Founded as the national training body for surgery in Ireland, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences has been at the forefront of healthcare education and research since 1784. Today, RCSI is an innovative, world-leading international health sciences university with its headquarters in Dublin.
RCSI is exclusively focused on education and research to drive improvements in human health worldwide. With an emphasis on clinical and patient-centred research, the university collaborates with national and international researchers, institutions and industry partners to drive impactful discoveries.
The medical school at RCSI is one of the world’s leading international medical schools and is the largest medical school in Ireland. RCSI also provides undergraduate courses in pharmacy and physiotherapy. Its pioneering approach to education equips graduates to thrive in complex clinical settings across the world.
RCSI is ranked number one globally for Good Health and Well-being in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings 2020. It is ranked among the top 250 universities worldwide in the THE World University Rankings (2021) and is ranked second among the universities in Ireland.