UCD Research and Innovation

University College Dublin with 30,000 students from more than 125 countries worldwide was established in 1854 and was founded on the educational principles of its first Rector, John Henry Newman. The University seeks to contribute to the economy and society through the excellence and impact of its research, innovation and scholarship, the quality of its graduates and through its engagement nationally and internationally. At the heart of UCD’s research strategy is the ambition to address the challenges that will shape Ireland’s future and its role in the world. Our priority research themes include, agri-food; culture, economy and society; energy; environment; health; and ICT. In addition UCD is fully committed to its key role in Ireland’s innovation ecosystem as an enabler of growth and as a contributor to economic, social and cultural development and we deliver impact which provides an essential underpinning for a dynamic economy, an informed society and a vibrant culture.