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Research and Innovation Strategy


The world faces significant challenges relating to, amongst others, climate change, biodiversity loss, inequality, political instability, and public health. TU Dublin seeks to “Create a Better World Together” and make lasting contributions to technological, economic, social, and cultural progress and create a positive impact for all. Research and Innovation catalyse the advances we make in enhancing quality of life, and our understanding of the world around us, whilst also ensuring we deliver the next-generation scholars, leaders, scientists, engineers, and industrial entrepreneurs to sustain society into the future.

The Sustainable Development Goals offer us a blueprint for sustaining our planet and its people, and succinctly capture current and emerging world challenges. We are committed to the creation of new knowledge and the development of timely & practical solutions that address the SDGs and we have used that lens to frame our first Research and Innovation Strategy for the university and establish our priority areas for the next five years.


Download the TU Dublin Research & Innovation Strategy 2023-2028 from the following links:

TU Dublin Research and Innovation Strategy Portrait

TU Dublin Research and Innovation Strategy Landscape


The five TU Dublin research priorities are:

  • Culture, Innovation, and Inclusivity in a changing society
  • Health and Wellbeing for a thriving society
  • Materials and Technologies for Sustainable Transformation
  • Sustainable Food Systems and Environmental Protection
  • Transformative Digital Solutions

We have identified the four key strategic actions as work strands under the headings of Environment and Culture; Engagement and Impact; Collaboration and Partnership; Nurturing Talent, to augment how we collectively encourage, support, and celebrate the efforts of our researchers and innovators in TU Dublin.