University College, Dublin (commonly referred to as UCD) (Irish: An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath), is a research university in Dublin, Ireland. It has over 1,482 faculty and 32,000 students and it is Ireland’s largest university.
Originally located in locations across Dublin city, all of the university’s faculties have since been relocated to a 133-hectare (330-acre) campus at Belfield, four kilometres to the south of the city centre.
University College Dublin is frequently ranked among the top universities in Europe. There are five Nobel Laureates amongst University College Dublin’s alumni and current and former staff.