University College Dublin’s (UCD) world extends beyond its campus, city and borders. UCD students and worldwide network of 224,000 graduates benefit from a UCD education that enables them to thrive and contribute in an increasingly global community. As the number one ‘university of destination’ for international students coming to Ireland, UCD’s 6,500 international students, make up 25% of the student body and degrees are delivered to over 5,500 students on overseas campuses. International academics make up 35% of UCD’s faculty, while some 50% of UCD research staff are non-Irish. Those interested in joining UCD’s expert research and teaching staff can find out more here
With 400 partner universities for student exchange, UCD’s extensive global study opportunities are taken up by 18% of undergraduates – the highest of any Irish university. UCD is engaged in partnerships including the networks Universitas 21, Erasmus, UNICA and EUC.
UCD expertise is recognised worldwide, with international accreditations for UCD degrees from the world’s leading professional organisations in Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, Architecture, Regional and Urban Planning, Engineering and Diagnostic Imaging. The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business is one of less than 60 schools worldwide to hold triple accreditation from the US, Europe and the UK accrediting bodies.
UCD faculty engage in international research collaborations, sharing and contributing to a global bank of knowledge that aims to impact on society. In order to further expand this global engagement, UCD is developing a network of UCD Global Centres, each of which provides a hub of research and education connections for students, faculty, alumni and partners.
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