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19th JUNE 2023 at 8:30 in Aula Maxima, University College Cork, launch of the new post-graduate Diploma and MSc qualifications in Dairy Technology and Innovation.

16 May 2023
Launch of the New Diploma and MSc in Dairy Technology and Innovation

UCC and Taste 4 Success Skillnet are delighted to welcome you to the launch of the new post-graduate Diploma and MSc qualifications in Dairy Technology and Innovation. 


These new programmes, through the Centre of Excellence, provide pathways for dairy talent to access life-long, work-integrated professional development opportunities in an innovative, blended, flexible format using a unique model of stackable qualifications. This builds on the success of the post-graduate Certificate in Dairy Technology and Innovation, codeveloped with Teagasc and delivered since 2016. 

This initiative integrates academic excellence and industry needs to spearhead talent across the dairy sector.

With a focus on value-add, these programmes are designed to support the dairy sector in developing the skilled professionals required to meet the rapidly evolving challenges and ambitions of sustainable, science-based innovation over the next decade. 

Dairy is Ireland's largest indigenous industry, employing 85,000 people, contributing €16bn in economic value across the island, supporting the sustainable nutrition needs of millions of consumers globally.

UCC is the number one University for Dairy Science in Ireland and the Dairy Science Centre of Excellence, within the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, as part of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science aims to integrate existing strengths and develop leadership in dairy science research, education and training.       

Taste 4 Success Skillnet is co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and network companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS).

Organising Committee:

Prof Seamus O'Mahony, Lecturer in Food Science, School of Food & Nutritional Sciences, UCC

Ms Nadia Grasso, Programme Manager, FITU

Ms Colette Crowley, Programme Manager, FITU

Dr Joanne Uí Chrualaoich - Manager, FITU

Ms Bridie Corrigan Matthews (Network Manager, Taste 4 Success Skillnet)

Ms Breda Barber (Taste 4 Success Skillnet)


For further details or information contact:

Nadia Grasso,

Click here to register

Food Industry Training Unit

University College Cork , Western Road, Cork