University College Dublin

Established in 1854, University College Dublin (UCD) is Ireland’s largest, most diverse and globally engaged research intensive university with over 30,000 students from some 120 countries worldwide.

Founded on the educational principles of its first Rector, John Henry Newman, the university seeks to contribute to society through the excellence and impact of its research and scholarship, the quality of its graduates and through its engagement nationally and internationally.

At UCD, research and innovation are seen as essential drivers of a dynamic economy, an informed society and a vibrant culture. UCD scholars work on tackling diverse national and global challenges, and the university community comprises individual scholars, research groups, start-up companies and large-scale collaborations with Government, industry and other partners.

Among its best-known graduates is the writer James Joyce, author of Ulysses, and regarded as ‘the father of the modern novel’.

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The beefed up border between Bulgaria and Turkey. Stefan Rousseau PA Archive

Do we all have a right to cross borders?

In an unequal, globalised world, should we be able to move between states as freely as we can within them?
A supporter of Hillary Clinton reacts as Australians watch the results of the U.S. presidential election at the University of Sydney, Australia. Jason Reed/Reuters

How the U.S. presidential results are being seen around the globe

Scholars from the U.S., Ireland, Australia and France provide perspective on President-elect Donald Trump.
En zone urbaine, pas de végétation et des revêtements qui absorbent et conservent la chaleur. Pierre Duchemin/Flickr

Pourquoi les températures grimpent-elles en ville ?

Il fait presque toujours plus chaud dans les villes. Un effet de l’îlot de chaleur urbain. Décryptage de ce phénomène.
Donald Trump joue sur deux registres : le déclin et sa propre capacité à restaurer la grandeur de l’Amérique. Erik S. Lesser/EPA

Donald Trump, symptôme de la peur du déclin de l’empire américain

La surprenante ascension du magnat américain, qui bouscule les élites traditionnelles, a lieu dans un climat dépressionnaire outre-Atlantique. La France n’a pas le monopole de l’angoisse du lendemain.

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