UCD Academic Centres

Rationale for Establishment of UCD Dublin European Institute

Rationale for Establishment
The DEI is Ireland’s oldest and largest university centre for research on European integration and governance. It provides a critical focal point for new scholarship and interdisciplinary dialogue on Europe, ensures that UCD remains a research leader in this field nationally and internationally, supports related degree programmes in various schools across UCD, and maintains strong links to the Department of Foreign Affairs, various EU institutions, and private organizations interested in European affairs.