DCU is a young, dynamic and ambitious university with a distinctive mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation. Since admitting its first students in 1980, DCU has grown in both student numbers and size and is now Ireland’s fastest growing university, with over 16,000 students and 1,600 staff, across 3 academic campuses. DCU currently delivers more than 200 programmes across its five faculties – DCU Institute of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Health, Engineering and Computing and DCU Business School.

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DCU offers a truly international campus experience, with over 2,600 students representing 108 countries. Research is a high priority at DCU, with the focus on global grand challenges, such as healthcare needs, sustainable development, multicultural societies, and conflict resolution. DCU’s enterprise focus is reflected in its strong industry-academic collaborations and successful execution of licences arising from its intellectual property portfolio. DCU’s excellence is recognised internationally and it is ranked in Times Higher Education’s ‘Top 150 under 50’. DCU is also the only Irish university to be represented in the prestigious European university network, The European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU).

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