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UCD President's Office. Professor Andrew J Deeks

Welcome from the President

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the website of University College Dublin (UCD).

A leading European research-intensive university, UCD is the largest university in Ireland, and is one of the two Irish universities ranked within the top 200 universities in the world (THE World University Ranking). With a history stretching back to 1854 and an impressive list of notable alumni, including the writer James Joyce and many current and former government ministers, we can rightly claim to have been a formative influence and an integral part of the Irish State since its foundation.

In recent years UCD has established itself as Ireland’s Global University, with operations around the world, and more than 5000 international students attending our Dublin campus coming from 124 different countries. This allows us to give all students an international education that will prepare them to take their place in today and tomorrow’s global society.

Through this website you can explore study options at UCD, identify research collaborators and see some of the world leading research being undertaken by our academics. I invite you to explore UCD first through the website and then in person at our beautiful, extensive and modern campus in Belfield, just 15 minutes from the historic centre of Dublin. You won’t be disappointed.

Professor Andrew J Deeks
President
University College Dublin