Research for Society


Breakthrough solutions for a better world…

At DCU, our research is born out of new thinking and an innate drive to find solutions for a better world.

Our ability to conduct research that positively transforms lives and societies is greatly enhanced through our philanthropic partnerships.

Together with our supporters, we are harnessing DCU’s unique areas of expertise to address society’s greatest challenges. We lead the way in bringing fresh thinking to the complex issues we face today, from advancing early years STEM education and bringing a humanities and social science perspective to the challenge of climate change, to devising engineering solutions to provide clean water for all.

To find out more, we invite you to explore some of the initiatives supported by our Research for Society Fund below:

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...
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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...
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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...
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All Ireland Citizen Science Water Project

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), just 53% of rivers, and 50% of Irish lakes are in satisfactory ecological...
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