Strategy and Engagement

Ideas that matter

For more than 175 years, UCC has been cultivating students and researching solutions that have both local and global applications.  Across the full range of academic disciplines, our degrees and scholarship are calibrated to make a positive impact globally.  Our ambition is nothing short of changing the world.

Fundamentally, UCC’s strategic intent is to leverage internationalisation to the benefit of all aspects of the University’s activities.  As noted in UCC 2022, weaving global engagement into learning/teaching, research, and the student/staff experience will “Create value for our community through an international outlook and informed and creative engagement on local and global issues.”   Evolving out of the 2012 Internationalisation Policy, the updated objectives for UCC Global are:

  1. To maximise inclusivity, multiculturalism, and global thinking across the institution
  2. To utilise global reach, strategic collaboration, and internationalisation to enhance the quality, reputation, and rank of UCC
  3. To enable and expand bi-directional mobility (physical/virtual; student/staff) sustainably, safely, and in support of learning
  4. To champion globalised perspectives and intercultural engagement at UCC, in the community, and abroad
  5. To amplify UCC’s voice on shared global issues and challenges

International Office Strategic Objective

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UCC in the World

Whether through research, for recruitment, with Partners, or via Alumni, UCC is active around the world. Our global offices and agent network provide support to prospective students by guiding them through the process of applying to university overseas.

Securing Our Future: UCC Strategic Plan 2023–2028 has been developed to position the university optimally in an environment of rapid change and reflects our commitment to a sustainable future for our people, planet and university.

International Office

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Roseleigh, Western Road, Cork, T12 R229

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