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NovaUCD Awarded €3 million for Collaborative Project to Develop an AgTech Connector Innovation Hub in Kildare

NovaUCD (UCD Nova DAC), the Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs at University College Dublin (UCD), has been awarded €3 million in funding to develop an AgTech Connector Innovation Hub at the UCD Lyons Farm in Co. Kildare.

Professor Áine Ní Dhúbhain addresses Oireachtas committee on the Socio-Economic Impact of Forestry.

Professor Áine Ní Dhúbhain addressed the Oireachtas committee on the findings of a recent report "The Socio-Economic Impact of Forestry in Co. Leitrim". The report was commissioned by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science awarded over €3.1 million for research.

The UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science was recently awarded over €3.1 million euro in funding from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine across 13 research projects. The awards were part of a government investment of €20 million.

The annual UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science Student Awards Ceremony took place in the O’Brien Centre for Science on 7th November 2019.

46 awards were presented on the evening. The annual awards ceremony celebrates and acknowledges the excellence and achievements of students during the academic session 2018/19 and was attended by students, graduates, patrons, sponsors and family members of award recipients.

UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science presented Athena SWAN award.

The UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science were one of seven schools from University College Dublin to be presented with the award for their work towards gender equality at an even

UCD Agricultural Sciences ranked 19th in the world and 5th in Europe.

UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science remains among the best in the world, ranked 19th in the world and 5th in Europe for Agricultural Sciences according to the latest US News & World Report's Best Global University rankings. University College Dublin ranked as the number one university in Ireland. UCD’s top subject ranking is Agricultural Sciences.

Brother Tony Dolan conferred with Honorary Doctor of Science degree by University College Dublin.

Br. Tony Dolan was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree acknowledging his enormous contribution to sustainable agriculture and agricultural education in Ireland, Kenya and Uganda since 1971. Br. Tony has improved the livelihood of thousands of people in Kenya and Uganda through the promotion and teaching of practical and grounded actions for sustainable agriculture.

Researchers identify genetic link which may explain why so many Thoroughbred horses never race

New research by scientists at University College Dublin and equine science company Plusvital has established that genes associated with behaviour may play as big a role as a horse’s physical attributes in whether a Thoroughbred horse races or not.

Professor Kevin McDonnell, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science awarded Fullbright Scholarship.

15 of 36 coveted Fulbright scholarships have been awarded to students and scholars at University College Dublin including Professor Kevin McDonnell from the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science.

UCD wins silver at Bloom 2019

The UCD Bloom Garden has been awarded a Silver Gilt Medal in the Large-Concept Garden Category at Bloom 2019.

UCD Agricultural Science society “AgSoc” raises a record-breaking €65,000 for two charities

UCD’s AgSoc 2018 – 2019 raise a record-breaking donation of €65,000 for their two chosen charities, The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust

CAAS, UCD and Teagasc sign an agreement to form the China-Ireland Sustainable Dairy Development Centre

On Tuesday 14 May, UCD, Teagasc and the Institute of Animal Science, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) signed an agreement in Beijing to form the “China-Ireland Sustainable Dairy Development Centre” (The Centre). The purpose of the Centre is to foster institutional links between the parties, to support research that will generate new knowledge, to engage in education at a number of levels, and to improve technology exchange to promote sustainable dairy farming systems in China and Ireland. This Centre is built on 5 years of collaboration between the parties.

The UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science is delighted to be one of the first four schools in UCD to receive an Athena SWAN Gender Equality Award

The award was announced by Professor Orla Feely, UCD Vice President for Research, Innovation and Impact and Chair of UCD’s Gender Equality Action Group on Tuesday, 7th May and was awarded following a detailed data driven audit and a School-wide consultation of gender equality and inclusion among employees and students which was led by an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Self Assessment Team (SAT) within the School.

How can farmers produce more food without more pollution?

Catherine Cleary of the Irish Times interviews Dr Paul Murphy in advance of World Soil Day

UCD agricultural sciences ranked 19th globally and 5th in Europe by U.S. News & World Report

Agricultural sciences at University College Dublin are among the best in the world, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Shaping the Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System (AKIS) – Through the Eyes of the Next Generation

The UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science in collaboration with Teagasc will host a conference entitled ‘Shaping the Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System (AKIS) – Through the Eyes of the Next Generation’ on Friday 28th September 2018

Macra Agricultural Skillnet and UCD launch a supported Masters aimed at graduates in the Agri-Food Sector

The supported Masters in Agricultural Extension & Innovation will be now available to the thousands of people employed to work directly with farmers and farm families.

UCD AgSoc donate €60,000 to charity

UCD's Agricultural Science student society present funds to 22q11 Ireland and Pieta House, on Sunday 20th May 2018.

School of Agriculture and Food Science researchers secure awards from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine's FIRM and CoFoRD funding programmes.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed T.D. has announced awards of almost €14.3 million in funding for collaborative research projects arising from last year’s Research Call under his Department’s three competitive research programmes.