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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 Plan

Core Principles
Strategic Objective 1
To transform our students' lives by equipping them to flourish in 21st Century society
Strategic Objective 2
To be recognised internationally as a leading University of Enterprise
Strategic Objective 3
To drive social and economic progress by translating knowledge into action
Strategic Objective 4
To foster active engagement with our stakeholders and partners regionally, nationally and globally
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