DCU and Baxter Healthcare

DCU has partnered with leading global medtech company Baxter Healthcare to provide scholarships for DCU students from underrepresented groups and communities.

As part of Baxter’s Activating Change Today initiative, the company have announced three new collaborations to support financially in-need students from multicultural backgrounds pursuing degrees at DCU, University College London and Trinity College Dublin.

Baxter Healthcare has been operating for more than 90 years and has a leading portfolio of diagnostic, critical care, kidney care, nutrition, hospital and surgical products used across patient homes, hospitals, physician offices and other sites of care.

Thanks to funding from Baxter, DCU will offer five teaching masters postgraduate scholarships in the 2023/2024 academic year through its University of Sanctuary programme, which welcomes refugees and asylum seekers into the university. These scholarships will be open to university graduates who are not eligible for state supports or grants, but need to complete a postgraduate degree in Ireland to gain access to the employment market.

Angela Lee, Baxter’s chief diversity officer, said;
“In partnership with Baxter’s MultiCultural Network business resource group – which promotes inclusion and belonging by embracing diversity among different dimensions of race, ethnicity and culture – we’re delighted to work with three higher-educational institutions in the UK and Ireland to help address barriers to education that can exist at the intersection of ethnicity and affordability.”

DCU Educational Trust CEO Joe Quinsey said;
“We are delighted to be partnering with Baxter Healthcare as part of their Activating Change Today initiative. DCU became Ireland’s first University of Sanctuary in 2016, allowing refugees and asylum seekers to pursue higher education in Ireland. Thanks to Baxter’s generous support, we can continue to foster inclusion at postgraduate level.”

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