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Introduction to University College Cork

UCC was established in 1845 as one of three Queen’s Colleges at Cork, Galway and Belfast.  The site chosen for the college is particularly appropriate given its connection with the patron saint of Cork, St Finbarr.  It is believed his monastery and school stood on the bank of the river Lee, which runs through the lower grounds of the University.  University College Cork (UCC) is the principal university in the province of Munster and the largest outside Dublin

UCC, provides over 120 degree and professional programmes through some 60 Disciplines.

The University offers an innovative, research-led curriculum, taught by world-class academics that consistently attracts a quality student intake.  The University has a recurrent budget of €280 million. UCC comprises four Colleges:

  • Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
  • Business and Law
  • Medicine and Health
  • Science, Engineering and Food Science

UCC employs some 2,700 staff. The University is committed to building its capacity to carry out research of the highest international quality, and to providing research-lead teaching across the breadth of disciplines and specialisms typical of a traditional university.  UCC prides itself on close connections with the professions, industry and the local community. 

Staff are essential to the achievement of our mission and UCC places a special emphasis on quality improvement strategies in Human Resource Management. We seek to develop staff capable of keeping the University at the forefront in all that it does.

We offer competitive remuneration packages with progressive employment and training policies to ensure that staff have every opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and expertise to carry out their duties effectively and to achieve their full potential. Staff can avail of membership of a variety of clubs and societies, a wide range of facilities on campus, including a leisure centre, as well as Staff Travel and Advantage Schemes. The University has committed to establishing a supportive working environment in which the needs of all staff are recognised and their contributions valued and rewarded.

 University College Cork is an equal opportunities employer‌

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