DCU, as a young, dynamic and agile university, has a mission to transform lives and society through education, research and innovation.
DCU is Ireland's University of Enterprise and since admitting its first students in 1980, DCU has grown in both student numbers and size and now occupies a 72 acre site in Glasnevin, just 5km north of Dublin city. DCU’s excellence is recognised internationally with the University being ranked highly among leading global institutions. DCU regularly features in the QS Top 50 under 50 and the THE Young University rankings (a ranking of the Top 100 Universities under 50 years of age). DCU has a 93% employability/further education rate among its graduates due to its close industry and enterprise engagement links. DCU has established strategic partnerships with Asian institutions in China, Japan, India and ASEAN. Furthermore, to enhance existing activities, DCU has established Ireland's only Ireland-India Institute oncampus.