University College Dublin

About UCD

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN (UCD) welcomes applications from Brazilian third level graduates to our PhD Programmes in Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics. This scheme is an exciting opportunity for students to benefit from studying in one of Europe’s leading research-driven universities.

UCD has a long history of successful research collaborations with over 30 Brazilian universities and research institutes including staff and graduate exchange with Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Fundacao Getulio Vargas (EAESP), the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and Fio.

UCD was established in 1854 by John Henry Newman, a leading academic and theologian. Today, UCD is Ireland’s largest university with almost 25,000 students. UCD is currently ranked within the top 1% of institutions world-wide by the Times Higher Education rankings. UCD is the national leader in research funding, attracting quality investment that has helped the university to establish a reputation as a world-class destination for leading researchers.

In addition, UCD is located on a beautiful leafy 133-hectare campus close to Dublin’s city centre, which provides a mix of academic facilities, research institutes, libraries and archival collections, enterprise space, student villages, and sports and recreational facilities.

For information on applying to UCD please follw this link:

Contact Details

: +353 1 716 4047
: Dr. Emer Cunningham, UCD Graduate Studies, 0.14 Tierney Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland


Staff Name Phone Email Research Groups
Prof John T. Sheridan +353 1 716 1927 UCD School Of Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering
Prof Eugene O'Brien +353 1 716 3224 UCD School of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
Dr Yaqian Zhao +353-1-7163215 UCD School of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
Dr Kathleen Curran +353 1 7166541 School of Medicine and Medical Science
Prof Da Wen Sun +353 1 7167342 UCD School of Biosystems Engineering
Prof Eoin Casey +353 1 716 1877 Biofilm Laboratory
Prof Don McElroy +353 1 716 1824 UCD School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering
Prof Michael Gilchrist +353 1 716 1890 UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Dr Malachy O'Rourke +353 1 716 1950 UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Dr Brian Vohnsen +353-(1)-716-2217 UCD School of Physics
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