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UCD announces two new international colleges in China

University College Dublin and two of its partner universities have received official approval from the Chinese Ministry of Education for two new international colleges in China. The approval of these two new international colleges in China marks a major milestone for UCD and confirms its standing as Ireland’s Global University. Each is in a different academic discipline area, reflecting research expertise within UCD in ICT, transportation and agriculture and food.

The UCD & Macra Agricultural Skillnet Master's in Agricultural Extension & Innovation is now open for applications for 2020 entry.

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.

Agri Aware and UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science come to the rescue of Ag Science students and teachers with virtual educational resources

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 ranked in the Top 50 in the world

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.

UCD Lyons Farm to welcome 350 secondary school agricultural science students as part of AgriAware Farm Walk and Talk

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 takes home Great Agri-food Debate trophy for fourth time.

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.

Record number of exhibitors attend UCD Agriculture, Food Science and Human Nutrition Careers Day 2020.

Attended by a record number of 50 exhibitors the UCD Agriculture, Food Science and Human Nutrition Careers Day, took place on Wednesday, 12th February 2020 in the UCD Ad Astra Hall.

Four UCD Agricultural Science students awarded with sought-after overseas professional development travel bursaries

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 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 event in Dublin.

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.

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