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Introduction to University College Cork
University College Cork, a constituent University of the National University of Ireland, is a collegiate, progressive, dynamic research-led university developing a reputation as a world class regional university, built on the history of significant achievements in teaching and learning and research, and strong academic and professional leadership.
The University has a current enrolment of over 18,860 students with a strategic objective of 21,000 by 2012. UCC currently has 1,667 academic and research staff within a total staff compliment of 2,846.
Founded in 1845, as Queen’s College, Cork, UCC is one of Ireland’s oldest institutions of higher learning. UCC’s scenic city centre campus, boasting award-winning architecture, provides a pleasant and vibrant learning environment, which is given an international dimension by the presence of 2,000 international students and many staff from over 93 countries around the world.
Having twice being designated as the Sunday Times “Irish University of the Year” in the past four years, UCC is also a recent proud recipient of the “Excellence Through People” Gold Standard.
Staff are essential to the achievement of our mission and UCC places a special emphasis on quality improvement strategies in Human Resource Management. We seek to develop staff capable of keeping the University at the forefront in all that it does.
We offer competitive remuneration packages with progressive employment and training policies to ensure that staff have every opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and expertise to carry out their duties effectively and to achieve their full potential. Staff can avail of membership of a variety of clubs and societies, a wide range of facilities on campus, including a leisure centre, as well as Staff Travel and Advantage Schemes. The University has committed to establishing a supportive working environment in which the needs of all staff are recognised and their contributions valued and rewarded.