland) studying Commerce and Chinese Studies at UCD. 

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    Beijing-Dublin International College officially opened by Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn

    The Minister for Education & Skills, Ruairi Quinn TD officially opened the Beijing-Dublin International College (BDIC), a joint venture established by University College Dublin (UCD) and Beijing University of Technology (BJUT).

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  • Scholarships for Universitas 21 Summer Events for Undergraduate Students

    Whether you are considering attending an international summer school, a semester or a full academic year studying at a U21 institution, you are sure to have an unforgettable and invaluable international experience. 

    The call for applications has now closed. The results of the competition will be announced before the end of March.  

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  • UCD International blog competition is now open!

    UCD International blog competition is now open!

    You could win an iPod shuffle and have your blog featured on our website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

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  • Forum on Education Aboard

    Forum on Education Aboard

    The Forum is a well recognised and esteemed USA educational association that promotes international college education.  The Forum will have their first ever conference outside of the USA and UCD will be the host institution from 5th-8th December 2012.

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  • Check out the new UCDGlobal youtube channel.

    Check out the new UCDGlobal youtube channel.

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    Chinese Government gives approval to UCD’s International College in Beijing

    The Chinese Ministry for Education has given its approval to the joint venture between University College Dublin (UCD) and Beijing University of Technology (BJUT) to establish the Beijing-Dublin International College in the Chinese capital this September.

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    International Student Survey

    The International Student Survey gives you the chance to tell us about your experiences at University College Dublin.

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  • Increase in numbers of Saudi Arabian students choosing Ireland for their 3rd level education

    UCD participated in the IUA information day for Saudi Arabian students at the Royal College of Physicians on Monday 27th May 2013. The event was opened by Saudi Arabia’s new Cultural Attaché to Ireland Dr Khalid Al Eisa who is currently in the process of opening an office in Dublin. UCD is currently host to over 100 Saudi Arabian students studying across undergraduate and graduate programmes and works closely with the Cultural Offices in Dublin and the UK. 

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  • UNICA Student Conference 2017

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UCD International Study Centre: Renewal of Foundation Studies Agreement

11/10/2017

James Pitman (Study Group Ltd.) and Douglas Proctor (UCD International) shake hands.

Following in-depth negotiations since late last year, a new contractual agreement between UCD and Study Group in relation to the operation of the UCD International Study Centre was signed on 14 September 2017 (with an effective commencement date of 01 September 2017).

Located on-campus in Richview Newstead Block A, the UCD International Study Centre (www.ucdisc.com) offers International Foundation Year pathway programmes for international students and is a crucial channel for UCD in its international recruitment strategy.

In line with the recent tender document issued by the university in respect of these pathway programmes, key aspects of this new agreement include:

  • Detailed service levels, and a clear understanding about how service levels will be monitored and acted upon if they are not met

  • A clearer academic and strategic governance framework for the partnership and for the International Study Centre, including a joint Steering Committee and a university Oversight Board

  • Refreshed financial arrangements, including how space allocation to the International Study Centre is planned for and managed.

 
In Semester 1 2017, the UCD International Study Centre has enrolled 88 foundation year students from 17 countries, with sizeable cohorts from the Middle East (Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Oman) and from China. With further enrolments in train for Semester 2 in January, the Centre is well on track to meet, and indeed exceed, the agreed target of 102 enrolments in the 2017/18 academic year.
 
To recruit and admit these students, UCD staff in Colleges and in UCD International work closely with the Study Centre, and the students then have nearly full access to UCD services and facilities during their Foundation Year programmes. UCD expects at least 75% of eligible graduates from these programmes to then progress to a Bachelor's degree at UCD, and there is close coordination to ensure that this percentage is achieved.
 
As a testament to the quality of this pathway, former Foundation Year students have been shown to be well-prepared for their university studies. HongBo Sun, for example, undertook the international foundation year in Engineering and Sciences as preparation for entry into the Bachelor of Computer Science. As per his testimonial below, HongBo has now founded his own company 'SimpliFly', an airport shopping mobile application.
 
"When I first came here I felt lonely. The International Study Centre was the first touch point for me to meet my teachers and they were willing to listen. My English wasn’t good but they made me feel like this was my second home and that gave me confidence when I progressed into UCD. I feel like I have a home here. It all started with the International Study Centre and I appreciate all the help I received there.
 

I applied to graduate one year earlier as I already had my own company and wanted to devote myself one hundred per cent on pursuing my career.  I founded my company (SimpliFly) with another partner who I met at an entrepreneurship event called Startup Weekend. SimpliFly is a global, airport shopping smartphone application that lets you browse any airport in the world. You can make a purchase before your journey or on your flight and we deliver it to your destination or give it to you at your arrival terminal. We are very ambitious and many world-class leaders have joined the company as advisors."

