UCC Quad with futuristic line drawing representing the UCC futures initiative

UCC Futures


Securing our future through research excellence. We are currently recruiting posts for UCC Futures - Sustainability.


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About UCC Futures

UCC Futures is an ambitious new programme of research prioritisation coupled with an innovative academic recruitment strategy across ten indicative areas of strategic importance that will build a foundation for economic, societal and cultural resilience and prosperity.

Our Vision

University College Cork (UCC) is committed to continually strengthening its research and academic excellence. UCC Futures enables a dynamic enhancement of research, support of innovation and translation of research to tangible solutions to address emerging societal needs and global grand challenges, to secure a better future for all.

UCC Futures is one of a number of measures that will support our society to thrive and to secure a sustainable future for all.

Professor John O'Halloran

President of UCC

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UCC Futures….will inspire, engage and enable our researchers to create the future.

Professor John F. Cryan

Vice-President, Research and Innovation, UCC

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10 indicative areas

We are looking for talented individuals who mine the frontiers of curiosity and inquiry at the intersection of disciplines. Consolidating talent and potential, UCC Futures supports the delivery of superior quality in research, scholarship, and the translation of research to tangible impact on the world. 

Discover what Cork has to offer

Cork is ranked as one of Europe’s top eight ‘ideal cultural and creative cities’ by the European Commission

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Listed as one of the Top 10 places in the world to visit by the Lonely Planet

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Cork City is a gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way

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Cork is widely regarded as the food capital of Ireland with more than 350 artisan producers located throughout the City and County

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Cork plays host to 24 major festivals each year

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UCC Futures

Office of Vice President for Research and Innovation | 4th Floor | Block E, Food Science Building | UCC,

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