DCU launches ambitious €0.3bn development programmeFundraisin

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21/10/2015 NO REPRO FEE, MAXWELLS DUBLIN
PIC SHOWS: (L TO R) Professor Peter Cochrane – Futurist and Mia Helly (10) from Castleknock at the DCU launch of an ambitious €0.3bn development programme.
Dublin City University, the country’s fastest-growing university, today (Wednesday 21st October) announced the first funding step of an ambitious €323m development programme which aims to future-proof the university’s graduates and align DCU’s research objectives with modern, global challenges. The programme will see DCU deliver significant global impact in areas such as education, connected health, 21st Century media, conflict resolution and water security; increase its geographical footprint in the North Dublin region through multi-campus growth; and double its student body.
Today’s launch of DCU/Shaping the Future – a €100m fundraising drive – will be followed by a series of significant announcements before the end of this year on major capital investments.
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DCU/Shaping the Future will seek philanthropic support from private and corporate donors for a number of key projects, aimed at securing DCU’s international leadership in areas such as research, innovation, teaching and learning, student experience and human capital, including:
CHAnge (Centre for Healthy Ageing) supports healthy and active ageing and focuses on the management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.
Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction which supports peace-building in post-conflict regions by producing research on key areas of international concern such as online radicalisation, post conflict transitions and women in conflict, and supporting policymakers and communities in addressing tensions and legacy issues in Northern Ireland.  
FuJo – Institute of Future Journalism and Media provides an exciting, convergent space where media organisations and digital industries can work

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