UCD has a number of partners in Japan. UCD has exchange agreements with Keio University (Tokyo), Kyoto University, University of Tokyo and Waseda University (Tokyo).

Other partners include Chiba University, Doshisha University (Kyoto), The University of Electro-Communications (Tokyo), Hirosaki University, Hokkaido University, Hosei University (Tokyo), International Christian University (Tokyo), Meiji University (Tokyo), Rikkyo University (Tokyo), Utsunomiya University, and many others.

For more information about exchange opportunities, please go to the UCD International's website.

UCD has research links with Hokkaido University's Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education (GI-CoRE) Global Station for Zoonosis Control. Our collaboration encompasses research and teaching, with a particular focus on the 'One Health' agenda that emphasises the links between human, animal and environmental health. Areas such as identification of new viral pathogens, transmission of infection from humans to animals, and rapid diagnostics tests are just some of our current research projects.

​​​Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin's (Assistant Professor, School of Mathematics & Statistics) research work focuses on mathematics education. Lesson study, a Japanese model of teacher professional development, forms a large part of her research and Dr Ní Shúilleabháin has been involved in a number of Irish-based and international lesson study projects. In 2015, she attended the IMPULS programme in Japan, led by Prof. Akihiko Takahashi (de Paul University) and Prof. Toshiakira Fujii (Tokyo Gakugei University) and in 2017 she will present at World Association of Lesson Study conference held at Nagoya University.

​​UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice work closely with Chiba University's Graduate School of Nursing and Centre for Frontier Medical Engineering. Our research collaboration focuses on the theme of future healthcare, particularly on robotics-based solutions to​ ​ageing society, exploring ​quality of life, ​ethical and safety aspects.​