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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 now occupies a 72 acre site in Glasnevin, just north of Dublin city.

To date over 50,000 students have graduated from DCU and are now playing significant roles in enterprise and business globally. Today, in 2015, DCU delivers more than 120 programmes to over 12,000 students across its four faculties – Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Health, Engineering and Computing and DCU Business School.

DCU’s excellence is recognised internationally with the University being ranked highly among leading global institutions. DCU regularly features in the QS Top 50 under 50 and the THE Young University rankings (a ranking of the Top 100 Universities under 50 years of age).

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Facts about DCU


Professor Brian MacCraith took up his appointment as President at DCU on 13th July 2010. Professor MacCraith, was previously Professor of Physics in Dublin City University and Director of the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute (BDI), one of the DCU-led Science Foundation Ireland Centres for Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET).

Research at DCU

DCU research creates new knowledge and technologies to enhance capabilities in four key areas: health technologies, information technology, sustainability and social resilience.

Research activity is championed by a Research and Enterprise Hub, which is a vehicle to facilitate interactions with external stakeholders. The Hubs help to establish links with industry and other enterprises, as well as with academic collaborators. Each Hub has its own business development team which can introduce relevant DCU technologies and expertise to enterprises, and help enterprises connect with appropriate experts within DCU.

Find out more about research in DCU here.

Number of degree programmes

There are over 80 programmes, divided almost equally between undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Postgraduate research supervision is provided on a broad range of subject areas across all disciplines, including technology, engineering, business, communications, humanities, science and health.

Student numbers

There are 12,280 registered students at DCU in 2014/15, a figure which includes full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as students on the Distance Education degree programmes.

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