New Institute Members, May 2021

This month, the Earth Institute welcomes four new members: Christine Bonin, Declan Delaney, Aidan O'Sullivan, and Shen Wang!

Professor John Brannigan Admitted to the Royal Irish Academy

Professor John Brannigan from the UCD School of English, Drama and Film is one of 27 new members that have recently been admitted to the Royal Irish Academy.

Centre for Irish Towns soft launch & first 'Talking Towns' seminar

Launch of CfIT as an official UCD centre for research and training and kicking off the first of our 'Talking Towns' seminar series.

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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.