Describing itself as a 'university that looks to the future,' Dublin City University (DCU) has been broadening the horizons of students on its lively campus since it opened in 1980. In 2016, the institution expanded merging with several other colleges. This has increased its academic capacity, allowing it to today offer a total of 70 taught programmes across Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Health, Engineering and Computing and DCU Business School faculties including 10 different degrees in teacher education. DCU is home to over 17,000 students and has 80,000 plus alumni. The university boasts a number of Research and Enterprise Hubs that facilitate research partnerships between academics and external organisations. Aswell as billing itself as the first university library to put digital records on the same footing as books and journals, granting access to some 250,000 volumes, a number that is growing as technology improves.
The DCU main campus is located on a 60 acre plot just north of Dublin, one of the most popular and safest cities in the world. Dublin is a vibrant and multicultural European capital, which ranks as the 37th best student city in the world. At DCU, involvement in student organisations is not seen as just a hobby, but an integral part of your education. It supports over 140 clubs and societies, including many international groups, ensuring there's something for everyone.
One of DCU's major focus is business and enterprise: the university estimates 50,000 of their graduates are employed in significant positions within industry. It also prides itself on its USTART start-up accelerator programme, which supports students by lending them space and funding to launch their own businesses.