UCD Dr. Denis Shield was part of a global team of scientists responsible for a possible breakthrough in the development of a Covid-treating drug.
Students from affluent backgrounds are far more likely to study high-point courses, according to a recent study.
Dr Nicky Bertollo has won the 2018 University College Dublin (UCD) Allergan Innovation Award for the innovative potential within his research to develop a new microneedle patch design to improve drug and vaccine delivery of the skin, giving him a research bursary of €7,000 to allow him to bring his novel microneedle patch design to the next stage of development.
DCU has dropped 31 places in the world rankings of universities. Previously placed at 391st in the rankings, DCU now falls at 422nd.