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Colm Hofler

Chemical Engineer

CRH plc

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Within the building materials industry there are opportunities for people with very different backgrounds.
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UCD is Ireland's largest university and one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities; an environment where undergraduate education, masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity.

The international standing of UCD has grown in recent years; it is currently ranked within the top 1% of institutions world-wide. UCD is also Ireland's most globally engaged university with over 30,000 students drawn from over 120 countries, and includes 5,500 students based at locations outside of Ireland. 

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Founded One Hundred And Sixty Years Ago, University College Dublin Has Continued To Make A Unique And Substantial Contribution To The Creation Of Modern Ireland.

As Ireland's largest university, with its great strength and diversity of disciplines, UCD embraces its role to contribute to the flourishing of Ireland; through the study and discussion of people, society, business, economy, culture, languages and the creative arts, as well as through research and innovation.

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