Ireland is a small island nation, located on the western-most tip of Europe. Over the centuries, this has posed huge challenges to us in terms of commerce, political influence and creating a place for ourselves in the world. Our response to this has been wrapped up in creative thinking and a willingness to think far beyond the obvious. We have re-imagined ourselves multiple times, creating niches for ourselves as a centre of international banking excellence, as the headquarters of all the world’s greatest tech and pharma companies, and as leaders in added-value agricultural products that are respected right throughout the world. And outside the world of commerce, we have been the home of creative writers and independent thinkers for centuries, while our scientists and inventors have made a mark on the world that’s way out of proportion to our modest size.
This deep-rooted culture of creativity and of problem-solving has made us stand out on the global stage, and the graduates we produce each year from our leading colleges are highly sought after in diverse industries and in markets all over the world. The graduates that we produce are typified by their ability to tackle not just the challenges of today but are prepared for the future in terms of jobs and of sectors that haven’t even been born yet.