- 29 Sep 2015
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BBSRC and Science Foundation Ireland have entered an agreement to welcome, encourage and support research applications that cut across national boundaries involving collaborative teams led by researchers from the UK and Ireland
The U.S. Embassy is hosting its third annual youth conference, the Creative Minds Social Entrepreneurship Hackathon on November 6 – 8th in partnership with the DCU Ryan Academy.
It took 99 years for patriot Thomas Kent to receive the recognition he deserved - but his contribution to Irish freedom will be remembered following the State funeral in his home village in Castlelyons. UCC historians Gabriel Doherty and John Borgonovo had a busy few days explaining on local and national media the significance of Thomas Kent. We have put together a Storify to give a flavour of the media coverage
Distributed world-wide with the Sept 18th issue of the Financial Times, and featuring a foreword by U.S. President Barack Obama, the inaugural issue of the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Magazine highlighted Ireland and UCC as a hub for innovation, new ideas, start-ups and creativity.
The Louis Bonduelle Foundation wishes to promote research on major nutrition and food behaviour issues by helping students (doctoral candidates and researchers) complete their thesis or research.
UCC has performed creditably in the QS World University Rankings 2015, where it is ranked at 233. Its scores for academic reputation, employer reputation and international faculty have all improved.
Ground-breaking work on preeclampsia, a life threatening complication of late pregnancy, has earned researchers in Cork a major award from the American Heart Association.
The Royal Society has announced the appointment of 38 new University Research Fellows (URFs) for 2015.
The UCC Research Awards were established to recognise the extensive contributions made by UCC researchers in all fields.
THE LISTER INSTITUTE of Preventative Medicine, which is a registered charity established to support biomedical and related research, now invites applications from outstanding young researchers for its 2016 Research Prizes.
The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) today announced four new CARDI Fellows from its third leadership funding call
An international team of scientists led by Prof Andy Wheeler of UCC has discovered a new cold-water coral habitat in Irish waters possibly doubling the amount of cold-water corals previously thought to exist in Irish waters.
IGNITE 2015 participants compete for top prizes. The completion of the fifth phase of the IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme will celebrate the progress and achievements of this year's eleven start up businesses at the Awards and Showcase evening.
Drama and Theatre Studies (School of Music and Theatre) is delighted to announce that Dr. Marie Kelly has been elected Vice-President of the Irish Society for Theatre Research (ISTR) at its Ninth Annual Conference at IT Tralee at the end of May this year.
RTÉ and Science Foundation Ireland have today announced a pilot initiative to provide grant funding for the development of additional television programming related to science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) that has broad audience appeal.
Research Support Services would like to congratulate Dr Lynette Keeney for her recent success attaining a Royal Society University Research Fellowship.
The ranking measures the scientific performance of 750 major universities worldwide, using a sophisticated set of bibliometric indicators.
The PRESTIGE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships programme, a programme aimed at fostering the international mobility of post-doc researchers.
The QS World University Rankings by Subject highlights the world’s top universities in a range of popular subject areas, covering 36 subjects as of 2015. Published annually since 2011, the rankings are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.
EU-XCEL is a new virtual accelerator which seeks out talented, aspiring entrepreneurs in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) to participate in a unique international entrepreneurship experience focused on creating and supporting European teams to become incubator-ready entrepreneurs
The Embassy of France in Ireland is setting up to help French and Irish researchers collaborating together.
This system has been designed to broaden the parameters measured providing a more holistic and relevant assessment of university performance than commercially-driven rankings.
UCC along with 5 other Irish Universities have implemented the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. In doing so, we will receive the 'HR Excellence in Research Award' for our efforts to create attractive working conditions for researchers in Europe.
Congratulations to Dr Maria McNamara who secured funding for her research entitled Animal coloration through deep time: evolutionary novelty, homology and taphonomy. Dr McNamara's research was awarded up to €2 million in ERC funding.
Dr Guangbo Hao of the School of Engineering was among the scholars awarded at the recent RIA Charlemont grants awards ceremony
The co-founder of the world’s two largest electronic design automation companies and the former Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland were the guest speakers at the George Boole 200 Inaugural Lectures in UCC. Below is a selection of the media coverage of the event.
The Health Research Board is organising an information event for Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 1 - Health and Demographic Change on 3rd November 2015
There will be an emphasis on the next 2-year work programme 2016/2017 which will be launched mid-October by the European Commission.
Exploring the status of QA in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and the challenges that universities may face in adapting their processes in light of the new ESG.
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) have entered an agreement to welcome, encourage and support research applications that cut across national boundaries and engage collaborative teams led by researchers from the UK and Ireland
The EPA is in the process of developing a new corporate strategy for the period 2016-2020. This involves a review of the core objectives, activities and priorities of the Agency.
