The Future of
Food and Health

Our mission is to forge a world-leading multidisciplinary consortium for pioneering research in food and health that delivers:

Excellence in scientific discovery

to promote sustainable diet-related health and wellness.

Innovative platforms

for food and health that enable industry to be more competitive.

Cutting-edge research

to support national and international policy and societal health.

World-class researchers

with the skills and network to secure global food systems for the future.

The best of UCD in the area of food and health research

Since our inception in 2008, we have sought to harness the expertise of researchers across UCD to future-proof global food systems.

Strategy 2020-2024

We have set out an ambitious strategy to build on our research excellence and achieve our vision to be a global leader in the scientific discovery that helps future-proof the world’s food systems.


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Our world-class infrastructure spans soil to society, and our experience with a wide range of funding mechanisms helps us support successful partnerships with industry.

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Our People

We bring together a team of more than 200 highly skilled academic staff and students across multiple disciplines, delivering world-class research.

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Our Research

We have a reputation for excellence in research and take a holistic approach to future-proofing global food systems for health and well-being.

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