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  • UCC and Food Safety Authority of Ireland join forces on research project

    22 Oct 2020
    UCC and Food Safety Authority of Ireland join forces on research project
    • University College Cork to work with Food Safety Authority on research project
    • The Project is one of 12 to share €700,000 Science Foundation Ireland funding
    • UCC/FSAI project is an ‘Assessment of the Safety of Probiotic Foods on Sale targeted at vulnerable groups in Ireland’
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  • Glucksman Gallery wins international award for Covid-19 initiative

    20 Oct 2020
    Glucksman Gallery wins international award for Covid-19 initiative

    The Glucksman at UCC is celebrating having won the Best International Museum Award in a virtual awards ceremony hosted by TV personalities, Philip Mould and Kate Williams on Monday.

    The UK’s Family Friendly Museum awards have been running for 15 years and recognise excellence in activities for young people and this year placed special emphasis on digital activities that we able to go ahead during the pandemic.

    The Glucksman was recognised for its 'Creativity At Home' initiative which encouraged creative activities to keep children engaged during lockdown. 

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  • Virtual History Conference to mark the centenary of the Terence MacSwiney and the Cork Men’s Gaol Hunger Strike

    08 Oct 2020
    Virtual History Conference to mark the centenary of the Terence MacSwiney and the Cork Men’s Gaol Hunger Strike

    The public is invited to log onto a three-day online centenary conference exploring the events leading up to the death of patriot Lord Mayor of Cork, Terence MacSwiney and the Cork Men’s Gaol Hunger Strike.

    Hosted by UCC, and funded by Cork City Council and the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the virtual event has been organised to mark the centenary of the hunger strike of Irish republicans in Brixton Prison and Cork Men’s Gaol.

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  • Taoiseach visits UCC's Tyndall National Institute

    02 Oct 2020
    Taoiseach visits UCC's Tyndall National Institute

    Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD recently visited University College Cork's Tyndall National Institute, one of Europe’s leading ICT research centres. During the visit, the Taoiseach spoke with some of Tyndall’s award-winning PhD students and researchers about the impact of their work. The focus of the visit was a discussion on the ambitious expansion of Tyndall and the official opening of the new Electron Beam Lithography Lab, which is unique in Ireland. The capabilities of the lab allows us to rapidly transition from fundamental research, to prototype and manufacture with industry. This is a critical enabler for the high-tech industry in Ireland.

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  • UCC awarded significant HCI 3 funding

    05 Oct 2020
    UCC awarded significant HCI 3 funding

    Huge boost for Cork’s pharma and health tech future

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  • UCC Nursing & Midwifery and Dental Schools awarded for equality work

    29 Sep 2020
    UCC Nursing & Midwifery and Dental Schools awarded for equality work
    Two Schools in University College Cork’s College of Medicine & Health have earned Athena SWAN awards.
     
    The UK-based Higher Education agency AdvanceHE today announced the conferring of the awards on the School of Nursing & Midwifery and the Dental School & Hospital. The announcement follows news earlier this year of the conferring of an award on the School of Public Health, bringing to eight the number of School-level awards in UCC.

     

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  • IMPORTANT: New Academic term update

    25 Sep 2020
    IMPORTANT: New Academic term update

    Following a Government direction this afternoon, UCC, along with all universities in the country, will introduce enhanced public health protection measures from Monday, 28 September 2020.

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  • UCC launches virtual learning ‘one-stop shop’ for students

    21 Sep 2020
    UCC launches virtual learning ‘one-stop shop’ for students

    UCC has unveiled its Success Zone, a virtual learning space designed to support students as they navigate a new ‘blended learning’ environment.

    New and returning University College Cork (UCC) students will have access to a brand new virtual learning space, following the launch of the university’s Success Zone.

    Described as a ‘one-stop shop’ for students entering the new academic term, the UCC Success Zone is a virtual learning space designed to offer academic strategies to help them to succeed at UCC.

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  • Almost 50 dedicated services available to support UCC students through new term

    16 Sep 2020
    Almost 50 dedicated services available to support UCC students through new term

    Students beginning and returning to education at University College Cork will be able to avail of almost 50 services dedicated to supporting their personal, academic and professional development throughout the new term.

    The services and supports, which cover all aspects of student life, have been illustrated by UCC’s Student Experience Office in the form of its very own ‘Support Tree’.

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  • Interim President appointed at UCC

    15 Sep 2020
    Interim President appointed at UCC

    University College Cork (UCC) today announces that its Governing Body has appointed Professor John O’Halloran as its interim President.

    Professor O’Halloran has served as Deputy President and Registrar since 2018 and assumes the interim President role immediately for a period of one year.

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