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Sustainable Futures Forum

University College Cork’s Sustainable Futures project will host the inaugural Sustainable Futures Forum on Monday, 27 November. The Sustainable Futures Forum will be a high-level forum for discussing solutions to critical sustainability and climate issues relevant in a national and international context.

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Dr. Christopher Broderick is the fourth UCC scientist to receive a Royal Society-Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellowship. Image credit: Ruben Martinez
07 Dec 2023

UCC physicist awarded Fellowship for semiconductor research

Dr. Christopher Broderick’s research will produce an enhanced understanding of new capabilities in nanowires - filaments of semiconductor material one-thousandth the breadth of a human hair. Dr. Broderick is the fourth UCC scientist to receive a Royal Society-Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellowship.
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05 Dec 2023

UCC moves up to sixth place in global environmental ranking

UCC recognised as one of the world's leading universities for environmental commitment and initiatives to combat climate change.
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UCC President Professor John O’Halloran with Hayley O'Connell Vaughan, UCC Students' Union Communications and Engagement Officer, and Dearbhla Richardson, UCCSU Environmental and Sustainability Representative. Image credit: Daragh McSweeney/Provision
30 Nov 2023

UCC saves 1 million plastic cups from landfill

In less than one year, 1 million single-use plastic cups have been saved from landfill. ‘Plastic Free UCC’ highlights the impact of small, everyday choices. UCC set sector leading targets in its sustainability and climate action plan.
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Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD launches two new research co-centres. Image credit: SFI
29 Nov 2023

UCC partnered in new €70 million research centres on climate and sustainable food

The funding will bring together academics, industry and policymakers across the Irish Government, UK Government and Northern Ireland Government Departments to collaborate on common challenges such as food sustainability and climate change. Professor Mairead Kiely is the Nutrition and Health Platform lead in the Co-Centre for Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems. Dr Jean O’Dwyer will lead the Sustainable Communities and Livelihoods Research Challenge within the Climate+ Co-Centre.  
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