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DCU National Centre for Family Business

Family firms lie at the heart of communities across Ireland and are the bedrock of the Irish economy, accounting for 64% of all businesses and employing over 938,000 people. Yet for Irish family firms to remain at the heart of their communities for generations to come, they must first address global challenges like transitioning to...
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DCU Sports and Wellbeing

At DCU, we pride ourselves on both the promotion of sports and physical activity as an integral part of the student experience, the outstanding performances of our elite athletes supported through DCU Sports and Wellbeing, and the expertise of our School of Health and Human Performance in the science that underpins sport. DCU Sports and...
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STEM Teacher Internship Programme

Preparing our educators today, to prepare our children for tomorrow… Children and young people today face an unscripted future that is full of possibilities, where developments in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) will create opportunities that we cannot yet imagine in their classrooms, communities and future careers. To prepare children, we must support them...
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DCU Changemaker Schools Network

Our world needs Changemakers… Our world is changing at an unprecedented pace, and we face major challenges that range from climate change to inequality. To take on these big issues facing humanity, we believe our world needs more Changemakers. A Changemaker is someone who has the skills and confidence to lead change in their home,...
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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...
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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...
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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. Access to skilled rehabilitation is vital to maximise functioning, independence and overall wellbeing. DCU Exoskeleton Programme is helping people to walk again DCU’s Exoskeleton Programme enables people who have reduced mobility...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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