With all the amenities and activities a student could wish for – plus a fantastic location – Dublin is the perfect place to study. Approximately 25,000 students from outside Ireland attend publicly-funded colleges and more than 100,000 students a year come to learn English at the city’s many English-language schools.

Where you can study

Dublin’s higher-education offering is amongst the best in Europe. The city’s heritage as a place of learning stretches back to the 16th century; since then Dublin’s students and teachers have pioneered advances in disciplines as diverse as medicine, atomic physics and literature. More recently the city’s educators have also excelled in the area of business, technology and digital innovation. Top Universities includes four Dublin universities in its world ranking – the city itself features in its list of ‘best student cit

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Future job prospects

It’s difficult to overestimate the opportunities that Dublin offers new graduates. The world’s largest and most dynamic companies have made a home here, thanks to our business-friendly environment, proximity to Europe, and rich cultural heritage.

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Student Life

The appeal of studying in Dublin – apart from the world-class universities – is this vibrant and storied city itself. Few other places can boast such a dense constellation of cultural attractions, social activities, sporting facilities, and options for retail therapy. It’s a safe place to live too. Read on for everything you need to know about making the most of Dublin while you’re here.

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What's On

Schools Shakespeare Festival

dlr Mill Theatre

Schools Shakespeare Festival 2020 - The 2nd Annual Schools Shakespeare Festival @ dlr Mill Theatre. Taking place over 5 evenings in the Main Auditorium, The 2nd Annual Schools Shakespeare Festival will see school groups perform an excerpt from their chosen Shakespeare text. All performances are 30 minutes and adjudicator Geoff O'Keeffe will present feedback each night. It is a unique opportunity for students to experience Shakespeare as his work should be experienced - on stage. The festival framework gives teachers the opportunity to develop their chosen Shakespeare in class, through perfo

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First Fortnight-The Art of Mental Health

Various Locations

First Fortnight - a charity that challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action. The festival includes motherhood and mental health, an existential crisis in an Aldi, carers taking self-care, an Opera world premiere in a unique space, an Olivier Award winning play, community collaborative sculpture installations, the 45th anniversary of a 5-time Oscar winning feature film, vulnerability in an age of oversharing, a Sea Swim and Batman needing a Break. Check out or download the FF20 festival programme and choose from over 100 events, in 62 venues, across 17 counties in

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Genomics Summit

Aviva Stadium

The Genomics Summit 2020 celebrates its inaugural event on the 23rd January, 2020. Be inspired by this all-star lineup of speakers. The Summit will bring together Irish and International thought leaders and renowned experts to speak on topics that will address the challenges and opportunities in realising the potential of genomics in healthcare. Keynote Speakers: Dr. Robert C. Green, Director of the genomes2people research program; Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Geneticist and Associate Physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital Prof. Howard Jacob, Vice Presid

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20 women-only professor positions approved to close academic gender gap

A Government initiative will create 20 women-only professor roles in higher education institutions across the country. Minister of State for higher education Mary Mitchell O'Connor, TD, announced the approval of 20 women-only professorship roles as part of the Senior Academic Leadership Initiative (SALI). Launched last year, its goal is to accelerate progress in achieving gender balance within academia. The roles were approved by an international assessment panel chaired by Prof Lesley Yellowlees of the University of Edinburgh. Having received approval, 12 institutions will be tasked with filling the positions. The Higher Education Authority (HEA) 2018 Report on Higher Education Institutional Staff Profiles by Gender showed that only 24% of professors in Ireland were women, despite making up 51% of lecturers at university level.

Demand for Physics set to increase as DCU unveils new General Entry Physics for CAO

A General Entry Physics route into Physics programmes at Dublin City University is now available and replaces all previous DCU physics CAO entries. This allows students to gain a comprehensive foundation in Physics in their first year of study before they choose one of three specialist degree programme at the end of Year 1: Applied Physics, Physics with Biomedical Sciences, or Physics with Astronomy. Year 1 focuses on the foundations of classical and modern physics, with an emphasis on practical and IT skills combined with mathematics and computing. In Years 2, 3 and 4, students will study the modules of their chosen degree programme. So what does this mean? There is no change to the overall duration of the three programmes – it's still four years (Honours degree). There is no restriction on the number of students joining a programme in Year 2: they can choose to study whichever subject area they prefer, based on personal interest. Speaking about the new Physics General Entry route, Dr Paul van Kampen said, "From interactions with our students, we find that they like to make that final decision when they are in first year." DCU's School of Physical Sciences prides itself on giving their students much individual attention and exposure to laboratory work. Demand for DCU's Physics General Entry route is expected to be strong this year, as demand for Physics graduates increases thanks to Ireland's buoyant economy.

Four UCD research projects share in EUR65m disruptive technologies windfall

Four research projects at University College Dublin focused on disruptive technologies have received nearly EUR17 million under the second round of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF). Making the announcement at NovaUCD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys, along with Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty, said 16 innovative projects would share in EUR65m of funding over the next three years. This latest round of DTIF funding brings the total amount awarded to date under the scheme to EUR140 million. One in three jobs in Ireland are at risk of disruption from digital technologies, and to help future-proof against possible job losses, the Government created the DTIF as part of Project Ireland 2040.