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President's Reports - Report of the President 2008

University College Dublin
National University of Ireland, Dublin

September 2007 – August 2008

For presentation to the Governing Authority of University College Dublin, National University of Ireland, Dublin at its meeting on 17 December 2008.



Introduction by Dr Hugh Brady, UCD President (PDF, 205kb) | Irish Version


A Dynamic Academic Structure (PDF, 851kb) | Irish Version

  • UCD College of Arts and Celtic Studies
  • UCD College of Business and Law
  • UCD College of Engineering, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • UCD College of Human Sciences
  • UCD College of Life Sciences

Achieving Excellence in Teaching and Learning (PDF, 741kb) | Irish Version

  • Student Numbers
  • Modularisation, Semesterisation and UCD Horizons
  • Student Recruitment and New Programmes
  • Fourth Level – UCD Graduate Studies
  • International Activity
  • Widening Participation
  • Innovation in Teaching and Learning
  • Adult Education
  • Quality

Building a World-Class Research-Intensive University (PDF, 1.48MB) | Irish Version

  • Research Funding
  • Research Awards and Honours
  • Strategic Achievements
  • Research News and Achievements

UCD Research Institutes

  • UCD Conway Institute for Biomolecular and
    Biomedical Research
  • UCD Geary Institute
  • UCD Urban Institute of Ireland
  • UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland
  • UCD Complex and Adaptive Systems Laboratory
  • UCD Institute of Food and Health
  • UCD John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies
  • Charles Institute
  • UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies
  • Irish Institute for Chinese Studies
  • UCD Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute
  • UCD Institute for Sport and Health

Collaborative Programmes

  • Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology (CSCB)
  • Molecular Medicine Ireland (MMI)
  • National Digital Research Centre (NDRC)
  • National Institute of Bioprocessing Research and
    Training (NIBRT)
  • Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL)
  • Institute of Biomedical Informatics
  • NovaUCD

Providing a High-Quality Student Experience (PDF, 1.32MB) | Irish Version

  • Facility Development
  • UCD Library
  • UCD IT Services
  • Careers and Employment
  • UCD Student Medical and Counselling Services
  • UCD Student Advisers and Chaplaincy
  • Financial Assistance for Students
  • Student Complaints Office
  • UCD Sport
  • UCD Music
  • Student Society Activity
  • Community Engagement

Shaping Agendas (PDF, 854kb) | Irish Version

  • University Relations
  • Development and Alumni Relations
  • Special Recognition

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Research Publications

Details of all research publications for the period of the report are available at

President's Reports - Report of the President 2008