Transforming the future
I am proud that UCD is the university of first choice for an increasing number of Irish and international students seeking a world-class educational experience that will prepare them to take on the challenges of the future with courage and creativity.
In the past year we have all experienced sudden and profound changes in our day-to-day lives as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This crisis will undoubtedly have far-reaching impacts on UCD, and how we function and progress as an academic community. These are difficult and uncertain times, yet I am confident that we will rise to the many challenges ahead and come through this stronger than ever.
I cannot overstate the importance of philanthropy to UCD’s success now and in the future. Your exceptional generosity enables us to excel as a scholarly community, to support our students to fulfil their potential, and to bring about positive societal change through impactful research and innovation. Thanks to you, we are progressively realising our vision for a campus that supports collaborative and creative approaches to research and education, with the flexibility to adapt to the complexities of providing an outstanding educational experience in a post-pandemic environment.
With your enduring support, I am confident that UCD will not only remain resilient amidst the turbulence of the global political, social and economic landscape, but will continue to flourish and thrive.
Thank you again for your immense generosity and your commitment to UCD. Together we can look forward to transforming the future.
Professor Andrew J Deeks