Introducing UCD Global - UCD Ar Fud na Cruinne

This month saw the renaming of UCD's International Office to UCD Global. UCD is "Ireland's Global University" and its key international aspirations are framed in a Global Engagement Strategy. We encourage our students to reflect on their place in a globalised world, and our staff - drawn from many different countries - investigate global challenges in their research and develop partnerships around the world. As such, UCD's focus is increasingly on the worldwide and multilateral (the global), rather than on the strictly bilateral (the international).

Although closely associated with its work with international students, UCD Global also supports the University in a broad range of activities relating to global engagement, both at home and overseas, not least in the development of academic partnerships with institutions, organisations and governments worldwide.

The Irish translation, UCD ar Fud na Cruinne, means 'UCD Around the Globe', providing quite a literal translation to the University's activities, and physical presence in cities around the world, in line with the new name. UCD Global looks forward to supporting "Ireland's Global University" in the achievement of its global strategy and aspirations into the future.