Welcome to UCD Alumni

With a global network of almost 300,000, the UCD alumni community is far reaching and yet more connected than ever. Even in these challenging times we strive to maintain a high level of engagement through our various online activities, and continue to create a supportive environment for our alumni to thrive, network, and be inspired. We value each member of our community and are truly appreciative of your support and generosity. 

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Alumni Spotlight


Akane Kagawa | Japan

Akane Kagawa graduated from Tokyo’s Waseda University with a politics major. Following graduation she worked for the Japanese Rugby Union, starting out as an accounting assistant. She went on to become the team manager for the Japanese women’s rugby 7’s. Akane has an MBA from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. She currently lives in Tokyo.

Javier Gonzalez Garcia | Spain

Javier Gonzalez Garcia has a Masters in European Economics, Public Affairs and Law. He has lived and worked all over the world and currently lives in Madrid with his family. 

Khaing Min Thant | Myanmar

Khaing Min Thant is a Programme Officer for the Irish NGO, Trócaire, in Myanmar. He received a fellowship award to study for the MSc (Agr) in Environmental Resource Management at UCD and graduated in 2018.

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