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Talent, Discovery & Transformation


Our Vision

DCU will be a globally-significant University of Transformation and Enterprise that is renowned for:

  • the development of talent;
  • the discovery and translation of knowledge to advance society;
  • its focus on creativity and innovation;
  • the advancement and application of technology; and
  • its commitment to sustainability.


Our Mission 

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

Culture & Values

We foster a culture that is:

  • Open
  • Collegial
  • Collaborative
  • Student-focussed
  • Ambitious

We are committed to:

  • Equality
  • Educational Opportunity
  • Social Justice
  • Ethical Behaviour
  • Academic Freedom
quote iconBy being purposefully different and consistently pursuing excellence, we will play a globally-significant role in addressing the challenges and opportunities of this era.

Professor Brian MacCraith
President, Dublin City University

Our Strategic Goals

Strategic Goal 1
Provide a transformative student experience
Strategic Goal 2
Advance our reputation for world-class research
Strategic Goal 3
Sustain our ambitions through income generation
Strategic Goal 4
Ensure a coherent, connected university
Strategic Goal 5
Value and develop our staff community
Strategic Goal 6
Develop a global university
Strategic Goal 7
Nurture creativity and culture across the university
Strategic Goal 8
Place sustainability at the core of the university
Strategic Goal 9
Pursue active engagement with our communities