If you have any queries about the UCD International Study Centre and/or the partnership between UCD and Study Group to run this Centre, please feel free to reach out to Dr Douglas Proctor, Director of International Affairs at directorinternationalaffairs@ucd.ie
Hongbo Sun, International Study Centre alumnus

Global Engagement Leadership Profile – Dr Selena Daly

03/10/2017

Dr Selena Daly was appointed to the role of Vice-Principal for Global Engagement in the College of Arts and Humanities in September 2017.‌

Selena holds a PhD from UCD and has been an Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Italian Studies (School of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics) since February 2016.

In her leadership role, she is looking forward to promoting the outstanding profile of Arts and Humanities at UCD around the world, and to advocating for the essential role that humanities disciplines play in society. She is also keen to foster a truly international culture within the UCD student body, by promoting opportunities for studying abroad and for intercultural engagement at home.

Given her field of study, much of Selena’s engagement abroad has focused on Italy. She did an Erasmus year and her Master’s degree in Rome, and completed part of her PhD in Milan. Her time as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara (a university with its own beach!) was also particularly memorable.

 

UNICA Student Conference 2017

1 June 2017

UCD is a member of the European UNICA network, which organises a student conference every two years.  This year’s conference will take place in Rome from 4 – 7 October 2017, on the theme of ‘Towards Student-Centred Universities’.  UCD would like to send a delegation to the conference and is now inviting applications from interested students.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 11 June at midnight.

More information is available in the UNICA Student Conference 2017 - Call for applications, along with informtation on the conference arrangements and the conference theme and topics

UCD Team Awarded 2nd Place in U21 Global Ingenuity Challenge 2017

4 May 2017

UCD’s student team has been awarded second place in the Universitas 21 2017 Global Ingenuity Challenge (GIC). Under the guidance of Dr Conor Buggy (U21 Ingenuity Facilitator (IF)), the students’ entry, ‘Roots before Branches’ proposed a novel response to this year’s GIC theme: ‘Promoting Cultural Inclusiveness in Society’.

The team consisted of Tadhg O’Keefe (Stage 3, Mathematical Science), Ashutosh Bagla (Stage 4, Food & Agribusiness Management), Sinead Mulroy (Stage 4, Medicine), Samu Bockarie (Stage 3, Architecture) and Rida Mahmood (Stage 2, Human Nutrition). In the space of two weeks, the UCD developed an innovative model to encourage interaction between staff and student communities via activities such as team challenges, cultural programmes, and social activities, participation in which is awarded with digital badges.

They competed against 14 other teams, representing 9 nine U21 partner universities. In addition to developing an innovative response to the GIC theme, each team had to create a 3 minute video to promote their idea. These videos can be viewed here: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/business/businesscentres/hgi/competitions/global-ingenuity-challenge/video-pitch-entries-2017.aspx

The first prize was jointly awarded to teams from the Universities of Amsterdam (‘Unify’) and Nottingham (‘YOCO’), while the team from the University of Birmingham (‘Community Connect’) was awarded third place.

Professor James Conroy (VP Internationalisation, University of Glasgow), Chair of the judging panel, commended the high standard of entries this year: “The Global Ingenuity Challenge continues to attract entries of the highest quality from across our universities. Indeed, judging the best is itself a challenge for the panel as so many of this year’s entries combined wonderful presentational skills and innovative solutions, reflecting the passion to constantly nurture intercultural understanding and engagement. The best entries skilfully combined clever media presentation, clarity of thought and innovative solutions that reached out to communities beyond the university. From apps that enabled work with civic bodies to cleverly organised evening soirees the creativity on display is a reminder of just how talented our students are.”

This year marked the third iteration of the U21 Global Ingenuity Challenge. Since its inception, the challenge has involved a total of forty teams (approximately 200 students). A broad theme is selected each year that allows for an interdisciplinary approach to solutions and analysis, so that it appeals to a wide range of students and disciplines across the network. The challenge is facilitated through Ingenuity Online; a creative problem solving tool developed by the University of Nottingham’s Business School’s Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 

The winning team from Amsterdam noted: “The Ingenuity platform is a nice way to structure your thoughts and come up with practical solutions to wide ranging problems.” The winning team from Nottingham were equally enthusiastic about the process: “This was an amazing experience for all of us. We are all from 5 different countries and cultures and we met each other for the first time. We had great team work and the synergy level was always on high level. Starting from idea generating at Ingenuity Online, we had outstanding brainstorming session, with more than 200 ideas.”

