Ukraine Banner

Dublin City University condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and stands with Ukraine.?

Dublin City University condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and stands with Ukraine.

DCU's formal institutional response will be managed in a number of ways to ensure that DCU can make the most appropriate, sustained and impactful contribution to the Ukrainian crisis.

A detailed overview on the current state of education and science in Ukraine can be seen here. This was issued by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, and outlines different strands of education, including higher education, research and innovation.?

Initial response

Our initial response includes the provision of accommodation and catering. DCU's offer of accommodation has been accepted by the Government and we will be offering 380 beds between May 16th and August 7th.?

Some 130 beds will be made available on St Patrick’s campus and 250 beds on our Glasnevin campus. This will temporarily relieve anticipated pressures on accommodation at a national level.? Those housed on campus will also be offered catering through our canteen services.

DCU will continue to monitor the situation - and the associated advisories issued from the European Commission, the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Higher Education Authority, and our institutional partners. As the extent and nature of requirements evolves we will adapt our institutional response.

Sectoral response

DCU is part of the sectoral response being led by the Irish Universities Association (IUA) in conjunction with Minister Simon Harris and the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS).??

A number of DCU units are engaged with the IUA on this response e.g. Registry, Operations, Engagement, Communications. All these DCU representatives are liaising regularly at institutional level.

DFHERIS and the sector is in the process of establishing the?National Student and Researcher (NSR) Helpdesk, which will be supported in its work by a National Steering Group, and will be hosted by Maynooth University and will assist the needs of third-level students and researchers fleeing the war. You can read more about the NSR in this statement from Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris.?

The NSR will coordinate and advise students and researchers on the documentation required and if this is an issue how to obtain it; it will refer them to the most appropriate HEI for their areas of research or study; it will ensure there is consistency of approach across HEIs.?

For now, the NSR can be contacted by email on NSRHelpdesk@mu.ie or on +353 (0)1 474 7788.

We will update this page regularly with information on our response and how to refer queries to the main centre. We will keep you up to date with how the help centre and other supports develop, and will engage and advise as the situation evolves - so please visit this page regularly.

For Ukrainian students who have an interest in coming to DCU, we have some general information about the university outlined below.?

Outside of these sectoral and formal institutional responses, for those who wish to assist in a volunteer capacity,?we have listed various different channels on this page.


IRIN File pic

Irish Refugee Integration Network (IRIN)

IRIN

The Irish Refugee Integration Network (IRIN) is based at DCU, Ireland's first University of Sanctuary.?

IRIN seeks to facilitate the integration of those who had to leave their countries due to war, persecution, discrimination, food or water scarcity, or natural disasters. We have more information about the services IRIN has to offer and how you can get in touch with them here.

They also offer English Language classes online and on campus.?

IRIN seeks to develop strong links between host communities and forcibly displaced persons by supporting local initiatives, by providing information and by ensuring constant dialogue.



DCU Postgrad image

Dublin City University?


DCU Campus Glasnevin

DCU's Glasnevin Campus

International Students & DCU

At DCU, you will gain an internationally recognised qualification while living in a friendly, vibrant city. bet356体育在线 than 20% of our 18,000+ students are international, and enjoy our vibrant city-based campuses.

Read why DCU is the perfect place to start your career journey here, or go to our international homepage


DCU's Clubs & Socs

Members of FiloSoc during DCU's Clubs & Socs Day

Clubs and Societies

DCU has more than 140 clubs and societies - including clubs such as archery, caving, canoeing, soccer, athletics, and societies such as Style, Eastern European, Debating, Drama and Glee.?

You can find out more about DCU’s diverse clubs and societies here


Current students

There are a range of supports on campus for students and staff from Ukraine and Russia, and we recognise that their families and close friends may be directly impacted by the conflict.?



Staff

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a confidential support service for all DCU employees, provided by Spectrum.Life.

The service is designed to support employees and their immediate family members (18+) in times of need.

This service is open to all DCU staff and campus company staff.? For more information and how to contact please see here.

?


Ways you can help the people of Ukraine

There are a number of ways DCU students and staff can help people either living in Ukraine, or living in Ireland.

The Irish Refugee Council regularly updates their page for Ukrainian people in Ireland. There is also information on how you can make donations that support their work

The Irish Red Cross are also operating a Ukraine Crisis Appeal - if you wish to donate to Irish Red Cross appeal, click here

Additionally, they are looking for vacant properties and spare rooms so that they can help people arriving into Ireland integrate into our communities.?If you think you can accommodate a person from Ukraine in your home, the Irish Red Cross, operates the National Register of Pledges for accommodation, which can be accessed here.

Unicef Ireland’s appeal is aimed at helping the 7.5 million children in Ukraine. For details on how you can donate to this fund, please click here