DCU Polaris Building

DCU Polaris is more than just a new building. It’s a guiding light for the future of education and a catalyst that will kick-start DCU’s ambitious next chapter. Polaris will be a new home for STEM at DCU, accelerating advances in how we educate, research, innovate and connect. DCU Polaris is rapidly taking shape on...
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University of Sanctuary

DCU’s University of Sanctuary programme welcomes refugees and asylum seekers into the university community and fosters a culture of inclusion for all. Since we became Ireland’s first University of Sanctuary in 2016, we have provided 42 scholarships together with holistic supports that enable asylum seekers to overcome financial and logistical obstacles to enrolling in higher...
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ANAM: A unique North Dublin Cultural Festival

In September 2017, DCU launched its strategic plan for 2017- 2022, ‘Talent, Discovery and Transformation’, which emphasised the University’s intent to develop significant initiatives in the areas of creativity and culture. One of the plan’s strategic goals outlines the University’s ambition to develop significant cultural engagements with the communities in the region of the University...
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Teachers Inspire Launch

Teachers Inspire

Thanks to a generous philanthropic donation, Dublin City University was delighted to launch a major national initiative in 2019 to recognise the transformative role of teachers and the enormous contribution they make in Irish society. Through a national advertising and publicity campaign, Teachers Inspire encouraged members of the public to share their personal story of...
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DCU Annual Fund

Each year DCU alumni and friends give generously to the DCU Annual Fund to support Access scholarships, sports scholarships, research activities and academic excellence. Regular gifts through the Annual Fund are vital to ensure we can continue to provide life-changing scholarships for our students. If you share our passion for transforming lives and society through...
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DCU Access Programme

We believe that talented youth should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential in life, no matter who they are or where they come from. This is why we operate the largest access programme of any university in Ireland with over 1,000 Access students enrolled at DCU in 2022/23. Our Access Programme encourages young people...
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All Ireland Citizen Science Water Project

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), just 53% of rivers, and 50% of Irish lakes are in satisfactory ecological health. This poor water quality has serious consequences, fuelling a biodiversity crisis and damaging ecosystems upon which our food supply, health, livelihoods and economies depend. The All Ireland Citizen Science Water Project seeks to build...
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Visual Arts Initiative

Pablo Picasso once said, “art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”  We believe that art in all its forms enriches the student experience and develops the rounded individual. The DCU collection includes 300 art pieces displayed on campus, with significant pieces including the 1911 Memorial by Michelle Rogers and Knock-a-Lough, by...
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UStart – Empowering Student Entrepreneurs

DCU’s UStart was Ireland’s first student start-up accelerator programme. It enables students to discover and develop their entrepreneurial flair. It empowers them to become trail-blazing social and business entrepreneurs, by helping to bring their innovative ideas to market. Our programme provides training, seed funding and access to mentors and sector specialists. This approach has already...
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Student Leadership and Life-skills Centre

At DCU, we seek to develop well-rounded graduates who will be sought after by employers and who can make a significant impact on society. Located in the new Student Centre, the Student Leadership and Life-Skills Centre will support our students in their personal and professional development. It will offer programmes to develop the skills and...
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