Dublin City University


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Dublin City University (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 1989, DCU has grown in both student numbers and size and is now a multi-campus university.

The University has forged a reputation as Ireland’s university of enterprise, through its strong, active links with academic, research, and industry partners both at home and overseas.  It develops highly sought-after, well-rounded graduates who are ready for the workforce and eager to apply their knowledge and skills in a broad range of settings.

Fast Facts

  • Established: 1989
  • Number of students: 19,000
  • DCU has three academic campuses located in Glasnevin and Drumcondra, on the north side of Dublin City
  • DCU has the longest-running Access programme in the country, supporting the highest rate of students who enter via access routes
  • DCU has been ranked first in Ireland for its graduate employment rate, and 23rd in the world, according to the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022
  • Committed to impact and sustainability – DCU has recently launched an ambitious Climate Action Plan 2021– 2026, which sets out the intention of the university to make radical changes to current practices in order to reach ‘Zero Carbon’ targets
Dáire Keogh


“As a university we have excellent principles and exceptional people, students, staff, and supporters. Together, we will build on DCU’s deserved reputation as an engaged and innovative university, committed to the advance of Irish life.”

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