DCU Engagement Governance

DCU collaborates with a broad range of academic, industry, community and government agency partners and is committed to building and developing strategically aligned partnerships, nationally and globally, to:

  • Underpin the University’s mission to transform lives and societies 
  • Enhance the University’s reputation and 
  • Maximise its global reach and impact 

Through its collaborations and partnerships, the University benefits from:

  • Enhanced opportunities for collaborative research and joint publications
  • Teaching and curriculum development
  • Targeted student recruitment strategies and international mobility experiences 
  • Enhanced cultural and diversity awareness

DCU International Partnerships 

It is important that staff seeking to establish a new collaborative relationship or partnership, ensure that their expectations for the collaboration are:

  • Supported by the University and
  • Aligned to the University’s strategic priorities and ambition
  • In line with university policy and procedures 

The Engagement Governance Unit provides guidance and advice regarding the requirements and partnership approval process. This process will vary according to the nature of the collaboration. For any queries or further information contact michael.mullooly@dcu.ie

Tracking Partnership Agreements 

The Engagement Governance Unit is  responsible for maintaining records and managing data in respect of key  stakeholder relationships and international partnerships. The Unit stores executed agreements (MOUs, Letters of Intent. International Mobility agreements etc.) on the Raiser’s Edge platform. 

DCU staff interested in establishing a new partnership or collaboration may request information on any pre-existing relationships with a university, or organisation, from the Engagement Governance Officer, contact michael.mullooly@dcu.ie


DCU International Partnership Approval Process 

DCU Due Diligence Information Sheet (to follow)