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. DCU Glasnevin campus is home to Ireland’s largest arts centre, The Helix, which hosts a wide range of musical, theatrical and dance performances to suit every taste.

The University prides itself on the ‘DCU Student Experience’, for the quality of the learning experience and the friendliness of the campus. The aim is to ensure that each student who studies at DCU receives personalised attention and every opportunity to develop themselves academically, professionally and personally.

Fast Facts

  • Established: 1989
  • Number of students: 17, 400 (2020)
  • DCU has 4 campuses Glasnevin, St Patrick’s College, All Hallows Campus, and Mater Dei Campus
  • 1 of 17 European Universities selected to be part of the European University Alliance.
  • In 2017, a record almost 6,000 students placed a DCU course as their first choice on the CAO application.
  • In 2017, DCU received the Athena Swan Bronze Award for gender equality.
  • DCU has the highest rate of students who enter via access routes.
  • DCU ranked 1st in Ireland and 19th in the world for graduate employability (2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings)
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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