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President's Report 2009

University College Dublin
National University of Ireland, Dublin

September 2008 – August 2009

For presentation to the Governing Authority of University College Dublin, National University of Ireland, Dublin at its meeting on 15 December 2009.




Introduction by Dr Hugh Brady, UCD President

A Dynamic Academic Structure

  • 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

  • Student Numbers
  • UCD Horizons
  • Student Recruitment and New Programmes
  • Fourth Level
  • Access and Lifelong Learning
  • Internationalisation
  • Teaching and Learning, and Academic Development
  • Quality

Building a World-Class Research-Intensive University

  • Research Funding
  • Research Awards and Achievements
  • UCD Major Research Institutes
  • Science Foundation Ireland Centres for Science, Engineering and   Technology
  • UCD-led Strategic Research Clusters (SRCs) Collaborative Programmes
  • UCD Academic Institutes

Providing a High-Quality Student Experience

  • Facility Development
  • UCD Library
  • UCD IT Services
  • UCD Career Development Centre
  • The Student Experience
  • Sports and Societies

Shaping Agendas

  • UCD University Relations
  • UCD Development and Alumni Relations
  • Awards and Honours

Staff Developments

  • Staff Developments
  • New Appointments

Research Publications

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

President's Report 2009 - Cover