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About Us

As the world’s second, and Ireland’s only, Institute for Advanced Studies, DIAS is a globally embedded institution that attracts scholars and academics from around the world.  We conduct and publish advanced research across three disciplines: Celtic Studies, Theoretical Physics and Cosmic Physics.  DIAS also leads Ireland’s participation in a number of international research endeavours that focus on big unanswered questions for mankind. Read more in our

2018-2024 Strategy – Embedded globally, strength locally.

Our most recent Annual Reports are available below.

Tuairisc Bhliantúil 2022 Institiúid Ard-Léinn Bhaile Átha Cliath

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies Annual Report 2022

The Registrar & CEO is Dr. Eucharia Meehan MRIA.

The research work of DIAS is currently organised in three schools:

  • The School of Celtic Studies Director:  Professor Ruairí O hUiginn
  • The School of Theoretical Physics Director: Professor Denjoe O’Connor
  • The School of Cosmic Physics Director and Geophysics Section Head: Professor Chris Bean
    • Astronomy & Astrophysics Section Head – Professor Peter Gallagher


The body corporate of DIAS is its Council. The current Chair of the Council is Dr. John Hegarty, MRIA. Further details on DIAS legislation, its Council and School Boards can be found here.


The Institute recognises the right of all who work and attend at DIAS premises to be treated with dignity and respect. DIAS is committed to implementing and promoting measures to protect the dignity of our community within DIAS, and to encouraging respect for others. This is achieved by creating a work environment that is free from racism and harassment of any form and that facilitates an atmosphere of respect, openness, safety and equality. DIAS is an equal opportunities employer which embraces diversity and promotes employment equality.

Our DIAS Gender Equality and Inclusion Action Plan may be found here:

DIAS Gender Equality and Inclusion Action Plan (updated March 2024)

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Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies – Dunsink Observatory, Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, and Birr Scientific and Heritage Foundation, came together in 2023 to form the Astronomical Observatories of Ireland alliance. Together we we are seeking UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. https://www.dunsink.dias.ie/worldheritage/