Kevin O’Connor has been appointed to EU Horizon Europe mission board whose aim is to deliver solutions to some of the world's greatest challenges in the areas of cancer, climate change, healthy oceans, climate-neutral cities, and healthy soil and food by the end of 2019.
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.
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.
The wide range of expertise within the Institute ensures that we can inform and lead policy in focused disciplines and in multidisciplinary topics.
We foster entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity and technology commercialisation, while our researchers work directly with commercial partners across a range of industries.
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.