UCD Global University

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Global Footprint

The international standing of UCD has grown in recent years

UCD is currently ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide. UCD is also Ireland's most globally engaged university with over 33,000 students drawn from 138 countries, with almost 5,000 students based at locations outside of Ireland. With five Global Centres located around the world and a wide network of alumni and diaspora, UCD is proud to be Ireland's Global University.

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UCD at a Glance

Ireland's largest University

As Ireland's largest university, with its great strength and diversity of disciplines, UCD embraces its role to contribute to the flourishing of Ireland; through the study and discussion of people, society, business, economy, culture, languages and the creative arts, as well as through research and innovation. The university's main Dublin campus occupies an extensive parkland estate of more than 130 hectares and offers world-leading facilities including the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science, UCD Sutherland School of Law, UCD Lochlan Quinn School of Business and UCD Student Centre.

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UCD By Numbers

UCD prides itself with providing the student, staff and public with the best facilities in the country.

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We're Number 1

No. 1 for students
First Choice for Irish School Leavers.
First Choice for International Students.

No. 1 for education
UCD is ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide.

No. 1 for course flexibility
UCD is at the forefront of global knowledge with a curriculum constantly informed by the latest research and driven by lecturers at the cutting edge of their disciplines.

No. 1 for research
UCD has the highest publications volume of all Irish universities.