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Guangzhou Dublin International College of Life Sciences & Technology (GDIC), founded in 2020, is a joint international college established in collaboration between University College Dublin (UCD) and South China Agricultural University (SCAU).

Guangzhou Dublin International College of Life Sciences & Technology (GDIC), founded in 2020, is a joint international college established in collaboration between University College Dublin (UCD) and South China Agricultural University (SCAU).

Located on the SCAU campus in the sprawling port city of Guangzhou (the “City of Flowers” in southern China and an important trade centre), GDIC provides a world-class international educational experience that equips its multilingual graduates with the talents to thrive in an increasingly globalised and connected society.

GDIC’s focus is on Life Science & Technology in the context of the agriculture and food science environments, and particularly the discipline areas of Biological Sciences, Food Quality & Safety, and Horticulture.

GDIC is one of three joint international colleges UCD operates in China. Beijing-Dublin International College (BDIC) focuses on information, communications and technology (ICT) and finance and economics. Chang’an-Dublin International College (CDIC) in Xi’an focuses on transportation engineering and related matters.

Provost Paul Fanning

Message from the Provost Paul Fanning

Welcome to GDIC and University College Dublin (UCD)!

UCD is Ireland’s Global University – our global engagement strategy is to provide a ‘global experience for all’ by bringing ‘the best of the world to Ireland and the best of Ireland, including its distinct culture, to the world’. GDIC is the embodiment of this global engagement strategy.

Our students enjoy a truly international educational experience in an immersive English language environment with face to face teaching from UCD academics all year around in addition to multiple opportunities for long and short stay study periods at UCD’s campus in Dublin.

I look forward to seeing you at GDIC!