University College Dublin is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities and is ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide. UCD is also Ireland's most globally engaged university with over 30,000 students drawn from 136 countries, including almost 4,000 students based at locations outside of Ireland.
The University's main Dublin campus occupies an extensive parkland estate of more than 130 hectares and offers world-leading facilities including theUCD O'Brien Centre for Science,UCD Sutherland School of Law,UCD Lochlan Quinn School of Business,UCD Moore Centre for BusinessandUCD Student Centre.
The campus offers students access to a thriving, English-speaking European capital city, which is among the safest in the world and is renowned for its welcome as much as it is for its vibrancy.
As Ireland's largest university, with its great strength and diversity of disciplines, UCD embraces its role to contribute to the flourishing of Ireland, Europe and the wider world. Built on the traditions of the past, we are a university of the future, connected and connecting, engaged and engaging, committed to a sustainable future built on a healthy biosphere. The University's Strategy 2020-2024Rising to the Futureoutlines the objectives and major strategic initiatives set in place in order to accomplish UCD's mission and vision for this era.