University College Cork (UCC) researchers are set to feature in a new RTÉ documentary which is set to air in January and February.Read more
UCC researchers to feature in RTÉ documentary21 Dec 2021
Professor Claire Connolly appointed to the Irish Research Council20 Dec 2021
Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, has today announced the appointment of Professor Claire Connolly to the Irish Research Council for a three-year period.Read more
€4.2m of Health Research Board funding announced for UCC patient-focused cancer research group17 Dec 2021
- €2.37m funding from Health Research Board towards €4.2m total
- Five-year collaborative UCC-HSE project aims to afford greater clinical trial access
- UCC Cancer Trials will bring together dedicated cancer specialist teams across South of Ireland
- Project designed to meet demand identified in National Cancer Strategy
Cancer patients in the South and Southwest of Ireland may benefit from greater access to clinical trials as part of a multimillion euro project announced by the College of Medicine and Health at University College Cork (UCC) and Cancer Research @UCC.Read more
Seán Ó Riada – Mo Sheanathair | Lá Fhéile Stiofáin, TG4, 21:2017 Dec 2021
Beidh Seán Ó Riada - cumadóir agus duine mór le rá na hÉireann sa 20ú haois - ar do scáileáin ar Lá Fhéile Stiofáin ar TG4 i gclár le tacaíocht ó Ollscoil na hÉireann, Corcaigh.Read more
Professor Áine Ryall elected Chair of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee17 Dec 2021
Professor Áine Ryall (UCC School of Law) has been elected Chair of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee.Read more
UCC rolls out free antigen tests to students16 Dec 2021
University College Cork (UCC) students returning to their families this Christmas will receive free antigen tests, as the university commences a programme supported by the Department of Higher Education, Research Innovation & Science.Read more
UCC ranked as one of the most ‘sustainable universities’ in the world14 Dec 2021
An international ranking which examines sustainability practices in universities across the world, has ranked University College Cork (UCC) today at eighth, the only Irish university to make the top 10 of the ‘greenest universities’ in the world. UCC was ranked at ninth in the annual world ranking last year.Read more
UCC researcher awarded for conspiracy theory video game concept14 Dec 2021
A University College Cork (UCC) researcher’s efforts to tackle conspiracy theories via a video game has been rewarded with a new scholarship focussed on addressing problematic online behaviour.
Cian O’Mahony has today been announced as one of just two awardees of the inaugural Irish Research Council (IRC) and Google Ireland Scholarship under the IRC Enterprise Partnership Scheme.Read more
UCC awarded funding to develop European Active Citizenship08 Dec 2021
- UCC one of only 20 teacher training centres Europe-wide on active European citizenship
- UCC is to deliver Continuing Professional Development courses and turn-key web-based teaching programmes to primary and secondary teachers, from Junior Infants to 6th year
- Primary, secondary and third level students to be engaged on the topic of European active citizenship through YouTube, Instagram and TikTok posts
- Led by Dr Emmanuelle Schön-Quinlivan, newly appointed Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Chair in Active European Citizenship.
