UCD - Ireland’s Global University

UCD is Ireland’s largest teaching and research institution and its leading international university. Underpinned by its strategy for internationalisation, UCD is putting in place high-end research collaborations and partnerships. UCD is currently collaborating with universities, institutes and companies from 121 countries.

International Networks

UCD is a member of Universitas 21 (U21) the leading international network of global research universities. UCD is also a member of UNICA, the network of universities representing the capital cities of Europe.

A Leader in Fourth Level 

UCD has the highest number of graduate research students of any university in Ireland, with over 1,700 PhD students spread across its five Graduate Schools. UCD has more than 20 thematic PhD programmes, which provide structured training and research experience in a range of topics delivered by leaders in the field.

UCD China Scholarship Scheme

UCD and the China Scholarship Council (CSC) affiliated with the Ministry of Education of China have established the China Scholarship Scheme  to assist the very best Chinese students in their pursuit of postgraduate research in UCD leading to a PhD.

UCD & Shenzhen University: Institute of Health Science and Innovation

UCD and Shenzhen University (SZU) are jointly establishing the Institute of Health Science and Innovation. This landmark collaboration between UCD and SZU integrates education, research and innovation programmes in health sciences, bioengineering and health-related technologies, healthcare management and informatics.