U21 Provost Professor Bairbre Redmond, said, “One of the best things about being an academic in one of U21’s universities is the privilege of working with our bright, innovative, and globally aware students. This energy and social concern was clearly evident in every one of 15 videos prepared recently by teams of U21 undergraduate students, from across the network, for the U21 GIC. Working to the competition brief to come up with easily implementable solutions to `Promoting Cultural Inclusiveness in Society’, the teams developed approaches which were indeed ingenious and distilled these ideas into short engaging videos. I warmly congratulate the winners and all those who took part - your universities should be very proud of how you all went about tackling a very serious world issue.”

Two UCD Architecture Students to Attend U21 Summer School

18 April 2017

 

L: Shane Dempsey, R: Mark Ruddy

Shane Dempsey and Mark Ruddy, who will be participating in the U21 Summer School at the University of Johannesburg

 

Two UCD Stage 3 Architecture students, Mark Ruddy and Shane Dempsey, have been selected to participate in the Universitas 21 Summer School which is being hosted by the University of Johannesburg this year.

This year’s Summer School is entitled ‘Fabricating Design Space/s’ and will be hosted by David Tlale, an award winning South African fashion designer. The three-week programme, running from June to July, will focus on materials design work with a strong practical element, especially in metalwork.  Students will also take part in workshops on ‘Space, Openness, and the Body & Construct’. Mark and Shane will join students from around the world, many of whom will be from UCD’s U21 partners in 15 different countries worldwide. As the Summer School is design-focused, Mark and Shane will be working with staff and students representing a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds.

When asked what drew him to the competition, Mark Ruddy said, ‘With architecture generally it’s all about taking experiences and using them in your design work, so visiting a new place is always beneficial to how you think and how you work.’ He is also excited to work with designers from different disciplines as he feels that he can learn a lot from their different approaches to subject matter.

Shane Dempsey is eager to learn about working with a new material. ‘It’s not something that I have ever worked with. It’s not something we have learned in Architecture at all. Learning different ways of working with a new material will be interesting.’

Shane and Mark will receive a scholarship which will cover their course registration and tuition fees, accommodation and flights to South Africa.

 

Successful Applicants to the URC 2017

7 April 2017

Left to Right: Stephen Crosby, Sean Canavan, Niamh Buckle and Hannah TwomeyFrom left to right: Stephen Crosby, Sean Canavan, Niamh Buckle and Hannah Twomey

Following a competitive selection process, four UCD students have been selected to participate in this year’s U21 Undergraduate Research Conference, hosted by the University of Edinburgh. During the last week of June, the four UCD students will join students from U21 partner universities around the world to present on their own research tied to this year’s conference topic, ‘Future Societies, Global Citizens’.

This year’s representatives are Hannah Twomey (Stage 2, Politics and Philosophy), Sean Canavan (Stage 4, History and Law), Stephen Crosby (Stage 2, Politics and International Relations) and Niamh Buckle (Stage 2, Children’s and General Nursing). Each student has been paired with an academic mentor from their respective schools, who will help them develop their presentations.

When asked why she signed up for the competition, Hannah Twomey said, ‘What I really like about the conference, apart from the trip to Edinburgh, is that there is no single subject that it is based on, that it is people from all sorts of disciplines trying to solve the same issues.’ For Sean Canavan, the URC 2017 represents an excellent chance to hone professional skills before entering the working world.

Niamh Buckle says her passion for international engagement was sparked by the U21 Shared Online Course on Planetary Urbanisation.  As a nursing student, she is interested in the effects on health of air pollution in an increasingly globalised world. Stephen Crosby has also chosen an equally topical subject for his presentation: the effects of Brexit on UK and EU university students.

The UCD participants will each receive a scholarship towards their travel and accommodation for the URC 2017. 

Following a competitive selection process, four UCD students have been selected to participate in this year’s U21 Undergraduate Research Conference, hosted by the University of Edinburgh. During the last week of June, the four UCD students will join students from U21 partner universities around the world to present on their own research tied to this year’s conference topic, ‘Future Societies, Global Citizens’.

UCD celebrates success with five Fulbright awardees

24 June 2016

UCD International would like to congratulate UCD's 'Fulbright Five' who received awards at a special ceremony  2016/2017:

Dr. Ciara Greene, Lecturer, UCD School of Psychology. Dr Greene will conduct research into the attentional and emotional factors that predict false memory at Harvard University.

Dr. Mark Scanlon, Lecturer, UCD School of Computer Science. As a Fulbright TechImpact Scholar to the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security at Purdue University, Mark will focus on developing techniques for the automated creation and proficiency testing of digital forensic challenges for educational use.

