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Dublin Universities and Institutes of Higher Education

Dublin’s three main universities are Trinity College, University College Dublin and Dublin City University. The city also has a number of other notable technical institutions as well as art and design colleges.

The three largest universities in Dublin are spread across the city. The oldest, Trinity College Dublin (TCD) is located in the city centre. University College Dublin (UCD) is on Dublin’s Southside, while the newest university, Dublin City University (DCU) is on the Northside of the city. All three universities offer Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral courses of a very high standard. As might be expected for universities with a long history, TCD and UCD are noted for their achievements in humanities and related subjects, while DCU, as a recently founded university, is at the cutting edge of technological and information based education industries.

Trinity College Dublin
Originally the University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin was founded in 1592. TCD had 15,492 registered students as of 2008. Ranked 49th in the top 100 world universities and 13th in the top 50 European universities by Times Higher Education Supplement Universities league table, TCD is one of Dublin’s most prestigious institutions.

University College Dublin
University College Dublin (UCD) (Irish: An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath) – originally the University College Dublin, part of the National University of Ireland, Dublin with NUI Maynooth and NUI, University College Galway, UCD is Ireland's largest university, with over 1,300 subjects offered and 17,000 students.

Dublin City University
Dublin City University (DCU) is located between Glasnevin and Ballymun on the Northside of Dublin. Created as the National Institute for Higher Education, Dublin in 1975, it enrolled its first students in 1980 and was granted university standing (along with the University of Limerick) in 1989. The university currently has around 6,500 undergraduate students and over 2,400 postgraduate students. DCU is ranked 133rd in the European rankings and 302nd in the World university rankings.
Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland. E-mail: registry@dcu.ie, Tel.: +353-1-7005566

Dublin Institute of Technology
The Dublin Institute of Technology DIT was officially founded in 1992 but had been previously set up in 1978 on a temporary basis.. The institution differs from other Institutes of Technology and colleges in Ireland in so far as it has achieved near pseudo university status; regardless of this anomaly it continues to build on its long tradition of providing education from certificate to doctorate level. The Institute currently has around 20,000 undergraduate students, and maintains several campuses in the city centre including on Aungier Street, Bolton Street and Kevin Street.. Though technically not a university, DIT has the same conferring powers as the other main Irish universities.
Dublin Institute of Technology, 143-149 Rathmines Road, Dublin 6 , Telephone +353 1 4023000, Email: admissions@dit.ie

Institute of Art, Design and Technology
The Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dun Laoghaire on Dublin’s Southside was founded in 1997. It has conferring powers at level 8 of the Higher Education Training Awards Council and provides unique courses in photography, design, graphics and the visual arts. Building from humble beginnings, IADT is a successful, rapidly expanding institution with a bright future and the darling of the local arts media known affectionately as ‘the small college that could’.
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design & Technology, Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghair, Co. Dublin, Ireland, Telephone: + 353 1 239 4000, Fax: + 353 1 239 4700, Email:  info@iadt.ie

The Dublin School of Business
The Dublin School of Business or DBS has several buildings in the south city centre with a strong emphasis on Arts and the professions. If you are a third level student who is also undertaking professional exams in say, accountancy or law then this could be the college for you. The Arts courses are on Balfe Street just off Grafton Street while most of the Business courses take place on Aungier Street. DBS is a private college and as such tuition fees are mandatory. Courses are offered to a very high standard.
Dublin Business School, 13/14 Aungier Street, Dublin 2, Ireland, Telephone: + 353 (0) 1 4177500 , Fax: + 353 (0) 1 4177595 , Email: Admissions@dbs.ie

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