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Research Centre Spotlight Series Archive

In this series we will shine a spotlight on the research being undertaken in DCU centres. Below you can find an archive of all the centers highlighted so far.


Launched by Hilary Clinton in 2012, DCU’s Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction (IICRR) draws on Ireland’s own historical experience of peace and conflict to produce internationally accessible, academically rigorous research on global conflict. It aims to establish definitive accounts of the implementation of the Northern Ireland peace process, to draw on the Irish experience to assist in the analysis of other conflict zones, and to use international best practice to assist the remaining legacies of conflict in Ireland.



The Insight Centre for Data Analytics is one of Europe’s largest data analytics research centres, with over 400 researchers, and more than 60 industry partners.



CASTeL is Ireland’s largest research centre in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education with 24 PIs and 13 PhD students from across the Faculty of Science and Health and the DCU Institute of Education.


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Centre for Translation and Textual Studies

Despite massive strides in recent years in science and technology, language and communication remains a fundamental challenge for global business and society today. The team in the Centre for Translation and Textual Studies, established in 2000, is engaged in high quality, innovative and interdisciplinary research on any matter related to multimodal, multilingual and translingual communicative practices.

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DCU Water Institute

Never was water a more relevant topic than we see today with poor sanitation issues, water scarcity, water quality and contamination as well as effects of climate change impacting people and societies in different ways across the globe. The DCU Water Institute is a technology-focused institute that generates knowledge and informs decision-making towards more sustainable use of our water resource and a more informed water stewardship.

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Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4)

The Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4) was established as part of the March 2011 Programme for Government as an enabling action to accelerate exploitation of cloud computing technologies that bridges the gap between research and technology commercialisation.

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Launched in 2015, the DCU Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo) is a pioneering space to advance research and support innovation within the rapidly evolving media sector. 


Spotlight on ABC

ABC - National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre

Building on a 20 year legacy of research on bullying started by Prof. Mona O'Moore in 1996, the Anti-Bullying Centre (ABC) was re-launched in 2014 jointly by the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore TD and the Minister for Education & Skills Ruairí Quinn TD as a National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre.

Centre for Family Business

Launched by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in 2013, the DCU Centre for Family Business (CFB) strives to be Ireland’s first centre of excellence in the management and sustainability of Irish family businesses for future generations... 



The vision and mission of the NICB is to provide targeted and applied solutions to challenges facing the Biopharma industry and translational medicine, utilising our unique multi-disciplinary team, our extensive clinical & industry network and our collaborative problem-solving expertise to deliver value for stakeholders, collaborators and patients...