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  • Seven universities launch Charter to secure future of university education

    17 Sep 2018
    Seven universities launch Charter to secure future of university education

    Ireland’s seven universities have today (September 17th, 2018) committed to a Charter to grow and develop the university education system for this and future generations of students.

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  • Cork launches new brand for region

    17 Sep 2018
    Cork launches new brand for region

    Many of Cork’s landmark buildings including City Hall, County Hall, Port of Cork, UCC, CIT’s City Centre Hub, The Capitol and One Albert Quay will turn red this week to launch a new brand to promote Cork.

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  • UCC Researcher leads €3.2M air quality project

    05 Nov 2020
    UCC Researcher leads €3.2M air quality project

    A University College Cork-led research project has received €3.2m in European funding to develop a more cost effective way to measure air pollution.

    It is hoped that the research team, drawn from industry and academia and coordinated by UCC, will bring about the creation of low cost electrical sensors for detecting harmful particles in the atmosphere, and that these devices can be subsequently deployed on airplanes, ships and other platforms to monitor air quality.

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  • Former SU President wins Entrepreneurship Award for Carbon Footprint Tracking App

    07 Jul 2021
    Former SU President wins Entrepreneurship Award for Carbon Footprint Tracking App

     

    • Former UCC Students’ Union President wins €1,000 UCC Computer Science Entrepreneurship Award for Carbon Footprint Tracking App

    • Ben Dunlea’s innovative thinking has led to the creation of an app which enables users to calculate their own carbon footprint arising from their daily routines and habits, suggest ways to live a more sustainable life, and save money.

    • Sponsored by CorkBIC, the competition was created to encourage entrepreneurial activity amongst final year Computer Science students at UCC.

     

    Ben Dunlea, a recent UCC graduate and former Students’ Union President, has won the UCC 2021 Computer Science Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by CorkBIC for a Carbon Footprint tracking app that encourages individuals to be more mindful of the impact that their lifestyles have on the planet. 

     

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  • UCC on RTÉ Brainstorm: Did humans have sex with Neanderthals?

    05 Sep 2018
    UCC on RTÉ Brainstorm: Did humans have sex with Neanderthals?

    Though humans and Neanderthals co-existed for no more than 20,000 years, there are tantalising scraps of evidence about the kinds of interactions they would have had.

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  • UCC on RTÉ Brainstorm: How to put citizens at the heart of energy policy decisions

    05 Sep 2018
    UCC on RTÉ Brainstorm: How to put citizens at the heart of energy policy decisions

    Public engagement networks involving individuals and communities can aid Ireland's transition to a low carbon energy future.

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  • RTÉ Brainstorm publishes UCC's 100th article

    05 Sep 2018
    RTÉ Brainstorm publishes UCC's 100th article

    There are significant restrictions on what the President can do, but the Constitution places very few restrictions on what the President might say according to Conor O’Mahony, Law, the 100th UCC contributor to the RTÉ Brainstorm platform.

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  • Farewell to a ‘formidable warrior’

    02 Jan 2019
    Farewell to a ‘formidable warrior’

    University College Cork wishes to extend its deepest sympathy to the family of Adrienne Cullen, who died on Monday in the Netherlands.

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  • Irish exercise app for older adults wins international innovation competition

    05 Jul 2021
    Irish exercise app for older adults wins international innovation competition
    • Irish-created Spree, an exercise app that reduces the risk of frailty in older adults, wins Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity 2021

    • Winning entry secures €10,000 development app

    • 256 registrants from 53 countries enter contest backed by UCC, Sport Ireland, and UNESCO

     

    An Irish developer has won an international competition that sought innovative ways to promote physical activity, having developed an exercise app that reduces the risk of frailty in older adults.

    The Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity 2021 - hosted by University College Cork (UCC), in association with Sport Ireland and with UNESCO patronage - had 256 registrants from 53 countries, including Cambodia, Trinidad and Tobago, Mauritius, Bulgaria and Costa Rica.

    These entrants responded to the challenge to design innovative ways of increasing participation in sport and physical activity in an inclusive, sustainable and fun way. The challenge is a bid to engage more people in sport and physical activity following a year of lockdown and restrictions that have seen participation levels plummet.

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  • Major advance in the study of quantum materials

    28 Jun 2021
    Major advance in the study of quantum materials

    Professor Séamus Davis, who leads a pioneering quantum research programme at University College Cork (UCC) and the University of Oxford, has made another major advance in the study of quantum materials.

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