Dublin City University (DCU)

Dublin City University is a young, dynamic and ambitious university which is ranked among the top 50 Universities worldwide (QS World ‘Top 50 under 50’ 2013/2014). As a research-intensive university with a focus on translating knowledge into benefits for society and the economy, DCU is focused on areas of recognised strength to address global societal challenges. It has over 10,800 students on 80 degree programmes with an academic staff of 440 in its Faculties of Business, Engineering & Computing, Humanities and Social Sciences and Science & Health. In addition to over 700 research students, DCU has approximately 500 academic researchers. DCU is recognised nationally and internationally as Ireland’s ‘University of Enterprise’ and is ranked among the world’s best young universities – in 2015 rising to 75th in the prestigious Times Higher Education ‘100 under 50’. DCU has a strong track record of collaborating with industry and other non-academic partners due to its strategic focus on developing linkages and solutions for companies and social enterprises. DCU is also a member of the prestigious European university network – the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU). DCU is the only Irish university to be represented in this network of 11 European universities and three associate partners (from Australia, Mexico and Russia) all of whom share a common commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship. Celsius is a DCU research cluster studying Cultural, Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Science. It is an interdisciplinary group focused on analysing current developments in science, technology, environment and medicine. The Celsius team has extensive experience in national and international projects on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), science communication and impact assessment. Celsius, managed by DCU PI Dr. Padraig Murphy and Ms. Caitríona Mordan, will operate CASE in Ireland. DCU is the Evaluation Manager, in charge of the assessment approach and methodologies for impact assessment. Celsius in DCU will also be in charge of managing the CASE activities in Ireland and will host one project meeting and two multiplier events/conferences