Ms. Nicola Mountford, Director, Connected Health research programme, UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science. Ms. Mountford's Fulbright TechImpact research project will be hosted by the New York eHealth Collaborative and involves a condensed ethnographic study of their work to make Electronic Health Records accessible state-wide. 

Mr. Michael Paye, PhD Candidate, UCD School of English, Drama and Film. As a Fulbright-NUI Student Awardee to Princeton University, Michael will complete a study of the correlation between fishery collapse and oil pollution in the literatures of Nigeria and Newfoundland in order to reveal the particular aesthetics and forms through which environmental crisis is coded across the Atlantic fish and oil frontier.

Dr. Helen Lewis, Associate Professor, UCD School of Archaeology. As a Fulbright GSI Geoscience Scholar based at the University of Washington, Helen will conduct research into the place of Geoarchaeology in Cultural Resources Management, exploring cultures of practice and specifically the barriers that exist at state level to the application of international professional standards of best practice.

L-R: Nicola Mountford, Mark Scanlon, Ciara Greene, Michael Paye, Helen Lewis

The announcement was made by the US Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O'Malley, and Ireland’s Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs & Natural Resources, Seán Kyne TD on Thursday 16 June during a special ceremony at the Ambassador's residence in Phoenix Park. The event brought together all 39 Irish awardees, their families, and representatives from Irish universities.

Information on the Fulbright programme, and information on further funded opportunities for UCD students and staff, can be found here

 

 

UCD international ladies GAA team enter 2014 FEXCO Asian Gaelic Games

10/09/14

UCD announced that it is sending a first of its kind international ladies GAA team to this year’s 2014 FEXCO Asian Gaelic Games. The 12-person team is the first international student team to travel from Ireland and comprises women from nine countries including Malaysia, China, Vietnam, Nigeria, Poland and USA

The team was officially chosen and unveiled on Friday 5th September after a week-long boot camp, which saw a squad of 20 international students take up the game of Gaelic football, and compete to be chosen to join the 12 woman squad, which will travel to the games in October.

The idea was inspired by Paraic McGrath, Vice-Chairperson of the Asian County Board, and Brian Mullins, Director of Sport at University College Dublin, and has been drawing significant attention and support at UCD and from a number of supporting organisations.

Commenting on the decision to create the team, Mr Mullins said: “The FEXCO Asian Gaelic Games were set up to promote Gaelic football and the GAA overseas. We have 6,000 international students here in UCD, and we felt that we could play our part by promoting Gaelic Games among this group by creating this team.”

He added: “In order to get involved, we insisted that the students must be non-Irish. Importantly, they don’t have to have played Gaelic football before, but many have played other sports such as basketball and netball and are comfortable with hand-passing and other skills that can be transferred to GAA.”

The tournament is a nine-a-side competition covering 200 matches, run over two days. The novice students will compete in the Ladies’ Junior Division. There are seven trophies to be won across men’s and ladies’ football and hurling along with the Derek Brady Cup for the Senior Men’s Division.

 

 

Signing on as sponsors for the travelling team are ESB International, Bank of Ireland, and O’Neills Sport. 

Commenting on the sponsorship, Ollie Brogan, Managing Director, ESB International said: “Gaelic games are an important part of Irish life, our heritage, and our communities so we welcome the opportunity to support the UCD International ladies team as they embark on their campaign to compete in the Asian Gaelic Games. We have strong links with Asia and we are currently expanding our business there so we are delighted to be involved in these games and to help support the growth of the sport overseas.”

The FEXCO Asian Gaelic Games are held annually in different cities in Asia and attracts 50 teams and over 700 players from clubs across Asia. This year the games are hosted by Orang Éire GAA in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and take place from 10-12 October.

Brian Harman, Commercial Branch Manager, University Branch Montrose, Bank of Ireland, said: “Bank of Ireland is delighted to support UCD's International Ladies GAA team in their quest for honours at the 2014 FEXCO Asian Gaelic Games. This is an exciting opportunity for the squad of players to represent UCD and we are delighted to be associated with it and to help in any way we can. We hope they enjoy the experience and wish them well in their adventures in Kuala Lumpur.”

Paraic McGrath, Vice-Chairman, Asian County Board said: “On behalf of the Asian County Board I am delighted to welcome the UCD team to the Gaelic Games tournament in Kuala Lumpur in October. Their participation rose from a seed of an idea and discussion with Dublin GAA legend Brian Mullins, demonstrating that persevering, and putting efforts behind an idea bears fruit. The UCD International team will highlight Gaelic Games internationally in countries were the students hail from as well as in Ireland. We wish them the best of luck.”

