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.

Our history

Our 236 year history

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland was granted a Charter on 11 February 1784. For 237 years, we have been committed to training healthcare professionals to the highest standard of patient care.

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RCSI student researcher and surgeon

Our annual reports and corporate documents offer a comprehensive report of our activities, both nationally and internationally, throughout the year.

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