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Ireland's Global University

As Ireland’s Global University we value global research, teaching, exchange, and collaborative programmes. University College Dublin has an extensive global network of partner institutions, comprised of over 400 institutions across more than 89 countries.

UCD has established the first Beijing-based awarding institution and the first Confucius Institute for Ireland. We have a comprehensive network of mobility, study abroad and joint awarding partners across the globe, ensuring opportunities for UCD staff and students to partake in overseas study.

UCD Global seeks to foster and develop links by supporting a variety of University-wide and College-level collaborations. If you would like more information on commencing a partnership with UCD and the UCD approvals process for global partnerships please see here.

University Networks

Our international networks and collaborations offer fantastic opportunities for student and staff mobility and scholarships. Belonging to international networks of world-leading and research intensive universities also allows UCD to promote collaboration, share good practice and combine resources to enhance student learning.

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NOHA - Network on Humanitarian Action

This is a network of 12 European universities with 14 global partner universities, engaged in education, training, research and projects in Humanitarian Action.


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Royal College of Surgeons and UCD Malaysia campus (RUMC)

RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC) (formerly Penang Medical College), Malaysia, offers students a unique medical programme where they study in both Malaysia and Ireland. It is wholly-owned by UCD and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), and became the 10th institution awarded Foreign University Branch Campus status in Malaysia in 2018.

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Beijing-Dublin International College (BDIC)

Beijing-Dublin International College (BDIC) is a collaborative partnership, that offers dual-degree programmes in Beijing, directly overseen by UCD and Beijing University of Technology (BJUT).

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