About RCSI

Founded as the national training body for surgery in Ireland, RCSI has been at the forefront of healthcare education and research since 1784.

Today, we are an innovative, world-leading international health sciences university and the professional training body for surgery in Ireland.

We are leading the world to better health

A deep professional responsibility to enhance human health through endeavour, innovation and collaboration in education, research and service informs all that we do.

Our mission: To educate, nurture and discover for the benefit of human health.

Registered Charity Number: 20001957


RCSI Strategy 2023-2027

RCSI is the highest ranked* university in the world for our contribution to good health and well-being, the third UN Sustainable Development Goal. Everything we do is shaped by our mission: ‘To educate, nurture and discover for the benefit of human health’. Through our new strategic plan we set out a roadmap for how we will enhance our contribution and innovate for a healthier future.
*Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

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