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Dublin City University
(AKA Albert College)

DCU, Ireland's youngest university is ranked as the second best university in Ireland by the Sunday Times after Trinity College Dublin, Ireland's oldest university.
The university was also named "Irish University of the Year 2004-2005".

There are currently five faculties in DCU:

DCU Business School (DCUBS)
Faculty of Engineering & Computing
Faculty of Science & Health
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Joint Faculty of Education Studies

Earning €33m a year in research revenue, Dublin City University is at the cutting edge of Ireland's economic revival.

Dublin City University's 309 academics attract on average €106,762 each in research funding.This is by far the highest ratio in the country and more than twice as much as University College Dublin, which is three times larger.


Currently four other colleges have their degrees accredited by DCU, these are:

All Hallows College
Mater Dei Institute of Education
St Patrick's College of Education
Royal Irish Academy of Music
(Some of these are also owned by DCU)
Unlike UCD(Estd. 1854), the token Catholic University of Ireland, DCU is altogether more secular and modern in its outlook.

Albert College was around in 1838 before St Patrick's House even existed and when Belfield was simply referred to as "field".

If you are going to UCD, just remember, Trinity and DCU are going to be serviced by the planned metro from St. Stephens Green to Dublin Airport. Feeling left out?
by Derek Lockheed December 19, 2004
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