Dublin City University (abbreviated as DCU) (Irish: Ollscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath) is a university situated on the Northside of Dublin in Ireland. Created as the National Institute for Higher Education, Dublin, it enrolled its first students in 1980 and was elevated to university status (along with the University of Limerick) in 1989 by statute. In September 2016, DCU completed the process resulting in the incorporation of three Dublin institutions: Church of Ireland College of Education; Mater Dei Institute of Education and St Patrick's College.
DCU sets out to develop high quality, high value learning within the wider setting of Ireland's economic and social needs. DCU offers over 100 courses in a wide range of subject areas. DCU attracts large numbers of students from Ireland and abroad, it has 2,000 international students on campus from 114 countries. It offers students the very latest technology and facilities to ensure they are equipped to become leaders in their chosen fields.