€1.2 million Irish-UK research study to examine middle age health06 Dec 2021
UCC & King’s College London agree research partnership
There has been increasing emphasis on the role of lifestyle factors in healthy aging. Now APC Microbiome Ireland, the SFI Research Centre at University College Cork (UCC) together with King's College London have been awarded research funding to investigate how exercise impacts gut microbiota and brain health in middle age.Read more
UCC researchers recognised in Irish awards03 Dec 2021
UCC researchers recognised in Irish AwardsRead more
Olympian and World Champion Puspure appointed UCC Head Rowing Coach03 Dec 2021
University College Cork is delighted to confirm the appointment of two-time World Champion and three-time Olympian Sanita Puspure as UCC Sport’s new head coach for rowing.Read more
‘Voice of her generation’ author Louise O’Neill honoured by UCC19 Nov 2021
Award-winning author and columnist Louise O’Neill today (FRIDAY NOVEMBER 19) received an Honorary Doctorate in Law from University College Cork (UCC) in recognition of her work’s role in bringing problematic issues to the fore in contemporary discourse.Read more
Brian Corbett awarded the 2021 Institute of Physics Katharine Burr Blodgett Medal and Prize29 Nov 2021
Brian Corbett a world-leading researcher from Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork (UCC) and IPIC, the SFI Research Centre for Photonics, has been awarded the 2021 Institute of Physics Katharine Burr Blodgett Medal and Prize.Read more
UCC Collaboration Takes Top Industry Award26 Nov 2021
One of University College Cork (UCC) and Tyndall National Institute’s most successful collaboration projects has won Knowledge Transfer Ireland’s prestigious 2021 Industry Engagement Impact Award.Read more
INFANT Research Centre wins “Best application of AI in an Academic Research Body” in the National AI Awards 202126 Nov 2021
The INFANT Research Centre at University College Cork has won the prestigious “Best application of AI in an Academic Research Body” award at this year’s National AI Awards.Read more
UCC project on Early Identification of Suicide and Self-Harm Risk awarded €1.5m HRB funding24 Nov 2021
A project hosted at University College Cork (UCC) that will increase research and training on earlier intervention in suicide and self-harm risk has been awarded €1.5m in funding from the Health Research Board (HRB).Read more
Coastal Atlas of Ireland wins Best Irish Published Book of the Year24 Nov 2021
The Coastal Atlas of Ireland has won TheJournal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year 2021.
TheJournal.ie Best Irish-published award was set up to reward the excellence of native publishing and submitted titles must emanate from an Irish-based publishing house, with the public asked to vote on a shortlist of titles.Read more
UCC operations commended in international sustainability review19 Nov 2021
Divesting from fossil fuels, reducing waste by 264 tonnes (the equivalent of 37 elephants!), providing farm to fork food for students and staff and implementing a ‘plastic free’ policy across its campus has led to University College Cork (UCC) being highlighted as world-leading university by an international body in its 2021 Sustainable Campus Index.Read more
How and where you shop has a big impact on food waste, study reveals19 Nov 2021
More than 1/3 of all food is wasted worldwide, equating to 1.3 billion tonnes every year
How you shop and where you shop has a big impact on the amount of food waste you generate, new research reveals.
The study by University College Cork (UCC) researchers in Cork University Business School (CUBS) and the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) explored food supply channels to see what influence they had on household food consumption practices and how sustainable a household was.Read more
UCC documentaries to reach global audience17 Nov 2021
Two UCC documentaries produced in association with RTÉ will soon be shown to millions across Europe.Read more
Cork-based scientists make global list of most influential research16 Nov 2021
Researchers working with APC Microbiome Ireland, a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre based in University College Cork (UCC) have made a global list of the top 1% of the world’s most influential scientific researchers.Read more
UCC honours two Cork citizens for their contribution to the city15 Nov 2021University College Cork (UCC) this weekend honoured two Cork citizens in recognition of their lifetime of work for the good of their home city.Director of the Cork Life Centre Don O’Leary and former Deputy Chief Executive of Cork City Council Pat Ledwidge received Honorary Doctorates at UCC’s Conferring Ceremonies this Saturday and Sunday respectively.Read more
British Ambassador meets UCC COP26 delegation12 Nov 2021
The British Ambassador to Ireland, H.E. Mr Paul Johnston, met with the University College Cork (UCC) delegation who have just returned from the United Nations COP26 conference.
