A new book, Dublin City University, 1980 - 2020: Designed To Be Different, by Dr. Eoin Kinsella and published by Four Courts Press, chronicles the history of DCU over the past 40 years.
On June 25, 2020 Eoin Kinsella's 'Dublin City University 1980 - 2020: Designed to be Different' was launched by Dr Mary Canning, President of the RIA in DCU.
The book tracks the evolution of the university’s infrastructure on the old Albert Agricultural College campus in Glasnevin and the incorporation of St. Patrick’s College, the Mater Dei Institute of Education and Church of Ireland College of Education in 2016.
Having grown rapidly from its origins as the National Institute for Higher Education (NIHE) Dublin, which opened its doors in November 1980 to 191 students, it was renamed Dublin City University (DCU) in 1989 having been granted university status.
After forty years of development and growth, DCU is today a highly regarded Irish educational institution, with a significant international reputation.