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Universities of Ireland: Education in Ireland

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Some of the universities of Ireland that aims and works to provide good education to its national and international students are:

1. University College Dublin, Belfield

Universities of Ireland
Universities of Ireland

University College Dublin is a research university in Belfield, Ireland. Also referred to as UCD, it is a member institution of the National University of Ireland. Originally founded as a part of some other body in 1854, it got its own right in 1908. Earlier known as the Catholic University of Ireland, it is the largest university in Ireland. The university constitutes about 6 colleges, few research centers, and schools.

2. National University of Ireland Galway

Universities of Ireland
Universities of Ireland

The National University of Ireland is located in Galway, Ireland. It is also known as NUI Galway. This reputed university is counted in the top 1% of the university in QS World University Rankings in 2018. It has also received full five QS stars for excellence. It was earlier known as Queen’s College Galway and University College Galway. The four colleges providing education to the undergraduates and postgraduate students are the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies, College of Science and Engineering, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, and College of Business, Public Policy, and Law.

3. Trinity College Dublin

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Universities of Ireland

Trinity College is officially known by the name College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth. This prestigious college of Ireland is located near Dublin, Ireland. It was founded by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592. It is one of the 7 ancient universities of Ireland and Britain. Trinity College is also Ireland’s oldest surviving university. The college is acclaimed in the fields of Literature, Law, and Humanities. It is also the sister college to Oriel College, Oxford, and St John’s College, Cambridge. This university faculty provides education in Engineering, Mathematics and Sciences, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and Health Sciences.

4. Dublin City University

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Universities of Ireland

Dublin City University also referred to as DCU is an education institute located on the Northside of Dublin, Ireland. In 1975. It was originally founded as the National Institute for Higher Education. It was elevated to university status in 1989. DCU also has four other educational institutions incorporated in it that provide education in Ireland are All Hallows College, St Patrick’s College, Mater Dei Institute of Education, and the Church of Ireland College of Education. The five-campus of DCU is The main campus, All Hallows campus, DCU Alpha Innovation Campus, Sports campus (St Clare’s), and St Patrick’s campus in Drumcondra.

5. National College of Ireland

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Universities of Ireland

National College of Ireland also abbreviated as NCI is a non-profit, state-aided 3rd-level education institution in the city of Dublin. In 1951, it was founded as a Jesuit venture along with Trade Unions. Now an autonomous college, this college provides full and part-time courses from the postgraduate level and undergraduate level. It specializes in offering education in finance, psychology, digital marketing, finance, business, cloud computing, data analytics, human resource management, computing, management, fintech, accountancy, education, and cybersecurity. The main campus of IFSC is in Dublin.

6. Dublin Business School

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Universities of Ireland

Dublin Business School also abbreviated as DBS is a public college in the city of Dublin. It incorporates Portobello College and is one of the 2 largest independent colleges in Ireland. DBS offers a range of part-time and full-time undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It provides education in courses such as law, accounting, business, event management,  arts, IT, media studies, and psychology. The business school has around 6 campuses around the city, Main Campus in Aungier Street, and other locations in Dame Street, Balfe Street, and South Great George’s Street.

7. Waterford Institute of Technology

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Universities of Ireland

Waterford Institute of Technology is also known as WIT is based in the city of Waterford, Ireland. It is a state-funded higher education institution. It offers programs in engineering, business, humanities, and health sciences. The five campuses of the university are the Applied Technology Building, College Street, Carriganore, Cork Road, and the Granary. The schools providing education innovation disciplines are the School of Humanities, School of Engineering, School of Health Sciences, School of Business, and School of Science and Computing.

8. University College Cork

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Universities of Ireland

University College Cork is a university located in Cork is operated under the National University of Ireland. UCC was founded as one of three Queen’s Colleges located in Cork, Belfast, and Galway in 1845. It got its university rights under the Irish Universities Act of 1908. The institute has bagged much recognition as among the top universities of Ireland and has been ranked among the best universities. The colleges and centers providing education in Ireland are the Centre for Architectural Education, College of Medicine, and Health and  Humanities.

9. Maynooth University

Universities of Ireland
Universities of Ireland

The National University of Ireland, Maynooth also abbreviated as NUIM is located in Maynooth, Ireland. It is commonly known as Maynooth University or MU and serves as a constituent university of the National University of Ireland. Homing MU in its area Maynooth is the only university town in Ireland. MU is a combination of two campuses southern campus and northern campus. It was also ranked by QS World University Rankings in the 701–750 bracket in the year 2019. Providing top-quality education the university has 3 faculties which further have many schools and departments, they are Social Sciences; Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy, and Science and Engineering.

10. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Universities of Ireland
Universities of Ireland

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland also abbreviated as RCSI is located in Dublin, Ureaknd. It is responsible for the medical specialty of surgery in the whole of Ireland. It provides undergraduate degrees in   Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, and Medicine disciplines. The faculties of RCSI are the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Physiotherapy, School of Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Radiologists, Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, and RCSI Institute of Leadership.

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