Food and Nutritional Sciences
Welcome to the School
Human nutrition, food science and the supply chain from farm to consumer are the specialties of the associated Schools of Food and Nutritional Sciences and Food Business and Development at University College Cork.
UCC has a national and international reputation for provision of quality education in the Food area and has state of the art facilities.
We are recognised for the high quality of research and collaboration in human nutrition and health, cereals and beverage technology, dairy science, food packaging, ingredients technology, consumer behaviour, food economics, supply chain management, international food policy and rural development.
Our staff are among the most highly cited scientists in their respective fields and contribute to the development of policies that improve public health, safeguard food safety and promote innovation and sustainability of the rural economy and the modern food industry.
Ireland’s agri-food industry is a key component our modern economy. It accounts for 8% of GDP, with over 160,000 jobs. It is responsible for a major proportion of exports of Irish-owned enterprises and its products are sold in over 170 markets around the world. Annual food output exceeds €16 billion, and the sector contributes €7 billion in exports.
News and Events
Making the most of every bite - Book Launch today
We launched our book today 'Making the most of every bite' which is a high protein, high calorie resource for the estimated 145,000 Irish people who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition. It was launched by Minister for Health Simon Harris. 100,000 free copies are available through the HSE.Read Article