Entries are now closed for the first Dublin Postgraduate Scholarship for students from France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The winner will receive a full scholarship covering all costs: tuition, accommodation, flights and living expenses. Entries are subject to Terms & Conditions. The winner will be notified by 1st June 2022. One of the best student cities in Europe, vibrant and lively with a young population, Dublin is home to world class institutions offering a competitive academic environment. There’s also dozens of globally recognised multinationals, particularly in the areas of finance, tech, life sciences and business services. Al
As the pandemic wore on into 2020, and the use of face masks became ubiquitous, the Dublin Place Brand team partnered with the National College of Art & Design (NCAD) to create a series of eye-catching designs. This project aimed not only to keep people safe, but also to celebrate what it means to be a Dubliner. We asked the students at NCAD to highlight Dublin’s creative, cosmopolitan and unique elements within their designs and instil them with a sense of place and belonging. Over 30 high-quality designs were presented, from which seven outstanding designs were chosen. We then worked with a small,
The Digital for Youth programme You may be tempted to believe that the next generation of our digitally native Gen-Z-bred workforce is already equipped with all the digital skills they’ll ever need. That’s not always the case, though. Despite their hunger to learn, a significant amount of young people lack access to digital training, devices and WiFi. For those with access, mastering social media promotion is still not enough. Our modern workplaces also require an understanding of project management, analysis and presentation skills. Luckily, the Digital For Youth Enactus programme, started by a group of UCD students, is working hard to address this digital skil
Lifelong learning is crucial to the quality of an individual’s life. It boosts self-esteem, increases employability, helps individuals meet new people from a range of backgrounds and transcend social boundaries, all while enriching local communities. That’s why Dublin has joined the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) and formally became a Learning City in 2019. The initiative seeks to promote the various ways people can learn something new, both inside and outside the classroom, through traditional and non-traditional methods. It aims to ensure that educati
Dublin Tech Summit draws the most influential tech and business leaders from across the world. Across two days, experts from over 70 countries come together to share knowledge, debate the latest trends, and network in Dublin – a city fast becoming the heart of the European tech community. Are you interested in scaling your start-up? Do you want to future-proof your business? Learn more about diversity in tech? Make global change? Join our community of leaders at DTS, the chosen platform to help accelerate growth across the globe.
UCD Global: Welcoming international staff and students With a huge urban campus, state-of-the-art facilities and the largest student body of any university in Ireland, UCD welcomes hundreds of new international students every year and contributes significantly to Dublin’s diversity. UCD prides itself on being Ireland’s global university. And it has international campuses and strong links to academic institutions in locations as far-flung as Beijing and M
We sat down with Professor Philip Nolan, president of Maynooth University, to discuss his plans for the university, which lies on the periphery of Dublin. His role focuses on creating a strategy and implementing this to grow and develop the university. Maynooth University is home to over 1,000 staff and 13,000 students, and more than 1,200 of these are international students hailing from over 60 countries. The university offers a wide range of excellent academic programmes which are delivered by leading researchers in various fields, and students are challenged and encouraged to reach their full potential in this top-class learning environment. C
Doing a Masters in Dublin: An international student’s experience Romina Dashghachian is from Germany, while her parents are from Iran, and she came to Ireland to study in Dublin. In 2019, she began her Masters Degree in Public Relations at DCU. During her stay, Romina shared her experience as an international student with Dublin.ie. Why Romina did her Masters in Dublin Romina reckons that Dublin and her hometown of Munich have a lot in common. “Munich has a community feel, so you never feel like you’re in a giant anonymous city,” she says. “And that’s why I like Dublin as well. When you’re here, you don’
Choosing a school for your child is a big decision and one that weighs heavily on many parents and guardians. You may be wondering if fee-paying, private schools are the best option. Is it really worth paying for? What should you consider before making the call? And what sort of money can you expect to pay? Here’s Dublin.ie’s guide to fee-paying schools, written by Peter McGuire who regularly reports on education in Ireland and compiles The Irish Times‘ annual feeder school list. How many private schools does Dublin have? There are 34 fee-paying, private schools in Dublin. The majority of them are concentrated around the south of th
What libraries might be to budding writers, CoderDojos are to the future whizz kids of tech: a place to share ideas and find inspiration with no exam pressure or set curriculum. CoderDojo was founded in 2011 by then eighteen-year-old Cork native, James Whelton, who received international attention when he spoke at a Web Summit about how he hacked his iPad Nano to turn it into a watch. Whelton was subsequently hounded by schoolmates wanting to know how they might learn to code. “I was never recognised as being high-achieving or academic at school. It was frustrating as I was really good at programming but getting my ass kicked by my pass maths teacher,” Whelton
Ireland might be a small country, but our universities and colleges are incredibly diverse. Every year, tens of thousands of students from over 130 countries come here to study.
Dublin was never on Anna Grimard’s trajectory. Now, an MSc in Marketing, a red-haired fiancé and a managerial role with an award-winning Irish travel company later, she tells us all about what Liffeyside life has to offer. Originally from Florida, it took a while – and a hint from Hollywood – before Anna ended up crossing the Atlantic. “I did my undergrad in advertising in Georgia, in the States, so I was in Atlanta for three years. When I left, I kinda moved around a bit… I ended up in Tennessee, working at a children’s non-profit museum, which was super fun – but I was so obsessed then with getting something in advertising.” At the time, jobs in her fiel