Facts and Figures

  • UCC had the first website in Ireland and the 9th website in the world.
  • UCC was the first Irish university to produce a spin-out company from its research
  • UCC developed the world’s first junction-less transistor
  • UCC was the first Irish university to establish a business incubation centre for recent graduates
  • UCC was the first Irish university to establish outreach continuing education
  • UCC is home to Cork University Press, Ireland’s first and only wholly-owned university press
  • UCC was the first Irish university to graduate a woman in medicine
  • UCC appointed the first female professor in Britain and Ireland
  • UCC’s first professor of mathematics, George Boole is regarded as the most significant mathematician ever to have worked in Ireland and the father of the information age.

 
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