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Harnessing students’ creativity with the power of computers

From the simplest of tasks like password recovery to identifying credit fraud in real time, to solving everyday management issues like garbage collection and traffic violations, artificial intelligence and robotics will continue to enhance quality of life. Artificial intelligence – defined by Encyclopaedia Britannica as the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform…

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Academe to business: Commercially-viable ideas from DCU students

Imagine going to a concert, convention or any big gathering with a “No Bag Policy” visibly posted at the entrance doors. A stylishly-made, clear PVC bag, with the designer’s label on it, could be the answer. This proposal – complete with a prototype – is only one of the new business ideas presented at the…

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DIT prepares for university status

DIT is now preparing for university status after its merger with two other technical schools – Institute of Technology Tallaght and Institute of Technology Blanchardstown – has been finalised. This development is an offshoot of the Irish government’s Technological Universities Act wherein four new universities will be created as part of Ireland’s National Strategy for…

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DIT students win in international design build & hospitality competitions

DIT students won first place in two separate international competitions on design build and on hospitality management. Together with their three teammates from Oklahoma University, DIT students comprised of Conor Lawlor (BSc in Construction Management), Sarah Gibney (BArch in Architecture) as well as Micheal Ryan (BSc in Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics)—all of whom are…

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DCU’s communication programme, the best in Ireland

According to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject, Dublin City University’s (DCU) Communication and Media programme is the best in Ireland. DCU was the only Irish university that ranked for “Communication & Media Studies” and is among the world’s Top 200 in that specific area. QS’s global survey by subject is based on…

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MU, the only Irish uni with EnergyPods

Maynooth University (MU) has just installed EnergyPods inside its University Library and its Access Office, thanks to the grand prize-winning proposal submitted by freshman Brian Crinion (BSc in Robotics and Intelligent Devices) in the 2017 MU Library Innovation Awards competition. MU is the first university in Ireland to offer these state-of-the-art chairs to students. The…

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DCU is among the world’s greenest universities

DCU is the world’s 15th “greenest” university according to the 2017 Universitas Indonesia (UI) GreenMetric World University Rankings. The GreenMetric ranking measures how environmentally-friendly a campus’ infrastructure and design is. The survey includes 619 universities in 76 countries based on their campus setting, energy & climate change policy, waste treatment and recycling efforts, water management,…

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DCU students win ESB Challenge, earn placement with the board

The scope of engineering has long gone beyond the language of mathematics, science and design, and has now been engaging the world’s problems head-on. With rapid technological developments occurring in many industries and increasingly complex issues debated across the globe about energy efficiency, information usage, automation, digital media, and bioengineering, today’s engineer must have sharp…

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Global Video Editor Shane Creevy credits MU for career success

MU alumnus Shane Creevy is an outstanding Global Video Editor at Storyful—an international social intelligence and news agency—thanks to MU’s arts programme. He shares, “Friends I met opened up various intellectual parts of my world. At Maynooth, I was constantly learning and bouncing off [ideas with] other people. It brings you that much further along.”…

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How international students can adapt to higher education coursework

Many students around the world aspire to take their undergraduate and graduate degrees outside their home countries. The exposure to new cultures, the potential for new friendships, and the avenues for personal growth and development unique to international instruction are among their motivations for studying abroad. Some non-English-speaking students, however, need assistance in qualifying for…

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Why internship programmes work

Dublin City University (DCU) believes that a student’s growth and development should not be limited to the four walls of the classroom. For DCU, student learning is boosted with real-world experience. That is why DCU has an internship programme for its students called “INtegrated TRAining” or, simply, INTRA. The INTRA Internship Programme helps students become…

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What international students say about Maynooth’s foundation programme

“I’ve been speaking English since I was a little kid, but I found out that there’s so much more to learn about the language.” This is how Zumredah, an international student from Iraq, describes her experience, thus far, under the International Foundation Programme of Maynooth University. She has also been enjoying her Intercultural Communications and…

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Maynooth University is world's #49 and Ireland's #1 in Young University Rankings

Maynooth University is now among the world’s top 50 youngest universities, according to the UK-based Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings. It remarkably rose from 68th last year to 49th this year and is the only Irish university to break into the top 50 list. Maynooth University particularly scored well in the areas of…

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School of Computing producing sought after graduates

Dublin City University is on a mission. It wants to be known globally as a research intensive, engaged University of Enterprise that produces graduates whose high-quality education helps them make a real impact on their industry, to the benefit of society and the economy. And this is exactly what international students can expect from the…

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Happiest international student cohort in Europe

A student’s experience at university shouldn’t be limited to their classroom learning. It should incorporate things apart from academics, including developing their personal skills, having fun and creating new friends. This is something Maynooth University views as being very important and places a great emphasis on. The University aims to create a welcoming, community atmosphere…

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Electronic Engineering: program focus

Feats of electronic engineering are all around us – the computer or mobile device you are reading this on is a product of it! In fact, anything that uses electricity or batteries was most likely designed by an electronic engineer. Maynooth University in Ireland offers international students the opportunity to study this exciting and truly…

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New campus developments at Dublin City University

At Dublin City University (DCU), international students will experience a personalised and tailored education that suits their needs and interests. The excellence of this teaching approach has been recognised worldwide, with DCU frequently featured in young university rankings; QS Top Universities has ranked DCU at number 44 in its Top 50 Under 50 rankings. This…

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