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Transforming Lives and Societies

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Our Vision

By 2017, DCU will be recognised internationally as a research intensive, globally-engaged University of Enterprise that is distinguished both by the quality and impact of its graduates and its focus on the translation of knowledge into societal and economic benefit.

 

Our Mission

To transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation.

  • By developing creative, analytical, enterprising and socially- responsible citizens
  • By creating and translating knowledge to address major global challenges
  • By leading public debate and providing critical analysis on areas of societal importance
  • By engaging with enterprise for the benefit of our students, our region and the wider economy.

 

Our Values

  • We are committed to excellence in education, research and innovation
  • We provide a student-centric, supportive learning environment
  • We recognise that our achievements are built on the expertise and commitment of our staff
  • We are committed to excellence in education, research and innovation
  • We provide a student-centric, supportive learning environment
  • We recognise that our achievements are built on the expertise and commitment of our staff

 

quote icon Through its mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation, Dublin City University will make a difference and act as an agent for social, cultural and economic progress at the individual, national and international levels.

Senator Martin McAleese
Chancellor, Dublin City University

Our Strategic Plan

Core Principles
Transformation
Strategic Objective 1
To transform our students' lives by equipping them to flourish in 21st Century society
Enterprise
Strategic Objective 2
To be recognised internationally as a leading University of Enterprise
Translation
Strategic Objective 3
To drive social and economic progress by translating knowledge into action
Engagement
Strategic Objective 4
To foster active engagement with our stakeholders and partners regionally, nationally and globally
Foundations
Academic Excellence
Strategic Objective 5
To maintain academic excellence as our highest priority
Operational Excellence
Strategic Objective 6
To ensure that our physical and organisational infrastructure is effective in supporting the delivery of our strategic intent