Civic engagement at DCU has developed a strong national and international profile, widely recognised as a model of best practice.

Civic engagement contributes to DCU as a university of engagement. It has promoted various initiatives and is run by a vibrant Civic Engagement Forum.

Under the broad banner of DCU in the community we have developed the following initiatives:

DCU in the Community- community and adult education - suite of accredited and informal lifelong learning and education programmes delivered at an outreach centre in North Dublin in partnership with Dublin City Council.

DCU Volunteer – part of a national platform ( and in partnership with DCU Students' Union and Clubs & Societies.

Centre for Engaged Research-The Centre for Engaged Research focuses on community, social, civic and enterprise engagement in the areas of health, justice, access, employment, education, environment and social inclusion.