Prof. Frank McDermott elected as Member of the Royal Irish Academy

Congratulations to Institute member Prof. Frank McDermott, of UCD School of Earth Science, for being elected as a Member of the Royal Irish Academy.

UCD Earth Week: Virtual Program of Events Launched

Although our community is currently dispersed, we've managed to compile a range of diverse activities to celebrate #EarthDay2020!

Seminar: Transport Modelling, Planning and Policy

Dr. Páraic Carroll, of UCD School of Civil Engineering, discusses his work in the area of transport policy, planning and modelling.

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About UCD Earth Institute

The UCD Earth Institute fosters multidisciplinary research and works with stakeholders to address global, regional and national environmental challenges.


Based in University College Dublin’s Belfield campus, the Institute is a focal point for UCD’s environmental research and is home to state-of-the-art research facilities.

Research & Education

Our community has world-leading and wide-ranging environmental research expertise, with over 250 full and associate members is drawn from across UCD’s six constituent Colleges.

Policy & Governance

The wide range of expertise within the Institute ensures that we can inform and lead policy in focused disciplines and in multidisciplinary topics.

Enterprise & Innovation

We foster entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity and technology commercialisation, while our researchers work directly with commercial partners across a range of industries.

Society & Engagement

We strive to produce research that makes a demonstrable contribution to society, with our researchers working closely with the communities most affected by their work.