UCC as the only Irish university with official observer status at the global climate change summit, sent a delegation of nine researchers and students to Glasgow.Read more
UCC IGNITE companies create 250 jobs and raise €16 million In funding10 Nov 2021
The IGNITE programme at UCC, which nurtures startups from ideas to commercial reality, is celebrating ten years of success this month. The IGNITE programme has supported more than 120 start-ups led by recent graduates since its inception in 2011. Over that time the companies have created 250 jobs and raised more than €16 million in funding.Read more
University College Cork pays tribute to Professor Gerald O’Sullivan09 Nov 2021
University College Cork (UCC) has unveiled a plaque acknowledging funding from one of Ireland’s leading cancer research charities, Breakthrough Cancer Research, to create a prestigious research position in memory of Professor Gerald O’Sullivan. The Professor Gerald O’Sullivan Chair in Cancer Research is named after the highly acclaimed surgeon, and founder of translational cancer research in the region.Read more
Patient advocate awarded honorary degree at UCC05 Nov 2021
A tireless patient advocate has today been awarded an honorary doctorate at University College Cork (UCC).
Dr Margaret Murphy’s 21-year-old son Kevin, died in 1999, suffering from hypercalcemia (too much calcium in the blood), a condition that is treatable in the early stages. When compiling the file in the hospital, a Post-It note containing vital calcium results was stuck to the back of a letter and was not seen until six weeks after Kevin’s death.Read more
UCC's Prof Barry O'Sullivan wins Science Award04 Nov 2021
A University College Cork (UCC) academic has been awarded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) in recognition of his international engagement and leadership in the the area of trustworthy artificial intelligence, and especially his work with the European Commission and other international organisations in developing Europe’s approach to human-centric AI.
Barry O’Sullivan, Professor at the UCC School of Computer Science & IT was one of eight winners at the SFI Awards, announced today the the annual Science Summit which was held virtually.Read more
Searching for new medicines in the oceans02 Nov 2021
Researchers at University College Cork (UCC) are part of a European consortium seeking to explore the largely unknown potential of the world’s oceans to protect people, animals and crops from disease.Read more
UCC academic inducted as a 2021 International Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering02 Nov 2021
Chair Professor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Nabeel A. Riza of University College Cork (UCC), has been inducted as a 2021 International Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering, the UK’s National Academy of Engineering.Read more
UCC unveils sustainability mural as COP26 commences01 Nov 2021
Cork has another addition to its growing collection of street art, as University College Cork (UCC) unveils a mural on its campus as the global climate change summit, COP26, gets underway.Read more
UCC IGNITE startups celebrate successful year of innovation29 Oct 2021
The IGNITE programme at UCC held its Awards and Showcase this week. Among the start-ups showcased were Teleatherapy, a MedTech company that provides voice therapy to individuals with Parkinson’s disease and social enterprise firm, Da Silly Heads.Read more
UCC to send delegation to UN COP 2628 Oct 2021
University College Cork (UCC), as the only Irish university with official observer status at the United Nations COP26 conference, is sending a delegation of researchers and students to the upcoming global summit in Glasgow.Read more
UCC welcomes HEA Race Equality Survey Report22 Oct 2021
University College Cork (UCC) welcomes the publication of the HEA Race Equality Report by Dr Marta Kempny and Dr Lucy Michael.Read more
UCC study raises concerns over implementation of concussion assessment in hurling21 Oct 2021
Fewer than one-in-four intercounty hurlers who showed signs of suffering concussion during play over a two year period were removed from play, according to a new study from University College Cork (UCC).Read more
UCC Celebrates Six Awards for Equality Work20 Oct 2021
University College Cork today celebrated its recent Athena SWAN award successes, recognising the University’s commitment to promoting good practice and advancing gender equality in higher education.Read more
UCC launches Digital Master Plan15 Oct 2021
Greater access to communication platforms, more support tools for remote working and studying, and a greater use of analytics to improve teaching services are among the goals contained in University College Cork’s first Digital Master Plan, which has been launched by UCC President Prof. John O’Halloran.Read more
UCC launches mental health strategy13 Oct 2021
The Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD today launched UCC’s Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy. The strategy aims to create a needs-led integrated support structure across campus and externally, to offer students the right care, in the right place, at the right time.Read more
UCC unveils rainbow walkway to mark National Coming Out Day11 Oct 2021
UCC President John O’ Halloran has unveiled the UCC Rainbow Walkway on campus to mark National Coming Out Day on October 11th and as part of UCC Community Week.
