Global Engagement

Global Partnerships

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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 480 institutions across more than 55 countries.

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.

UCD welcomes academic and educational partnerships from new and existing partners. 
To propose a new partnership, please complete the UCD Partnership Request Form. The Global Partnerships team will then liaise within the University to match your requests with University personnel and advise the sender of the outcome of the request. Although all requests are considered carefully, the University is unable to service all requests.
This form is for academic  and educational partnerships. For other partnerships, please contact:
Scholarships: please contact or your nearest UCD Global Centre
Educational or Recruitment Agents: or your nearest UCD Global Centre


Global 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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Una Europa @ UCD

UCD is proud to be a member of Una Europa, an alliance of 11 European universities working together to build a truly European University of the Future.


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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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