With over a third of academic staff coming from abroad and many of our own academics and graduates working internationally, Maynooth University has built up a wealth of global connections.

 This means that students at Maynooth benefit from an international outlook, and those of you who wish to study abroad for a semester or an academic year during your degree have a network of connections to tap in to. During the course of their academic degree students from Maynooth have studied subjects such as Law at Boston College, Mandarin Chinese at Beijing Foreign Studies University and Music in the University of Vienna.

Maynooth has many shared research projects with universities around the world.

  • In the Dept of Psychology, Prof Dermot Barnes-Holmes is working with academics in Columbia University in New York to predict the success of cocaine abuse treatment.
  • Mathematician Dr. Ken Duffy is working with immunologists from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia to analyse cell behaviour in a study that could have significant implications for our understanding and treatment of diseases like Coeliac disease, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.  
  • Historian Dr Tom O Connor is working with colleagues from the University of Alcala and the Irish Colleges in Spain, discovering the hidden stories of Irish people who got caught up in the Spanish Inquisition.

See Research at Maynooth University for more information on research projects at the University.