The UCC Rainbow Walkway has been installed to celebrate and recognise the diversity of the UCC community and to express UCC’s firm commitment to the creation of a campus that is inclusive, where the whole of the UCC community can feel a sense of welcome and belonging.Read more
UCC clinical research facility receives over €11m to fund new treatment discoveries11 Oct 2021
- Commitment of €11.2m from Health Research Board, UCC, Mercy University Hospital and South/Southwest Hospital Group to Clinical Research Facility UCC.
- Clinical Research Facility UCC has supported 154 clinical trials in the past five years
- Studies have led to market authorisation of 11 new medications including new treatments for asthma, cystic fibrosis, food allergies and renal disease.
Over 50 free events at UCC Community Week08 Oct 2021
A singathon with older members of our community in the Aula Maxima, a local gardening workshop, a talk by a spiritual elder and a sustainable innovation workshop are among over 50 free events that will occur as part of University College Cork (UCC) Community Week.Read more
UCC researchers receive almost €3.8m in funding under IRC Programme06 Oct 2021
Seeking the conversion of waste heat into electricity, improving risk assessment for suicide in older people, and examining the community’s experience of the Irish revolution are among the almost €3.8m in funding received by University College Cork researchers under the Irish Research Council’s flagship Government of Ireland programme.Read more
First study to assess global electricity generation potential from rooftop solar photovoltaics06 Oct 2021
Findings have important implications for sustainable development and climate change mitigations effortsRead more
UCC welcomes the Cabinet04 Oct 2021
University College Cork (UCC) this morning welcomes the Cabinet who are meeting in the historic Aula Maxima at the university.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar TD and Minister Eamon Ryan TD were greeted upon arrival in the Quad by UCC President Professor John O’Halloran who escorted them to the President’s Office for the signing of the visitor’s book and the presentation of a gift of UCC Alma Nectar honey, which is produced at the UCC apiary on campus.Read more
UCC spin outs shortlisted for Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards01 Oct 2021
Awards showcase the best in research, innovation, and collaboration from public research.
Two spin out companies at University College Cork (UCC) have been shortlisted by Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) in their 2021 Impact Awards, with the winners to be announced on November 26th, 2021, at a virtual ceremony from Croke Park.Read more
Taoiseach and British Ambassador to address UCC Conference on Anglo-Irish Treaty Centenary24 Sep 2021
Conference set to mark 100 years since the beginning of the talks that culminated in the Anglo-Irish Treaty
An Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Paul Johnston, British Ambassador to Ireland, among the speakers
Conference to host oral history of the families of members of the Treaty Delegation, featuring descendants of those who took part in the talks.
Students with intellectual disabilities to benefit as UCC awarded funding23 Sep 2021
Students with intellectual disabilities are set to benefit from major new funding secured by UCC. The €1m award from the Higher Education Authority recognises the impact of the university’s innovative work in the field of inclusive education, and its efforts to open higher education to students with intellectual disabilities.Read more
Study reveals first Irish picture of the socioeconomic impact of the pandemic20 Sep 2021
Rural dwellers in Ireland and those living in public housing, were among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with residents in those areas across Ireland experiencing higher rates of hospitalisations, a University College Cork (UCC) and Technological University Dublin (TUDublin) study finds.Read more
UCC unveils banner in support of Paralympians16 Aug 2021University College Cork (UCC) has unveiled a banner on its old historic gates in support of its current student and Paralympian, Mary Fitzgerald, who will represent Team Ireland at the games in Tokyo.With the action set to get underway in Japan on 24 August until 5 September, third year Occupational Therapy student and Quercus Scholar, Mary Fitzgerald and alumni Patrick O’ Leary (Canoeist) and Niamh McCarthy (discus) are members of Ireland's team of 29 athletes who will compete at the games.Read more
UCC Shortlisted in Times Higher Education Awards15 Sep 2021
Excellence in teaching and sector-leading sustainability practices at University College Cork (UCC) have been recognised in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Awards.
