European University Association:The EUA is the representative organisation of universities and national rectors' conferences in 47 European countries. The EUA plays a crucial role in the Bologna Process and in influencing EU policies on higher education, research and innovation. 


Una Europa: Una Europa is an alliance of eleven leading research-focused European universities, including UCD, who are working together to build a truly European University of the Future. Through transnational collaboration and innovation, the network strives towards a common goal of creating a European inter-university environment, a University of the Future, which will allow for increased staff and student mobility. UCD joined in 2022 and will hold responsibilities for the Communications work package. Find out how to get involved here.

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Universitas 21: Universitas 21 is the leading global network of research-intensive universities, working together to foster global citizenship and institutional innovation through research-inspired teaching and learning, student mobility, connecting our students and staff, and wider advocacy for internationalisation.

For opportunities for UCD staff and students please click here.

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UNICA: UNICA, the Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe is an institutional network of universities from 35 capital cities of Europe, promoting academic excellence, integration and co-operation between member universities throughout Europe. UNICA


International Association of Universities: Founded in 1950, under the auspices of UNESCO, the IAU is the leading global association of higher education institutions and organisations from around the world, bringing together members from more than 130 countries for reflection and action on common priorities.




CESAER: The Conference of European Schools of Advanced Engineering Education and Research is the European association of doctorate-granting specialised and comprehensive universities of science & technology that champion excellence in higher education.




NOHA Network on Humanitarian Action: NOHA is an international association of universities that aims to enhance professionalism in the humanitarian sector through education & training, research & publications, and projects.


Forum on Education Abroad: UCD is a member of the Forum on Education Abroad since 2008 and hosted the organisations inaugural European conference in December 2011. The Forum on Education Abroad is the organisation tasked by the US government with responsibility for setting the standards of good practice for the field of Education Abroad. The organisation has 700+ US and International education institutional members.

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