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Our Strategic Themes

To shape UCD’s response to the global challenges created by our rapidly changing and transforming society, we have selected four strategic themes on which to focus our efforts. We will respond holistically to each of these themes. The themes will shape our research, influence the teaching of our faculty and our students’ learning, and impact on the way we behave and function as a community and as an institution.
We will create a governance structure to provide leadership to each theme, which will include relevant faculty, staff and student leaders to ensure that our response to the themes is truly holistic.

We will build awareness, knowledge and relevant skills in each theme area through training and development programmes for our faculty, staff and students, and for the wider community. In this way the themes will contribute to research, teaching and learning across our discipline areas, and will inform the way we conduct our business as an organisation. At the same time, we will continue to pursue excellent disciplinary research which enhances human knowledge.

We will provide a dedicated fund for each strategic theme to fund innovation and transformation projects, with priority being given to projects that will have maximum impact on our University community and wider society.

UCD Strategy

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