These global higher education awards are the sector-leading recognition of excellence in universities across the world, and this is the first time institutions in the Republic of Ireland have been able to enter in the award’s 17-year history.
UCC received more nominations than any other Irish university at this year’s THE Awards.
Cork University Press unveils The Coastal Atlas of Ireland13 Sep 2021
The latest in the award-winning Atlas series at University College Cork (UCC) has just been published. The Coastal Atlas of Ireland is a celebration of Ireland’s coastal and marine spaces and examines the shaping of the coastline of Ireland as a whole, from both the physical and human environmental perspectives.Read more
Academic Year 2021/202213 Sep 2021
University College Cork has announced the details of the measures in place to facilitate greater on-campus activity for the forthcoming academic year.Read more
UCC camogie takes centre stage in Sunday's All-Ireland final10 Sep 2021
Cork will meet Galway in the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final this Sunday, and University College Cork will be well represented in Croke Park on the day.
No fewer than 13 players have a connection to UCC, many of them graduates, some students, and others are incoming students, but all have worn or will wear the famous skull and crossbones, and the majority have played Ashbourne Cup camogie.Read more
UCC's historic Quad will be lit in red and white to show our support this weekend.
National video campaign to combat sexual assault on university campuses launched03 Sep 2021
University College Cork’s Bystander Intervention programme will today launch a series of audio-visual learning materials to Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) nationwide to raise awareness around active bystanders and sexual assault.Read more
Ground-breaking international research determines role insects and deadwood play in carbon cycle01 Sep 2021
· Some 10.9 giga-tons of carbon are released from deadwood in forests worldwide annually - equivalent to roughly 115% of fossil fuel emissions
· 29% of the carbon that's released from forests is actually released through insect decomposition
· University College Cork President among global team conducting research at forests in countries across six continents, including Ireland.
An international research team, including University College Cork President Prof John O’Halloran, has determined the annual contribution made by deadwood to the global carbon cycle and quantified the importance of insects in the decomposition of wood for the first time.Read more
New Podcast Aims to Break Down the World of Chemistry30 Aug 2021
A new University College Cork (UCC) podcast – The Periodic Table of People – aims to break down the world of chemistry, so that students seeking to study or work in this wonderful field can learn more about science.Read more
Inhibitor drug ‘primes’ the body to better respond to anti-cancer treatment17 Aug 2021"There may be a role for this combination of therapies in breast cancers”Combining a histone deacetylase inhibitor drug with immunotherapy agents is safe, and may benefit some patients with advanced cancers that have not responded to traditional therapy, according to results of a phase 1 clinical trial involving University College Cork (UCC) and US researchers.During the study, 33 patients with advanced solid tumors received the histone deacetylase inhibitor drug entinostat for two weeks. Then, some patients received the immunotherapy agent nivolumab, a checkpoint inhibitor, in combination with the entinostat, while others received both nivolumab and a second checkpoint inhibitor agent, ipilimumab, after the initial dosing with entinostat.Read more
Microbes turn back the clock as UCC research discovers their potential to reverse aging in the brain.09 Aug 2021
Research from APC Microbiome Ireland (APC) SFI Research Centre at University College Cork (UCC) published today in the leading international scientific journal Nature Aging introduces a novel approach to reverse aspects of aging-related deterioration in the brain and cognitive function via the microbes in the gut.Read more
University College Cork appoints new President03 Aug 2021
University College Cork (UCC) has today, (3 August 2021), appointed Professor John O’Halloran as the sixteenth President of the University with effect from 30 August 2021.Read more
UCC student and alumnus win Olympic Gold29 Jul 2021
UCC student and alumna also win first ever Olympic Medal for Irish women's rowing
