UCD and University of Nottingham sign new agreement 

Posted 22 October 2019


Pictured (l-r); Professor Barbara Dooley, Dean of Graduate Studies and Deputy Registrar, UCD & U21 Senior Leader, Dr Aoife Whelan, Vice-Principal International, UCD College of Arts and Humanities (signing on behalf of Professor Sarah Prescott), Professor Mark Bradley, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education and the Student Experience) signing on behalf of Professor Jeremy Gregory (University of Nottingham), Associate Professor Charles Ivar McGrath, Vice-Principal, Research, Innovation and Impact, UCD College of Arts and Humanities

University College Dublin (UCD) and the University of Nottingham (UoN) acting through their respective faculties of Arts and Humanities have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further develop educational and research links between both institutions. The signing ceremony took place at University College Dublin’s Belfield campus on Thursday 17 October.

This initiative, developed by the College of Arts and Humanities at University College Dublin (UCD) and the Faculty of Arts at the University of Nottingham (UoN) is the first College-to-College/ Faculty-to-Faculty MoU signed under the auspices of the Universitas 21 network. We are working together to explore research collaborations, graduate programmes, joint PhD supervision, and educational opportunities, including student mobility and enhancing the student experience.

University College Dublin and the University of Nottingham are two highly successful international research-led universities, who have worked closely together through an Arts and Humanities Collaboration since March 2018. UCD College of Arts and Humanities and the Faculty of Arts (UoN) cover a comparable subject spread with shared expertise in Art History and Visual Studies, Classics, Cultural Policy/Studies, Drama, English, Film and Media, History, Modern Languages and Cultures, and Music (with Archaeology and Philosophy included in the collaboration through UCD College of Social Sciences and Law).

Shared research themes have been identified in both institutions, including Culture, Digital Humanities, British and Irish Identities, Medical Humanities, and Translation, and collaborations are already ongoing between colleagues from both universities, particularly in Archaeology, Music, Modern Languages, and Philosophy. UCD and UoN have committed to strengthening this partnership through multi-disciplinary cooperation and collaboration across these faculties.


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