University College Dublin
First setup in 1854 as the Catholic University of Ireland with John Henry Newman as its founder today UCD is not only Ireland’s largest university, but also its most diverse. The university’s main Arts building houses the John Henry Newman lecture theatre, named after the titular founder.
Though some faculties such as Engineering remain in Dublin city centre, mainly on Earlsfort Terrace, most of the university's faculties have since been relocated to a 148 hectares (365 acre) park campus at Belfield, south of the city centre. The Belfield campus contains sports fields, a running track, a state of the art gym and an all weather artificial multi sports pitch. The Times Higher Education Supplement Global Ranking placed UCD 108th globally and 2nd in Ireland.
The University structure was reformed in 2005 and now consists of five colleges, their associated schools (35 in total) and eighteen research institutes and centers, with a greater emphasis on plurality and flexibility in selecting modules. For example science students are free to partake in arts classes and vice versa.
The UCD College of Arts and Celtic Studies is based in the Newman Building in the Belfield campus and contains eight schools in total ; Archaeology; Art History and Cultural Policy; Classics; English, Drama and Film; History and Archives; Irish Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics; Languages and Literatures; and Music, making it Ireland largest humanities faculty.
The UCD College of Business and Law is outside the main University College Dublin
campus in Belfield, some 2 miles further south on Carysfort Avenue in Blackrock and has over 3,000 students in total. The School of Law also has an individual office on the Belfield campus, with over 1,000 students attending Law in Roebuck Castle.
Tel: + 353 1 716 8852
The UCD College of Engineering, Mathematical and Physical Sciences has seven schools ;
Architecture, Landscape and Civil Engineering; Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering; Computer Science and Informatics; Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering; Geological Sciences; Mathematical Sciences and the School of Physics, and the new modularization of subjects allows you to attend these courses even if you are not enrolled in this particular college.
UCD College of Human Sciences Newman Building (Room G210) and is one of the most active research colleges in the university, having received funding from Irish Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS), the Royal Irish Academy (RIA),
Tel.: +353 1 7168619
UCD College of Life Sciences Office is found in Room 1.25 Science Centre Hub on the Belfield campus and has nearly 7,000 students. The School of Veterinary Medicine is especially distinguished and has a large premises on campus, known locally as the ‘Animal Hospital’.