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UCD SPIRe ranked No. 1 in Ireland by subject

According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, published on the 7th of March, UCD School of Politics and International Relations is ranked at the world #51-100 and No. 1 in Ireland by subject.  

In the subject area of Development Studies, which is also housed by the school, UCD is also ranked at the world #51-100 and No. 1 in Ireland.

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UCD SPIRe Doctoral Scholarship 2017

The UCD School of Politics and International Relations seeks applications for the UCD SPIRe Doctoral Scholarship. This scholarship covers full fees and a living stipend of 14.000 euro per year for up to four years. It is open to EU and non-EU applicants. The deadline for applications is 5pm GMT Monday, 24th April 2017.

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UCD SPIRe Undergraduate Award Winners 2015-16

Congratulations to the SPIRe undergraduate award winners for 2015-16. Some of them are pictured here at a school event to honour their achievements. For the full list of award recipients click here


SPIRe Seminar Series

The next SPIRe Seminar takes place on Wednesday, 29th March in Room G316, Newman Building. SPIRe PhD student, Tarcisio Amorim Carvalho will present on the topic 'Negotiating religion in the public sphere: England and Ireland between secularism and post secularism'. Dr Alexa Zellentin of SPIRe will act as discussant. For details on the full SPIRe Seminar Series click here


TEDxFulbright: Patrick Paul Walsh

SPIRe's Prof. Patrick Walsh discusses the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda as an agenda of the people, with the responsibility for implementation by the people, using their influence on Livelihoods, Civil Society, and Governance, to induce successful stakeholder partnership at local, national, regional and global levels.

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SPIRe Part of the Research Group Awarded Funding Over H2020  

UCD SPIRe, under Professor Ben Tonra, is one of eight institutional partners in the GLOBUS project (Reconsidering European Contributions to Global Justice), which succeeded in a tough competition for funding within the EU's Horizon 2020, the world's largest research programme.  GLOBUS, which has been granted 2.5 million euros over four years was top of a list of 45 projects submitted for the call 'Europe's contribution to a value-based global order and its contestants'.

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UCD School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe) 

UCD School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe) is the oldest and the largest school of its kind in the Republic of Ireland. SPIRe is a dynamic, multi-faceted and highly-international school offering exciting and professionally-valuable programmes of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our academic staff are engaged in cutting-edge research on a wide variety of political issues, including ethno-political conflict, human rights, and Ireland's role in the European Union, to name just a few. The School is also home to three research centres: the UN-linked Centre for Sustainable Development Solutions, the Dublin European Institute, and the Institute for British-Irish Studies.

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Here you will find monthly interviews with School staff and visiting scholars to provide an insight into the workings of the oldest and largest school of its kind in the Republic of Ireland.


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