New Institute members, June 2019

Welcome to Julie Ballweg (Agriculture and Food Science), Sam Kelley (Earth Sciences), Mick Lennon (Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy), Anita McKeown (Mechanical and Materials Engineering) and Paula Russell (Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy)

Soapbox Science returns to Dublin

Global public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and the science they do, organised in Dublin by Institute member Dara Stanley

UCD Bloom Garden 2019 awarded silver medal

Garden visually displaying and explaining the change in the Irish diet over the past 8,000 years developed by team from UCD.

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.