Solidarity, support and scholarship

New Sanctuary Fellowships for third level staff, academics and researchers

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UCC Ukraine Response

The 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine has resulted in a large number of people fleeing conflict, displaced, and seeking refuge in Ireland. In response and as a committed University of Sanctuary, UCC has a focus on supporting these new members of our communities, working together with local government, public sector agencies, and NGO’s for joined up approaches locally, regionally and nationally.

Message from the President

As a designated and exemplary University of Sanctuary we are committed to creating conditions of solidarity, support and continued scholarship for people displaced by war and human rights violations.

Professor John O'Halloran, President, University College Cork

I am honoured to announce the university's new Sanctuary Fellowship which adds to the existing strengths, dedicated supports and scholarships at UCC for people seeking refuge in Ireland.

Professor John O'Halloran, President, University College Cork

News and Updates

08 Apr 2022

European and global university networks come together for Scholars at Risk Public Lecture Series

European and global university networks come together to share experiences and best practices with regards to protecting and promoting at risk scholars, not only in times of war and on our campus, but also in times of peace and worldwide. Hosted by Ruhr University Bochum host this opening session, the international panel includes Prof. Dr. Piaras MacEinri (Committee Member, University of Sanctuary Working Group, University College Cork and Cork City of Sanctuary Movement). 
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26 Mar 2022

Ukrainian academic who helped rebuild her university to deliver public lecture in UCC

Dr Samosonok was one of three administrators tasked with moving her university to territory under the control of the Ukrainian government after the war began in the Donbas region.
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14 Mar 2022

University study will be available to Ukrainian refugees, says Simon Harris

The Government has pledged to ensure that Ukrainians fleeing war can study at Irish universities. Higher Education Minister Simon Harris also confirmed that Irish students who fled from Ukraine will be able to continue their studies in Ireland, after places were made available by universities.
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09 Mar 2022

At heart of Ukraine conflict is battle to control past

Dr Tatiana Vagramenko is a Senior Researcher in Ukrainian history and anthropology at University College Cork (UCC)
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