UN Sustainable Development Goals

Our leading position globally for health and well-being is reflected by our focus on social and economic impacts based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We contribute significantly to the achievement of these goals through our work in education, research and civic engagement internationally.

Global health and well-being

We have been ranked as the number five university in the world for ‘Good Health and Well-being’ in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2024 – a fitting recognition of our ongoing work to improve global health and a testament to our staff, students and researchers for their valued contributions.

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Partnership and collaborations

Through international partnerships and a continued focus on environmental and sustainable processes, we are making a real difference to human health.

We are proud to be a global leader in transnational university education. With 12 internationally active research centres and student electives in 22 countries and 45 collaborating institutions, we are committed to achieving a better and safer world for all.

54 International collaboration on peer-reviewed publications
policy 223 Health policy mentions
research 2,146 Partnerships with institutions for health research
22 Countries where our students complete overseas electives
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RCSI is committed to ensuring that our actions, through our research, teaching activities, community engagement and campus operations, lead the world to better health and prosperity for all.

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Student empowerment

Our students are empowered to contribute to achieving the SDGs through initiatives such as the International Citizenship Award and volunteering opportunities. Our students have many opportunities to impact human health throughout their learning experience at RCSI.

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