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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Plan your study

Everything you should consider before moving to Dublin to study. Visas, fees, travel, accommodation, course entry requirements... there's plenty to think about before you make your study trip. But don't panic - with a little bit of preparation you won't have to deal with any surprises. This is your guide to all the various things you'll need to deal with - both before you leave for Dublin and when you arrive.

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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

UCD Celebration of 10 years of BA in International Modern Languages


Alumni event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the BA in International Modern Languages. The Modern Languages programme is itself a major instrument of internationalisation for UCD. This anniversary will be the first social event that will profile it, bringing together past and former students, along with experts (staff) and guests from various European countries. The event is open to staff, current students, alumni, and possibly some external participants.

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Machine Learning and Deep Learning Day


Machine Learning and Deep Learning Day - Machine Learning is a field of Artificial Intelligence that uses statistical techniques to give computer systems the ability to "learn" from data, without being explicitly programmed. The "deep" in Deep Learning refers to the number of layers through which the data is transformed. Deep Learning is a new area of Machine Learning research, which has been introduced with the objective of moving Machine Learning closer to its original goals. In deep learning, each level learns to transform its input data into a slightly more abstract and composite represent

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Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Technology

St James's Hospital

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Technology 2019 at St James's Hospital is designed to provide the non AI expert with a basic understanding of AI concepts and a road map to the application of AI in healthcare. Intended for clinicians, healthcare professionals, engineers and scientists, the objective of the seminar is to demystify AI and to provide an understanding of the practical issues on the pathway from concepts to application. This event is presented by Mercer's Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA) at St James's Hospital, Dublin, with the Dept. of Medical Physics & Bioengine

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DCU Academics receive prestigious awards for outstanding academic research achievements

Two DCU academics, Dr. Gabriel-Miro Muntean and Professor Regina Connolly, have been awarded the Inaugural 2019 LERO Director's Prizes. LERO is Ireland's largest SFI-funded software research centre, and the Director's prizes are awarded in recognition of outstanding academic research achievement and contribution. The LERO's Director's prize for Research Excellence was presented to Dr Gabriel-Miro Muntean from DCU's School of Electronic Engineering. This award was in recognition of his research record in the area of adaptive multi-media and multi-sensory networking. The LERO Director's Prize for Diversity and Inclusion was presented to Professor Regina Connolly from DCU's Business School. This award was in recognition of her research record in the area of digital inclusion and its impact on public policy transformation. Professor Brian Fitzgerald, Director of LERO, presented the awards at the annual LERO Summit in Athlone earlier this week. "What makes LERO unique is the high calibre of its academic members and it is a credit to the Centre that we had so many strong nominations for the inaugural Director's Prize. Congratulations to the 2019 Lero Director's Prizewinners. They are leaders in their respective fields and I wish them well as they continue achieving excellence," Professor Fitzgerald said.


Trinity scientists among world’s elite

Numerous scientists from Trinity are among the world's elite according to a new citation metrics database that systematically and objectively ranks 100,000 of the most-cited scientists across the globe based on their research output. Compiled by an independent team of researchers and recently published in leading international journal PLOS Biology, the database features 81 scientists from Trinity, whose research is conducted across a huge range of scientific fields and sub-fields. Those 81 feature among a total of 312 scientists affiliated with Irish institutions, with the highest ranked trio in Trinity also the highest ranked trio from Ireland. Professor of Biochemistry, Luke O'Neill - a global pioneer in inflammation and immunology research, sits at 477th in the most recent list. Professor O'Neill said, "I am indeed honoured to see our research being recognised, which is a testament to the impact of the discoveries made by my team members over the years."


The Emergence of Technological Universities in Ireland

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) and the Higher Education Authority (HEA), invited leading figures in Higher Education to share their vision of the future of technological education in Ireland. Irish and European Higher Education experts, policy-makers, and a range of industry and community stakeholders attended the symposium - The Emergence of Technological Universities in Ireland. In his opening remarks, Professor David FitzPatrick, President of TU Dublin, said, "Finally, we have arrived! After many years of discussion and debate, Technological Universities are now a part of the Irish higher education landscape and today's discussion is about the contribution that this new kind of institution will make." Addressing the audience of Higher Education experts and stakeholders, Professor FitzPatrick, said, "TU Dublin is the first to launch, and already we would claim to be unique in many respects. We are now the only University in this country that can offer students opportunities from Apprenticeship to PhD level and every level in between. TU Dublin has the largest student body, with an intake of over 5000 students for this academic year, but also the most diverse and inclusive in socio-economic terms and in terms of students with diverse abilities, with nearly 20% of new entrants coming through specific routes such as HEAR, DARE and Access programmes. Our academic staff and researchers engage very directly with industry, translating their work into innovative applications, products and services, and communicating their findings widely."