Research at DCU

Research and Innovation Support

Dublin City University is a research-intensive institution that both creates new knowledge and translates knowledge into innovations for economic and societal benefit.

With research and scholarship in its four faculties (Business, Engineering and Computing, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Science and Health), DCU academics contribute to the growth of their disciplines. DCU also brings together researchers from different disciplines to focus on work that can contribute to solving some of society’s pressing needs. There is a research and innovation matrix formed from four outwardly facing research and enterprise hubs and three cross-cutting supporting platforms (see the diagram below). In this way, DCU can create productive teams to make the best use of its expertise and facilities and interact fruitfully with external collaborators, whether from enterprise or other academic centres.

Research and Innovation Matrix

DCU has around 500 academic researchers and over 700 PhD students. Competitively won funding for its research is about €35 million per annum, and DCU invests considerable amounts of its own resources to develop its research infrastructure and to support key programmes. Such support is coordinated by Research and Innovation Support, which has two constituent units:

Please explore their web pages for further information about the assistance they can provide.

Information for graduate research students and prospective students can be found on the Graduate Studies Office web pages.