Professor John O'Halloran
UCC is a vibrant community of diverse and independent thought leaders with the shared ambition of a Connected University with research at its heart. Enabling the development of novel interdisciplinary research is a core objective of our institutional strategy ‘UCC 2022: Delivering a Connected University’. UCC Futures exemplifies this objective as we seek transformative, disruptive Research Leaders to connect research across disciplinary boundaries, creating knowledge and translating research into sustainable benefits and value for society. Transformative research will inform our curriculum, supporting the education of global citizens with the skills, knowledge and abilities to address key challenges facing society. In establishing UCC Futures, we will foster the collaboration and partnership that enables our researchers to respond with agility to evolving circumstance and opportunity. 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 F. Cryan
"UCC’s will lead and continue to create a research environment that is able to respond with agility to global societal challenges. Indeed, our world-class Research Centres and flagship Tyndall National Institute have been magnets for researchers to come to Cork and their impact shows the value of bringing together disciplines on a scale for the benefit of our society. UCC Futures will build on this success to accelerate research, connecting disciplines to generate an environment of creativity, curiosity and critical thinking that enables a more just and inclusive future. The facilitation of innovative interdisciplinary synergies will inspire, engage and enable our researchers to create the future. UCC welcomes researchers who think radically, are inclusive and connect diversity of thought for maximum, sustainable, economic, societal and cultural resilience and prosperity. UCC Futures will provide the positive and transformative environment to secure our collective futures through excellence in research and innovation."
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