National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUI Maynooth)

While formally established as an autonomous university in 1997, NUI Maynooth traces its origins to the foundation of the Royal College of St.Patrick in 1795, so that while in one sense it is Ireland’s newest university, it draws strength from a heritage that includes over 200 years of commitment to education and scholarship. NUI Maynooth is today a university of international standing, renowned for the quality and value of its research and scholarship, for its dedication to excellent teaching, and for providing an outstanding learning environment for its students. Today, the University is a place of lively contrasts, combining the peaceful and historic beauty of fine eighteenth century buildings with the dynamism and excitement of modern research and teaching facilities.

While much has changed at Maynooth over the past two centuries, the University’s commitment to scholarship and learning remains central to its mission. The University is home to outstanding academics who have established a strong reputation for research and teaching excellence and hasover 8,000 students from more than 20 countries.

NUI Maynooth has important research strengths in spatial analysis and geocomputation; applied mathematics and applied ICT; immunology and chemical biology; historical and cultural traditions, and business innovation. The University looks outward, engaging with industry and the community to better serve students, the region and the country.

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Dublin City University (DCU)

DCU is a young, innovative, research-intensive and globally-engaged University. A distinctive mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation underpins the delivery of over 120 programmes to 11,500 students across 4 faculties: Humanities & Social Sciences, Science & Health, Engineering & Computing and the DCU Business School.

Our campus experience is international and multi-ethnic with nearly 2000 of our students coming from 116 countries around the world.

DCU is known for its strong focus on social inclusion and community engagement. Currently, over 500 students from disadvantaged backgrounds are supported through the DCU Access Programme. At DCU, knowledge is translated into societal and economic impact. Our research focuses on global-grand challenges such as healthcare needs, sustainable development, multi-cultural societies and conflict resolution. Our enterprise focus is reflected in our national leadership positions in both industry-academic research and successful execution of licences arising from our intellectual property portfolio.

The Generation 21 system of graduate attributes and a fundamental commitment to academic excellence ensure that DCU graduates are equipped to flourish in 21st century society.

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Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)

With a history stretching back over one hundred and twenty years, Dublin Institute of Technology has been recognised as a pioneer in technological higher education. The Institute’s alumni have played important roles in technical and scientific innovation, economic and social development and culture and education both in Ireland and internationally. We nurture innovation and creativity across and between academic disciplines and are committed to making education accessible to people from diverse backgrounds. We develop knowledge which benefits the sustainable development of society. DIT has a distinctive role and a comprehensive offering in the Irish higher education landscape and provides opportunities for progression for students at different stages of their careers.

Today, DIT is one of the largest Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) in Ireland, with over 14,000 full-time equivalent students. The Institute enjoys a diverse student base, where students pursue a wide range of apprenticeship, ordinary degree, honours degree, master’s and doctoral programmes. Our modularisation programme and a range of student support initiatives have enhanced the services and supports available to the student. Research activity is an increasing important component of the Institute’s work including a significant enhancement of technology transfer efforts. We continue to develop our vibrant Community Links initiative working with local communities to enhance their access to education. Organisation change designed to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the Institute is in train. We continue to plan for the development of DIT’s Grangegorman campus, a leading edge development representing a total investment of over €1 billion, the largest investment in higher education in the history of the state.

Building on these successes, DIT is committed to responding to the changes that have emerged in Irish higher education in recent times and embracing the consequent challenges and opportunities, including institutional collaboration, widening participation, growing community engagement and the enhancement of the internationalisation agenda within the Institute.

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Trinity College Dublin (TCD)

Trinity College Dublin was founded in 1592 with a university charter from Queen Elizabeth I and by the grant of a site by Dublin Corporation.

Trinity has expanded over the centuries to become a modern university with some 15,600 students and 3,700 staff. It is now one of the great universities of the world, widely recognized for the high quality of its graduates, the international standing of its research and scholarship, and the value it places on contributing to Irish society and the wider world.

These achievements are a source of pride for the College community, and play their part in what makes Ireland unique on the world stage. We will build on these achievements with a vision that Trinity College Dublin will be further recognized as a university of global consequence—that we will make a yet greater impact commensurate with the talents of our students and staff.

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The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)

Founded in 1784, RCSI is a not-for-profit, largely self-funding academic institution providing education and training in the health sciences in Ireland, Bahrain, Dubai and Malaysia. With over 3,700 students, RCSI operates the largest medical school in Ireland and provides undergraduate courses in Pharmacy and Physiotherapy.

RCSI also delivers postgraduate training and education through its Faculties of Radiology, Dentistry, Nursing, Sports & Exercise Medicine, the School of Postgraduate Studies, the Institute of Leadership as well as the National Surgical Training Centre.

The RCSI Research Institute facilitates translational research and training programmes, commercialises intellectual property arising from its research and develops collaborative links with industry, educational and research institutions globally so that advances in medical science are translated as quickly as possible into patient treatments.

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