History, Affiliation and Rankings
University College Dublin, also called as UCD, was established in 1854 and has a prestigious 160 years of heritage. It was initially known as the Catholic University of Ireland. It went through many name changes in 1880 & 1908. In 1997 it was called the National University of Dublin and after ministerial orders in 1998, it got its final name as University College Dublin. It is affiliated with AMBA EUA NUI IUA UI CESAER. US News & World Report in its 2020 edition has ranked UCD as the top university in Ireland.
Infrastructure, Campus and Courses
The UCD campus is spread over 330 acres and has 6 colleges for Arts & Humanities, Classics, History, Music, Engineering, Architecture, Chemical & Bioprocess & Civil Engineering, Information & communication studies, Law & Earth Sciences. The most popular majors at UCD include Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Social Sciences; Psychology; Engineering; and Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences.
Accomplishments & Alumni
University College Dublin has an international reputation for being at the forefront of innovative research and creative discovery. Also, UCD works closely with the Irish State Agencies and EU funding bodies to develop collaborative industry linkages and can advise on the wide range of public funding mechanisms for research collaboration. Notable alumni of UCD include the author and poet James Joyce, Irish novelist Maeve Binchy, Irish actor Gabriel Byrne, rugby player Brian O' Driscoll, film director Neil Jordan, broadcaster Vincent Browne, and businessman Tony O' Reilly, former President of Ireland Douglas Hyde and Irish novelist Roddy Doyle.
Student Diversity and Visiting companies
University is committed to student diversity regardless of race, gender, sex, religion, sexual orientation nationality and their recent report mentions that out of their 29,000 enrolments around 7923 were international students. Students can sign up at target connect which advertises for recruitments fairs providing exciting opportunities for vacancies and internships in the field of Business, Engineering, Finance & Management. Top hiring companies are Accenture, SAP, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Linkedin, HubSpot and many more.
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