Kaplan University Partners
Over 160 Years of Education
UCD is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities; an environment where undergraduate education, masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity.
Since its foundation, the University has made a unique contribution to the creation of modern Ireland, based on successful engagement with Irish society on every level and across every sphere of activity. The international standing of UCD has grown in recent years; it is currently ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide. UCD is also Ireland's most globally engaged university with over 33,000 students drawn from 144 countries, including almost 4,000 students based at locations outside of Ireland. The University's main Dublin campus occupies an extensive parkland estate of 133 hectares and offers world-leading facilities including the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science, UCD Sutherland School of Law, UCD Lochlan Quinn School of Business, UCD Moore Centre for Business, and the UCD Student Centre.
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 University's Strategy 2020-2024 Rising to the Future outlines the objectives and major strategic initiatives set in place in order to accomplish UCD's vision for this era.
As one of the most respected universities of Ireland, UCD has set laid out a strategy for 2020-2024 and has set a path for itself that will contribute to the prosperity of Ireland and the world. Also, UCD has a remarkable distinction as selected as the top university in Ireland for the third time in a row from 2018 to 2020 by the QS Graduate Employability Rankings.
The university has been consistently ranked amongst the top one percent of higher education institutions globally. Also, the US News & World Report in 2020 rated UCD as the top globally ranked university in Ireland.