University College Dublin is Ireland’s largest university with over 30,000 students; an environment where undergraduate education, masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity. Since 1854, UCD has fostered original thinking by supporting scholars to create ideas that have had an impact across the world.
UCD has been a major contributor to the making of modern Ireland. Many UCD students and staff participated in the struggle for Irish independence, while the university has also produced numerous Irish Presidents and Taoisigh (Prime Ministers), in addition to generations of Irish academic, business, professional, cultural and sporting leaders.
EMBS54 is hosted in the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science, a modern, purpose-built science research and teaching building that incorporates conference and exhibition space, undergraduate teaching and learning facilities and dedicated research facilities across a wide variety of scientific disciplines. The Centre is also home to a number of University research centres and institutes including the UCD Earth Institute, co-host of EMBS54.