Spend a day aboard the Semester at Sea ship

02 Sept 2014

UCD students: apply for a chance to spend a day aboard the Semester at Sea ship!

Semester at Sea (SAS) is a study abroad programme affiliated to the University of Virginia, which takes students around the world on a cruise ship whilst taking classes in a variety of subjects and disciplines.

Since 1963, nearly 55,000 undergraduate students from more than 1,500 colleges and universities have participated in the Semester at Sea programme. This autumn, students enrolled on the SAS programme will be travelling to 16 countries in Europe, Africa, South America and North America over 108 days while taking classes on the ship.

On the 23rd of September, SAS will be docking at Dublin Port and would like to welcome 10 UCD undergraduate students to spend a day aboard the Semester at Sea ship for a day of classes and activities.

These UCD student ambassadors will partake in a group class on ‘World Cities in Culture, Time and Place’ before splitting up into smaller field labs with other students. Students will need to arrive at 9:45am to go through port security and be on board by 10am. The time of departure is for 9pm after the conclusion of the Dublin pre-port programme.

If you would like to take part in this unique and free event, please e-mail your name, student number and programme of study to eve.brosseau@ucd.ie with ‘Semester at Sea’ as the subject line. The deadline to register your interest is Tuesday, 9th September.

MISOCO Student Scholarships

05 March 2014

CLOSING DATE IS 15 APRIL 2014

 

The Joint European Masters in International Migration and Social Cohesion (MISOCO) is a two-year international Masters with the supports of the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union which offers students the unique opportunity to study international migration in three European countries.

MISOCO seeks students with an academic bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a social sciences discipline closelt related to the programme (sociology, social/cultural anthropology, political science and human geography. Students with degrees in International Relations or International Development and/or have at least 60 Ec in Social Sciences Methodology and Theory may also apply. Students are selected on their qualifications with the possibility of an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship.

 MISOCO Flyer Pdf

MISOCO Call for Students (word doc)

 

Application Deadlines

15 December 2013 - for students who wish to apply for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship.

15 April 2014 - for self-funded students.

**2014 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.**

 

For more information see www.misoco.org

U21 Undergraduate Scholarship Competition

23 Jan 2014

2014 U21 Undergraduate Summer School in Sydney

The U21 Undergraduate Summer School ‘Shaping the Future City’ will take place at the University of New South Wales, Sydney from 2-17 July 2014. Scholarships include return flights and accommodation. APPLICATIONS CLOSING DATE 19 Feb 2014. For more information click here. 

 

2014 Undergraduate Research Conference in Shanghai

The U21 Undergraduate Research Conference will take place at the University of Jaoi Tong, Shanghai 7-11 July 2014. Scholarships include return flights and accommodation. APPLICATIONS CLOSING DATE 19 Feb 2014. For more information, click here.

 U21 Summer Undergraduate Scholarship Poster

Full details of these scholarships and application information can be found on the UCD U21 Webpage. 

Erasmus Mundus 2014 - Exchange scholarships available for UCD Students and Staff to travel to Latin America, Israel and South Africa

13 November 2016

APPLY FOR AN ERASMUS MUNDUS SCHOLARSHIP to LATIN AMERICA, SOUTH AFRICA or ISRAEL

 

In 2016, UCD International will be participating in five Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Projects. Through these projects, we will be welcoming approximately 60 students and staff into UCD from India, Israel, Latin America and South Africa. 

In addition to this, approximately 15 full scholarships will be available for UCD staff and students to travel to partner Universities in the following regions:

Israel - EMAIL III Website

South Africa - AESOP Website

Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela) - SUD-UE Website

 

The Erasmus Mundus scheme provides support for the establishment of cooperation partnerships between Higher Education Institutes in Europe and targeted non-EU regions, with the objective of organising and implementing structured individual mobility arrangements between the European and non-EU partners. 

Scholarships of up to six months are available. 

 

Scholarships cover tuition fees, return flights and full health insurance. Scholarship holders also receive a monthly stipend allowance.

 

-         Undergraduate- €1,000 per month (6 months)

-         Masters- €1,000 per month (6 months)

-         Doctorate- €1,500 per month (6 month)

-         Post Doctorate- €1,8000 per month (6 months)

-         Academic/administrative staff- €2,500 per month (1 month)

 

Full details of the projects as well as information on how to apply will be published over the coming weeks on the UCD Erasmus Mundus website. For more information please contact eve.brosseau@ucd.ie or erasmusmundus@ucd.ie