The Master's in Agricultural Extension & Innovation is a two-year part-time distance learning programme aimed at individuals employed in roles working directly with farmers. This is the third year that UCD and Macra Agricultural Skillnet have collaborated on this partially funded programme.
Due to the threat of Covid-19, Agri Aware was forced to cancel its recent planned Farm Walk and Talk event at UCD Lyons Farm. However all was not lost! UCD staff stepped in to deliver a virtual event and record short educational video modules on a range of relevant topics for students.
Agriculture and Forestry at UCD is one of four subjects now ranked in the Top 50 in the World by the QS World University Rankings by Subject which were announced recently. Agriculture and Forestry is also one of 15 subjects at UCD ranked Number 1.
Farm Walk and Talk is an annual event organised by Agri Aware. Over a two week period 3000 Agricultural Science students from across Ireland will visit UCD Lyons Farm, Farmers Journal Farm and Teagasc farms across Ireland including Lyons Farm on 10th March.
UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science has won the Great Agri-food Debate 2020 after they were declared overall winners for the fourth time at this year’s contest in Belfast. Held for the first time in Northern Ireland, the two-day event saw a team from UCD match wits with last year’s winners Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) over farmer subsidies.
The Agricultural Science Association (ASA) and the Irish Farmers Journal have announced details of the recipients of the much-coveted PWE (Professional Work Experience) travel bursaries. Four third-level Agricultural Science students from University College Dublin will be supported via the award while on work placements in New Zealand, Chile, and Europe this year.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.