University College Dublin

Posted on Jan 26, 2015

The World100 Representative

Eilis O’Brien - Director of Communication

In addition to her marketing experience in brand identity and corporate reputation, Eilis has extensive strategic and operational experience in running media and corporate public relations operations with a high degree of crisis management. 


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Key facts about University College Dublin

Research member since 2013

UCD is home to over 6,000 international students and delivers degrees to over 5,000 students on overseas campuses

30,000 students, drawn from approximately 124 countries

Over 50% of UCD undergraduates progress to graduate studies

8,000 graduate students, with almost a quarter being graduate research students

University College Dublin's Mission & Vision

Our mission is to contribute to the flourishing of Dublin, Ireland, Europe and the world through:

  • the excellence and impact of our research and scholarship
  • the quality of our graduates and
  • our global engagement; providing a supportive community in which every member of the University is enabled to achieve their full potential.

About University College Dublin

University College Dublin is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities. UCD is Ireland's largest and most diverse university. It actively promotes university life as a journey of intellectual and personal discovery through its highly innovative and flexible UCD Horizons undergraduate curriculum and is the most popular destination for Irish school-leavers.

The University places great emphasis on the internationalisation of the Irish student experience – preparing all UCD students for future employment and life that crosses borders, boundaries and cultures.


International Partnerships

UCD is a member of several international networks and collaborations within research and education, such as Universitas 21 (U21), Tempus, Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus Action 1 and Action 2. Being a part of international networks and programmes offers exceptional opportunities for student and staff mobility, scholarships as well as research and teaching collaboration. In addition to our network of university partners we have a number of other strategic relationships with government ministries, sponsors and funding bodies.