President Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina and other mourners at the UCD memorial Mass for those who died at Berkeley. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Hundreds of people have attended a special Memorial service in UCD for the six Irish students who died in Berkeley. UCD students, friends of those wh(...)

Niccolai Schuster (21), a history and politics student at UCD, who died in the Berkeley tragedy.

UCD arts student Niccolai Schuster (21) was a grand-nephew of the writer and playwright John B. Keane. From Terenure in Dublin, he was studying histor(...)

 One of the many messages left near the scene of a fourth-floor balcony collapse in Berkeley on  June 16th which killed  six Irish students and seriously injured seven others.

Two of the seven Irish students injured in the Berkeley balcony collapse, which killed six of their friends, remain in a critical condition in Highlan(...)

 Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Over 1,500 staff at University College Dublin gave an average of 14 days each towards unpaid public service activities in the last academic year, acco(...)

It has become unfashionable to speak of higher education as a public service, as vacuous business jargon infiltrates university life. Illustration: Thinkstock

With a widely recognised funding crisis, and the recent appointment of an expert working group on university financing, we face a decisive juncture(...)

The proposed design for the “model” UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland

University College Dublin (UCD) has agreed with the Chinese government to jointly operate a controversial new Confucius Institute on the Belfield camp(...)

Proposed design for the UCD Confucius Institute: the institutes are designed to promote Chinese language and culture

The brochure for UCD’s planned €7.4 million Confucius Institute could not be more enthusiastic. “A landmark modern building,” it reads. “Prominent lak(...)

While UCD had a disappointing slump in the latest Times Higher Education ranking, falling out of the world’s top 200 universities, it remains well placed in other league tables. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

UCD plans to review its curriculum to give a greater focus to internships and deepen collaborations with third-level institutions overseas as part of (...)

Minister for Eduction  Jan O’Sullivan: We have seen an increase in the number of Chinese students studying at graduate and postgraduate level in Ireland.”   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

One of the great Irish exports to China has been education, and Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan was in China last week on a trade mis(...)

Phil Baty, rankings editor at Times Higher Education, said: “This is a real shock result for Ireland – not only has TCD fallen further away from the world top 100 list, but UCD has plummeted out of the top 200 altogether.” Photograph:  ThinkStock

UCD has fallen out of the world’s top 200 universities in a prestigious global league table, just three years after it dropped out of the top 100.The (...)