University College Dublin (UCD) is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities where undergraduate education, postgraduate masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic continuum of activity.
Founded in 1854, UCD is Ireland’s largest university and research institution. It has over 24,225 students, including almost 5,000 international students from over 122 countries.
The newly established Centre for Humanitarian Action, hosted in the College of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine (School of Agriculture and Food Science), reaffirms UCD’s commitment to excellence in research, innovation and professional development in the field of humanitarian action. The Centre is built on the strong foundation of an internationally recognised Joint Masters Degree Programme in International Humanitarian Action that has produced in excess of 300 postgraduates and has collaborated with various government and non-governmental organizations around the globe for applied research and policy development. This programme has been in existence since 2004 through the Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA). The Centre also delivers postgraduate research Masters and joint PhD programmes and an undergraduate module.