The EPA is organising a National Information Day for Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 on the 21st October 2015 at the Herbert Park Hotel, Dublin 4.
Interested in learning about the talented people and ideas being funded by SFI across the Irish Higher Education Institutes? Then you should join us at the Science Gallery, Monday 5th of October from 17:00 to 20:30.
The Startup Gathering 2015, taking place across Ireland from the 5th to 10th October, is a platform to support and celebrate entrepreneurs: change makers, the innovators, the job creators, the ‘let’s make it happen’ people who launch businesses, bring ideas to life and drive Ireland’s economic growth
The Royal Irish Academy awards a range of grants annually to support Irish research in the sciences and the humanities. We are delighted to invite you to a presentation on ‘Royal Irish Academy Grants for Early Career Researchers’ at 13:00 on the 9th of September in G15 Western Gateway Building UCC.
The SFI Industry Fellowship programme aims to develop and support academic partnerships with industry.
An information day on the Royal Society-SFI University Fellowship Programme will take place at in University College Cork on July 29th at 1.30pm in the Council Room
A presentation by members of the Science Foundation Ireland Pre-Award team will take place this coming Thursday, July 30th at 11:30 in the Council Room
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, in cooperation with the Careers Office and Human Resources UCC, wishes to bring to your attention a series of unique opportunities to learn more about career opportunities for researchers in industry
You are invited to attend “ICT in the Societal Challenges” on 2nd July 2015, a brokerage and networking event.
Enterprise Ireland, supported by the Environmental Protection Agency and Intertrade Ireland are hosting an information and networking event focussing on opportunities in the 2016-2017 Horizon 2020 SC5 - Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials Work Programme.
Bringing together key players from the fields of research, business and innovation, the conference will address Open Science, the European Research Area, and Innovation. Scientists, innovators, and policy-makers will make up over 500 participants and discuss how Europe can open up to an ERA of Innovation, where ideas will be forged to bring growth and jobs to Europe.
This is an excellent opportunity to network with key stakeholders and decision makers and shape the future of Europe's research and innovation policy.
Join us for a webinar on June 19, 2015 at 2:00 PM GMT.
UCC Research Support Services are hosting an Information Session H2020 Societal Challenge 5 Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials. The session will be provide an overview of 2016/17 Work Programme including: topics, upcoming calls, the application process and selection criteria.
Science with and for Society “will help build effective cooperation between science and society, to recruit new talent for science and to pair scientific excellence with social awareness and responsibility” (Science with and for Society Work Programme 2014-2015). The event will take place in Brussels, Belgium on the 22nd of May 2015.
On Thursday 21 May, a special European Citizens' Dialogue will take place in Dublin on the theme "Investing in Europe’s Future - Digital Opportunities for Ireland". It will take place in the National Convention Centre, Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1 with refreshments starting from 3 p.m.
SFI will host a information session outlining the SFI-DEL Partnership component of the IvP 2015 call and its application process
Day 1 – Open access in H2020 – how to increase your chances of success with a strong data management and open access plan
Day 2 – Open access and data management – institutional needs, targets and training
Up to eighty senior researchers from Brazil will come to Ireland later this month, to attend the first ever Brazil Ireland Science Week. This marks the first time that such a large group of scientists has come to Ireland from Brazil. In addition, the presidents of Brazilian funding agencies will attend the conference, to be held in Dublin Castle from February 23rd to 26th.
The European Commission currently the first drafts of the 2016-17 Work Programmes. Indications are that in 2016-17 Pillar one (Excellent Science) of Horizon 2020 will be unchanged while Pillars two (Industrial Leadership) three (Societal Challenges) will be oriented around changing priorities and focus areas.
While the Commission’s plans for Pillar 3 (Societal Challenges) have yet to be finalised, the priority areas for each Challenge have been summarised in a series of Scoping Papers for challenges 1 to 7.
The aim of the Commercialisation Fund Programme is to improve the competitiveness of the Irish economy through the creation of technology based start-up companies and the transfer of innovations developed in Higher Education Institutes and Research Performing Organisations to industry in Ireland.
The programme will fund the development of innovations at all stages of the commercial pipeline to the point where they can be commercialised as new products, services and companies.
Minister Bruton announces new AbbVie and Science Foundation Ireland investment of €10 million in two new research collaborations
A molecule developed by scientists at University College Cork, derived from the berries of the Bloodhorn tree, has shown "a very significant reduction in tumour size," particularly leukaemia cancer cells.
Professors Kenny and Boylan have been close friends and colleagues for nearly a decade. For the last two years they have co-directed INFANT, Ireland's first and only perinatal research centre.
Scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs from all around the world are working on a series of prototypes at UCC as part of IndieBio, a first-of-its-kind synthetic biology accelerator programme.
Last night, Thursday 8th October, UCC honoured staff members for their outstanding contributions to University life at a ceremony in the Aula Maxima. The Awards Ceremony combined presentations and accolades to winners from three separate award schemes: Teaching & Learning; Staff Recognition; and Research.
Warmest congratulations to Professor John Mee, whose unpublished first poetry collection, _Beyond the Extinct_, has been announced as the winner of the 2015 Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award.
University College Cork (UCC) has been named The Sunday Times University of the Year for a record-breaking fourth time. UCC is the University of the Year for the fourth time in the history of The Sunday Times Good University Guide, which was first published in 2002.
Researchers at the APC Microbiome Institute in UCC and University of Naples Federico II have shown a Mediterranean diet rich in fruit and vegetables is linked to a rise in health promoting short chain fatty acids and the bacteria in the gut that make these compounds.
The INFANT Centre (Irish Centre for Foetal and Neonatal Translational Research) at University College Cork, Bioscreen Health, laya healthcare and IBM have launched the ‘LEANBH’ project in the Cork University Maternity Hospital today, designed to make pregnancy safer.
Irish Universities have continued to lose ground in the latest university rankings released yesterday. Similarly, the US continues to lose its grip as institutions in Europe up their game
The Irish Research Council has opened the 2016 call for the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme.
Please join us for a short session on how to navigate through the UCC Research administrative support system.
The President of Ireland Future Research Leaders programme is a recruitment-only programme designed to attract to Ireland outstanding new and emerging research leaders in the earlier stages of their research career in both scientific and engineering domains, where candidates may have both academic and/or industry relevant backgrounds with a focus on research excellence with impact.
Join us for our 6th Unleashing Innovation Excellent Summit 2016 to enjoy useful networking, benchmarking opportunities and an agenda which offers all innovation stakeholders, including Front and Back-end Innovation Leaders, Research & Development Heads, Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Academics and Investors the chance to be part of an dynamic new programme of leading innovation speakers
SFI’s Spokes programme is a vehicle to enable the addition of new industrial and academic partners and projects to an SFI Research Centre, so allowing the Centre to expand and develop in line with new priorities and opportunities
InterTradeIreland, the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine in Ireland and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Northern Ireland invites you to attend the All-Island Horizon 2020 Conference for Societal Challenge 2.
Participate in the Brussels SC2 info-week and learn more about the new Horizon 2020 work programme 2016/2017 for Societal Challenge 2: Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, maritime and martime inland water research and bio-economy.
Early Career Researcher Forum Annual Seminar by Dr Suzanne Guerin ‘Adopting a mixed methods approach to evaluation in palliative and end of life care research’
This seminar will be based on mixed methods research with a particular focus on different types of evaluation within the Medical Research Council’s (MRC) framework for evaluating complex interventions
In the next couple of weeks, the Engage2020 project will hold three webinars, to celebrate the end of the project and to share all their outputs.
The RAIN (Risk Analysis of Infrastructure Networks in Response to Extreme Weather Events) project is organising a workshop at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), to identify and analyse the most probable extreme climatological phenomena affecting Europe infrastructure based on previous events.
The European Parliament and the Southern Regional Assembly are hosting an information and training morning on the Wales-Ireland cross-border programme of the European Union. With funding of some €100 million, the programme links the South East of Ireland and the West of Wales.
As a developed country with a quickly expanding economy, Ireland will experience significant repercussions during this century as a result of the Paris Agreement. Researchers from UCC's Environmental Research Institute (ERI) offered solutions at the recent COP21 meeting in Paris.
Please be advised that DAFM published today the Application Form and accompanying Guidelines providing further details on the recently published Call for proposals under its Industry co-funded Platform Instrument focused on 2 broad topics namely ‘Data, ICT & Sensors’ and ‘Biorefining’.
Silicon Republic continues to list the leading lights in Ireland’s Sci-Tech 100, with this instalment featuring illuminating innovators.
The Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation Damien English TD, together with the Taoiseach and the Minister for Jobs, today published Innovation 2020, Ireland’s 5-year strategy for research and development, science and technology.
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to Dr James Kapalo, a lecturer in the Study of Religions Department at University College Cork.
Dr Kapalo has been awarded a €990,000 grant for his project Hidden Galleries. This is the second such award to be made to UCC’s College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences since the inception of the ERC in 2007.
An unpublished 19th century recipe book and the letters of George Boole, show that Ireland’s food and dining customs at end of the Famine were far more complex that the stereotype of potatoes and little else according to Regina Sexton, food and culinary historian at UCC.