International Women's Day

Explore our showcase of inspiring female experts across a broad range of disciplines and career levels at UCD. Women who are not only making waves in their own field but who have also dedicated themselves to mentoring and championing other women in education and academia. See also some examples of feminist research by female and male academics at UCD, creating impact in the areas of ‘Tackling Inequality’ and ‘Improving the Lives of Women and Girls.’


See research topics below

Early Career Champions and Groundbreakers

Leaders, Pioneers and Mentors

8 March 2023

Working towards gender equality and beyond: Eight years of Athena SWAN

UCD reflects on its own gender equality journey, eight years after Ireland joined the Athena SWAN charter. Since then, it has attained two successive institutional Athena SWAN Bronze Awards, and 24 schools including the entire College of Engineering and Architecture, have achieved individual accreditation. Since its last accreditation, the university has seen an increase in women in senior academic and governing roles, with female Professor to Full Professor promotions up from 20% (in 2020) to 60%. 

Improving the lives of women and girls

Tackling Inequality: A task for everyone








7 March




Book launch: A Dublin Magdalene Laundry.

Hosted at the Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square

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7 March




Book launch: The Feminist Killjoy Handbook, by Sara Ahmed. Officiated by Prof Kath Browne at MoLI.


8 March




UCD College of Engineering & Architecture IWD Event


Agenda and the registration form can be found here.


8 March




Progress on the European Research Council Gender Equality Objectives: IWD panel discussion


further information and registration


8 March




Progress on the European Research Council Gender Equality objectives – panel for PhDs and Post Docs.


UCD Quinn School of Business

Register: here



8 March





Writing LGBTQ histories from the medieval to the modern, a panel featuring Dr Elva Johnson and Dr Mary McAuliffe. 


RSVP by Tuesday 7 March at 6pm to 


8 March




Equality and Equity in Irish Built Environment Professions: research presentation and roundtable.


Studio 3 Planning and Environmental Policy Building, Richview, UCD. Eventbrite.



11 March




‘Ceardlann Úrscéalaíochta’

AerachAiteachGaelach Workshop in Irish, led by Youth Laureate Áine Ní Ghlinn



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