Civic Engagement: Core Mission
"Engagement with the wider community must become more firmly embedded in the mission of higher education institutions. Higher education institutions need to become more firmly embedded in the social and economic contexts of the communities they live in and serve" (National Strategy for Higher Education to 2030)
As part of its commitment to the social and economic well-being of the community DCU has developed an active Civic Engagement mission. A major plank of this strategy is our outreach centre in Ballymun DCU in the Community committed to social regeneration through education. Other initiatives include Community Knowledge Exchange committed to bridging the gap between the knowledge generated within the university and community research needs and Dublin Fifth Province an innovative e-citizen consultation project run on behalf of the Creative Dublin Alliance.