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Key Facts

UCC's economic impact amounts to approximately €800 million annually

UCC's 24,000 students and staff in Cork city supports over 3,000 jobs in the local economy

Since 2013, UCC has signed 365 new industry research contracts and co-authored 364 publications with 100 corporations

Over 4,300 students across 90% of our undergraduate programmes participated in work-based, clinical and international placements in 2017

UCC News & Views

Photo (L-R): Dr Tom O'Callaghan, Professor John Morrissey, Martin Heydon T.D., Professor Joe Kerry.
17 Jul 2024

UCC researcher to lead project on reducing food waste using new sustainable packaging materials

Professor Joe Kerry from the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences at University College Cork (UCC) will lead a new agri-food research project aimed at improving the shelf-life of dairy products using sustainable packaging solutions. The ‘Dairy-Zap’ project has received funding of €829,237 from the Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine (DAFM) ‘Thematic Research Call’.
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17 Jul 2024

Playing Dungeons and Dragons can support mental health

New UCC study shows how playing Dungeons and Dragons can support players’ mental health. Escapism, creative expression and social support were identified among the key aspects uniquely linked to the immersive and imaginative nature of D&D gameplay. These findings highlight the transformative potential of D&D in therapeutic settings.
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Dr Paddy Crowley & Dr Con Murphy in the Mardyke in UCC. UCC GAA Club based at the Mardyke has won 42 Fitzgibbon Cups.
17 Jul 2024

Legends of Cork GAA preview the All-Ireland final

Two legends of Cork GAA met in the Mardyke in University College Cork (UCC) to preview the All-Ireland final between Cork and Clare.   
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Professor Pavel Baranov, Professor in Biomolecular Informatics in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at UCC.
12 Jul 2024

UCC researcher receives prestigious recognition in Molecular Biology

Professor Pavel (Pasha) Baranov, a world leading researcher in Biomolecular Informatics in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at University College Cork (UCC), has been elected to the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) for his outstanding research contributions to genetic decoding and mRNA (messenger RNA) translation.
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