With all the amenities and activities a student could wish for – plus a fantastic location – Dublin is the perfect place to study. Approximately 25,000 students from outside Ireland attend publicly-funded colleges and more than 100,000 students a year come to learn English at the city’s many English-language schools.

Where you can study

Dublin’s higher-education offering is amongst the best in Europe. The city’s heritage as a place of learning stretches back to the 16th century; since then Dublin’s students and teachers have pioneered advances in disciplines as diverse as medicine, atomic physics and literature. More recently the city’s educators have also excelled in the area of business, technology and digital innovation. Top Universities includes four Dublin universities in its world ranking – the city itself features in its list of ‘best student cit

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Future job prospects

It’s difficult to overestimate the opportunities that Dublin offers new graduates. The world’s largest and most dynamic companies have made a home here, thanks to our business-friendly environment, proximity to Europe, and rich cultural heritage.

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Student Life

The appeal of studying in Dublin – apart from the world-class universities – is this vibrant and storied city itself. Few other places can boast such a dense constellation of cultural attractions, social activities, sporting facilities, and options for retail therapy. It’s a safe place to live too. Read on for everything you need to know about making the most of Dublin while you’re here.

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What's On

Microscopy Society of Ireland Symposium


Microscopy Society of Ireland Symposium 2020 - The annual MSI Symposium will be hosted in Trinity College Dublin. The MSI Winter Symposium 2020 brings together microscopy users and specialists across a broad spectrum of the life, physical, and instrumental sciences from across Ireland. Encompassing microscopy in all its diverse forms, the symposium aims to be a friendly and inclusive environment where scientists at all career stages can present their work. Talks from postgraduate students and other early career researchers are strongly encouraged. The symposium will open on the January 8

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The National Holocaust Memorial Day

The Mansion House

The National Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration takes place in Dublin every year on the Sunday nearest to the 27 of January, in the Round Room at the Mansion House. It is organised under the auspices of Holocaust Education Trust Ireland in association with The Department of Justice and Equality and Dublin City Council. The Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration cherishes the memory of all who perished in the Holocaust. It recalls six million Jewish men, women and children and millions of others who were persecuted and murdered by the Nazis because of their ethnicity, disability, sexual orie

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‘As an astronomer, we always have to justify our research’

After completing her undergraduate degree in physics and astrophysics at Trinity College Dublin, Dr Emma Whelan went on to complete a PhD at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS). She stayed at DIAS afterwards, working as a scientific administrator as part of the European Research Network as well as carrying out her own research. After stints in Grenoble in France and Tübingen in Germany, Whelan returned to Ireland in 2015 to take up a position at Maynooth University.


DCU researchers digging for solutions to climate issues

DCU researchers in the School of Chemical Sciences and the Insight Centre for Data Analytics have joined forces to quite literally dig for solutions to counteract climate issues including biodiversity loss and rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. Marking World Soil Day researchers including Dr Blánaid White, DCU's School of Chemical Sciences, Dr Alan Lee, Dr Brian Kelleher, Dr Margaret McCaul along with PhD student Anthony Grey are currently working on a range of projects exploring the effects of biodiversity loss and effects on the ecosystem. Ecosystem functions and biodiversity are critical to maintaining soil health, and good soil health is paramount to support the agriculture industry. Dr White and Dr Alan Lee are collaborating on the Farm-Ecos project funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine, with the duo focussing on the crucial piece of the jigsaw which is the health of Irish soils. The Farm-Ecos project investigates the extent of soil health in Irish soils which are farmed using different management practices. This investigation of soil health, along with the other components of the Farm-Ecos project which examine habitat quality and landscape connectivity, will enable the building of an evidence base for novel, cost- effective measures to protect and enhance farmland biodiversity.


Eight UCD Schools win Athena SWAN awards for gender equality commitment

Eights Schools at University College Dublin have won Athena SWAN Bronze awards for their commitment to gender equality. Recognised for their efforts on gender equality, the UCD School of Medicine, UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science, and UCD College of Engineering and Architecture, made up of six Schools, received the honour. Athena SWAN (Scientific Women’s Academic Network) is a charter aimed at encouraging the career advancement of women in STEM, and higher education and research. Each Bronze Award celebrates good practice towards the advancement of gender equality and representation. There are now 12 Schools at UCD which have achieved Athena SWAN awards, with a further nine Schools and one College seeking recognition. “Diversity is one of the core values in UCD’s strategy, and one of our strategic objectives is the attraction and retention of an excellent and diverse cohort of students, faculty and staff,” said Professor Orla Feely, UCD Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Impact and Chair of UCD’s Gender Equality Action Group.