University College Dublin has its origins in the mid-nineteenth century under the leadership of the renowned educationalist John Henry Cardinal Newman. Since its foundation in 1854, the University has flourished and made a unique and substantial contribution to the creation of modern Ireland, based on successful engagement with Irish society on every level and across every sphere of activity.
UCD is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities; an environment where undergraduate education, masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity.
University College Dublin (UCD) belongs to the top 200 universities in the world and the top 100 universities in Europe.
(in the world)
|Times Higher Education World University Rankings||2022||201||97|
|Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities||2021||301||112|
|QS World University Rankings||2022||173||86|