- 08 Mar 2017
UCC’s Schools of Nursing & Midwifery and Pharmacy & Pharmacology have been ranked in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 published today (8/3/17).
UCC awards its first Commercialization Impact Award to the team behind Oculus Ireland technology.
UCC celebrated the current and future successful innovations at its Annual showcase event, the Commercialisation Awards, last week. The 7th Annual PurdyLucey Invention of the Year awards were hosted by UCC in the Western Gateway building. This year for the first time, we were joined by both our technology transfer network partners, Teagasc and Cork Institute of Technology, who also provided awards through this competition to celebrate their respective research communities.
This week UCC based entrepreneur Conor O'Shea won the Cork BIC Investor Challenge. Conor is CEO of the company, Skellig Surgical Limited, a medical device company based in the UCC Gateway Incubation Centre and part of the Gateway Sprint programme. The company will initially focus on the production of a minimally invasive small bowel retractor to help gastrointestinal surgeons.
Cork Cancer Research Centre, based at UCC, announce the launch of a new clinical trial for the treatment of malignant melanoma, aimed at significantly improving patient outcomes.
Each year the NC3Rs awards a prize to recognise an outstanding original contribution to scientific and technological advances in the 3Rs, published in the last three years
Stefan Andersson-Engels has been elected a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.
On 6th October, at a ceremony in the Aula Maxima, UCC honoured staff for their outstanding contributions to University life including advancing the research mission of the institution. The Awards Ceremony combined presentations and accolades to winners from three separate award schemes: Teaching & Learning; Staff Recognition; and Research.
Scientists at the APC Microbiome Institute at UCC have identified an arsenal of new antimicrobials which can kill many harmful bacteria.
In an event held on 26th October, UCC celebrated the appointment of four leading researchers to the position of Research Professor. Appointment to this position recognises acknowledged leadership in their research disciplines, as well as performing to the highest level internationally with regard to the delivery of research outputs.
The French Embassy is launching a call for applications for the “Week of International Scientific Young Talents” organised in Paris from January 29 to February 3, 2017.
Professor Barry O’Sullivan, Director of Insight at UCC, has been elected as Deputy President of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EurAI) at its General Assembly held in The Hague.
The Fulbright Commission has now launched the 2017-2018 Fulbright Irish Awards competition. These globally-recognised Awards support Irish and E.U. citizens to undertake postgraduate study, research or teaching in the USA for a 3-12 month period.
Science Foundation Ireland is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the National Science Foundation (NSF) under the Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) Programme
The Authority intends to establish an agreement with one Third Level Educational Institution (TLI) for the provision of a number of Research Assistants to assist in the completion of a range of specialised projects across a number of different Authority business units and/or locations
UCC wins 2 Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact awards
UCCs Office of Technology Transfer had a very good night at the annual Knowledge Transfer Impact Awards (23rd June) at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin winning two of the seven national awards on the night.
If you're publishing an APC-free Open Access journal with very little resources, you might be able to receive funding for it from OpenAIRE!
University College Cork has been included in Reuters’ first-ever ranking of Europe’s ‘Top 100’ innovative universities.
The Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century hosted a day long symposium in University College Cork entitled: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Ageing, Consumption and Service and Participating in Horizon2020 Ageing Research Calls
Fiona Edwards Murphy has been awarded a 2016 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, which aims to promote young women who excel in the fields of computer science and technology
The SFI Industry Fellowship programme (http://www.sfi.ie/funding/funding-calls/open-calls/industry-fellowship-programme-2016.html) is a funding mechanism for academic researchers who wish to spend time in industry, working on a collaborative research project of interest
Three University College Cork academics were among 22 newly elected members of the Royal Irish Academy who signed the members book on Friday 26th May in recognition of their world-class contribution to science and the humanities.
Launched in October 2006 to mark the 175th anniversary of the foundation of the University and now celebrating its decennial year, the IAS is the University’s flagship research institute. It seeks to catalyse new ideas by bringing together internationally recognised academics as well as writers, artists and practitioners
Over the last 10-15 years, the UCC research community has been very successful in developing interdisciplinary research centres funded from a variety of external sources, and a significant proportion of UCC research activity is now hosted by Research Institutes, Centres and Units (RICUs)
University College Cork (UCC) scored top marks across the five core areas ranked in the world’s most comprehensive ranking system.
A new accelerator programme, called SPRINT, was launched today (Thursday) at Gateway UCC by Julie Sinnamon, CEO Enterprise Ireland and UCC VP for Research & Innovation Anita Maguire. Designed to support early stage start-ups, entrepreneurs and UCC-based researchers, the SPRINT Accelerator will focus on commercialisation of UCC generated technologies and routes to market.
2016 has dawned brightly for University College Cork (UCC), being named The Sunday Times University of the Year for a record-breaking fourth time. Following its triumphs in 2003, 2005 and 2011, the guide noted UCC’s growing international reputation based on its high performance in research, and exceptional track record in innovation
The very successful programme for Researcher Leaders, Professional Skills for Research Leaders (PSRL) will commence in the coming months
This is a development programme in Research Leadership. The PSRL suite is made up of six on-line programmes targeted to assist Research Leaders with the everyday operation of their research group whilst managing its research strategy and positioning
The Minister for Jobs, Richard Burton, TD together with the Minister for Research, Innovation and Skills, Damien English, TD today announced details of a €28 million investment in research equipment and facilities through Science Foundation Ireland.
A team of Irish clinical academics have secured one of seven major awards that have been made across the UK and Ireland by Wellcome*.