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(UCD) is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities; an environment where , , research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity. UCD is currently ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide. UCD is also Ireland's most globally engaged university with over 30,000 students drawn from over 139 countries, including almost 5,000 students based at locations outside of Ireland. UCD students and worldwide network of 269,000 alumni benefit from a UCD education that enables them to thrive and contribute in an increasingly global community. As the number one 'university of destination' for international students coming to Ireland, UCD's 7,923 international students make up 27% of the student body, while international academics make up 30% of UCD's faculty. As Ireland's largest university, with its great strength and diversity of disciplines, UCD embraces its role to contribute to the flourishing of Ireland through the study of people, society, business, economy, culture, languages and the creative arts, as well as through research and innovation.
The spectrum of research and innovation at UCD encompasses individual scholars, research groups, start-up companies and large-scale collaborations with industry and other partners. is conducted within each of the University's extensive range of disciplines, and in multidisciplinary research programmes addressing challenges of global scale.
In 2017/18 UCD researchers secured €122.4 million in research grants from national and international funding agencies, companies and foundations. Since 2008 UCD researchers have secured over €1 billion in such grants. Their research underpins national research and technology institutes and centres, including the SFI funded , , Bioeconomy Research Centre (BEACON) and .
UCD is globally recognised for its excellence in teaching and learning – 20 subjects are ranked in the top 100 in the world (). This quality of teaching is complemented by a high standard of support. UCD is Ireland's leader in graduate education with over 9,000 graduate students; almost a quarter of whom are graduate research students. 1,571 PhD students benefit from a structured PhD programme as well as the research-led education culture at UCD. For the last two years UCD has ranked (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018, 2019).
The University's main Dublin campus occupies an extensive parkland estate of 133 hectares and offers world-leading facilities including the , , and . There are excellent sports and library facilities available to students, including the famous James Joyce library. The Student Sports & Social Centre features a 50 metre swimming pool, theatre and cinema. UCD is well serviced by a public transport network that connects the campus to Dublin city centre.
UCD School of Art History & Cultural Policy has a dynamic postgraduate communuity and offers both taught postgraduate and research degrees in Art History and in Cultural Policy. Our taught MA in Art History, Collections and Curating provides advanced postgraduate academic training in the history of art, with a special focus on collections and curatorial practice. It offers the opportunity to hone skills in the interpretation, critique, and analysis of works of art and architecture, developing the knowledge and capacity to pursue future careers in academia, research, writing, and curatorship. The School is also the centre for the only Masters in Cultural Policy and Arts Management within Ireland, which provides professional training for managers and leaders in the arts and heritage fields. At MLitt and PhD level we offer supervision in a range of diverse subject areas.
The UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics offers coordinated undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in all aspects of Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, Computational Science, Meteorology, Statistics and Actuarial Science.
The members of the School have outstanding international records of excellence in research across the Mathematical Sciences: Algebra and Analysis, including the Mathematics underpinning communications theory, Physical Applied Mathematics (Fluid Dynamics, Meteorology, Theoretical Physics…) and Non-Physical Applied Mathematics (ICT, Biological, Financial etc.), Statistics (Biostatistics, Environmental Statistics, Epidemiology…) and Actuarial Sciences. As is clear from this list, the importance of the Mathematical Sciences continue to grow both in depth and in breadth; progress in science, in all its aspects, requires close involvement of the mathematical core; new science and new mathematics go hand in hand.
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