Leadership and Strategy

Leadership and Strategy

This page contains information on the leadership of the university together with key strategic documents and links to key services of the university.

UCC News and Views

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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From left to right: Sean Griffin, CTO of CergenX; Geraldine Boylan, CSO CergenX and INFANT Director; and Jason Mowles, CEO, CergenX. Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
28 Nov 2023

Newborn brain screener awarded €6.7 million funding

• New device awarded €6.7m to develop a platform to detect abnormal brain activity in infants soon after birth.• The technology assesses all newborns for signs of brain injury in less than 15 minutes• Early detection and intervention are critical for improved outcomes and quality of life.
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27 Nov 2023

Greater ambition on climate action needed at COP28 – Mary Robinson

• Former Irish President and Chair of The Elders Mary Robinson warns world leaders to show more ambition on the eve of COP28 summit. • Ireland not on track to meet carbon budget targets • Mrs Robinson makes comments ahead of appearance at Sustainable Futures Forum in UCC.
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Dr Mohamad Saab, Senior Lecturer and Director of Graduate Studies at the School of Nursing and Midwifery UCC, who lead this research.
24 Nov 2023

Virtual reality gaming promotes men’s health

Virtual reality game aims to increase men’s awareness of testicular diseases. This is the first time virtual reality gaming has been used to promote men’s health. The study was conducted in collaboration with nine GAA clubs in Ireland.
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