Category

Projects

Autism Friendly University

Autism is a developmental condition that affects how one understands, relates to, and communicates with, other people, and the world. Common traits among autistic people include difficulty with communication and socialising, repetitive behaviours and heightened sensory perception. These characteristics make it more difficult to meet the everyday academic and social challenges of university life. Over...
Continue Reading

DCU Centre for Climate and Society

We know that our planet is warming. 2020 was the joint warmest year ever recorded, while 2011 to 2020 was the warmest decade on record. Glaciers are melting and sea levels are rising, while extreme weather events and natural disasters now occur with increasing frequency, affecting life and livelihoods. As scientists race to find solutions...
Continue Reading

DCU Exoskeleton Programme

On average, three people a week sustain a life-changing spinal cord injury (SCI) in Ireland, as a result of accidental injury or degenerative disease. The most common cause of traumatic injury is falls (55%) with partial paralysis the most common outcome. Access to skilled rehabilitation is vital to treat spinal cord injuries in order to...
Continue Reading

DCU Covid-19 Research and Innovation Hub

With the world facing a global health crisis unlike any other, DCU established its Covid-19 Research and Innovation Hub in May 2020 to provide swift solutions to the challenges of Covid-19. Backed by philanthropic funding from DCU Educational Trust, the Hub brings together DCU’s research strengths to tackle key problems created by the Covid-19 crisis...
Continue Reading

Write to Read

Ireland suffers from a sizeable literacy achievement gap between children in low and high socio-economic status communities. Research by the Educational Research Centre shows that almost 1 in 5 children in disadvantaged schools leave primary school reading at or below the 10th percentile of standardises tests of reading achievement. At this level, a child would...
Continue Reading

FUSE: Tackling Bullying and Online Safety

The meaning of FUSE is to join or blend to form a single entity. Through Irish and international best research practice, DCU’s National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre developed the FUSE programme to connect the whole school community as one to empower them to tackle bullying and online safety together. In this piece, Darran Heaney,...
Continue Reading

Future-Tech Building

In September 2018 the Department of Education and Skills revealed details of a €24million investment towards a new €50million, state-of-the-art science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) facility at DCU. ‘Future-Tech’ the planned 10,000m² facility is a project that will further advance DCU’s international reputation for excellence in science, computing and engineering disciplines, with a capacity...
Continue Reading

University of Sanctuary

Dublin City University’s designation as Ireland’s first ‘University of Sanctuary’ is a point of great pride for a university community that has long been committed to transforming lives and societies. The refugee crisis in Europe of recent years has posed serious challenges in terms of the role and response of a modern, engaged, European university....
Continue Reading

ANAM: A unique North Dublin Cultural Festival

In September 2017, DCU launched its strategic plan for 2017- 2022, ‘Talent, Discovery and Transformation’, which emphasised the University’s intent to develop significant initiatives in the areas of creativity and culture. One of the plan’s strategic goals outlines the University’s ambition to develop significant cultural engagements with the communities in the region of the University...
Continue Reading
Teachers Inspire Launch

Teachers Inspire

Thanks to a generous philanthropic donation, Dublin City University was delighted to launch a major national initiative in 2019 to recognise the transformative role of teachers and the enormous contribution they make in Irish society. Through a national advertising and publicity campaign, Teachers Inspire encouraged members of the public to share their personal story of...
Continue Reading
1 2 3 4