UCD Academic Centres

Rationale for Establishment of UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre

Rationale for Establishment
There is pre-existing excellence in research in aspects of diabetes across several research groups and schools in the College of Human Sciences. The Centre facilitates synergistic interaction with these groups and gives clear expression to the area of diabetes and vascular disease as a research priority. The centre provides a focus for external investment, collaboration and the development of graduate education programmes consistent with the national strategy for Science Technology and Innovation (2006 – 2013).