History was made in the small hours of this morning as Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy secured Ireland’s first ever Olympic Gold medal in Rowing at the Tokyo games. Paul is one of seven University College Cork students at the Olympics in Tokyo, meaning UCC has more students on Team Ireland than any other Higher Education Institute in the country.Read more
New historic walking trail for Cork city23 Jul 2021
A new historic walking trail – “The Cork Abolitionists Trail”- launches this week in Cork. The trail across the city has been created to trace the footsteps of the abolitionist Frederick Douglass who visited Cork in 1845, and the 12-stop route has been launched by City and County officials, a direct descendant of Frederick Douglass, and a star of the hit musical Hamilton.Read more
KPMG Announces Five Year Partnership with UCC21 Jul 2021
▪ Expected growth in market demand for talented graduates to continue
▪ €600k in funding will be distributed over a five-year period
▪ KPMG will support a Research, Learning, and Teaching Fund
Today, KPMG announced a five-year partnership with University College Cork (UCC) to fund further initiatives in support of its business education programme. The €600,000 bursary will see KPMG provide funds to the University’s Business School for a range of student engagement activities, including scholarships, work experience, and events.Read more
UCC experts appointed to lead Covid-19 response20 Jul 2021
University College Cork experts have been appointed to lead key areas of Ireland’s national public health response to Covid-19.
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly recently announced the appointment of Professor Mary Horgan, President of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and Dean of the UCC School of Medicine, as Chair of the Expert Advisory Group on Rapid Testing.
Meanwhile, the Government’s Expert Group on the Role of Ventilation in Reducing Transmission of COVID-19 - chaired by UCC Professor of Chemistry John Wenger - has published its initial reports and recommendations. This group also counts Prof Mike Prentice, Chair of Medical Microbiology at UCC, as a member.Read more
UCC and Cork City Council unveil city centre support for Olympic hopefuls15 Jul 2021
University College Cork, in association with Cork City Council, has unveiled a special city centre banner to show the Rebel County’s support for its Olympic hopefuls ahead of the Tokyo Games, which get underway next week.
A total of seven UCC students and five UCC graduates will represent Ireland at the Olympics in rowing and athletics, and the unmissable banner on Lapps Quay features the seven current UCC students who will all compete for rowing honours. UCC will have more current students representing Ireland at the Olympics than any other Higher Education Institute this summer.Read more
UCC launches a new employment-based Master’s Degree in Dairy Process Technology in partnership With Kerry Group14 Jul 2021
- Kerry Group to sponsor two Masters students in 2021 through a new employment-based MSc in Dairy Process Technology at University College Cork.
- The students will be employed by Kerry Group while completing their Masters at the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, UCC.
- This partnership represents an excellent example of Ireland’s dairy processing sector working together with the University to invest in the next generation of dairy science leaders.
Former SU President wins Entrepreneurship Award for Carbon Footprint Tracking App07 Jul 2021
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.
Irish exercise app for older adults wins international innovation competition05 Jul 2021
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.Read more
Major advance in the study of quantum materials28 Jun 2021
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.Read more
Cork can be a global leader in sustainable business education24 Jun 2021
Cork is ideally positioned to be a global leader for the provision of sustainable business education, according to the strategic vision for Cork University Business School (CUBS) which was launched today, Thursday 24 June.Read more
UCC transforms its Old Bar into a Calm Zone for students21 Jun 2021
University College Cork announces today that its much cherished Old College Bar has been transformed into a dedicated space of respite and calm for students, and in particular students on the autism spectrum.Read more
Fossil research shows woodlice cousins roamed Ireland 360 million years ago16 Jun 2021
The old cousins of the common woodlice were crawling on Irish land as long as 360 million years ago, according to new analysis of a fossil found in Kilkenny.Read more
Q&A with UCC Writer in Residence Eimear Ryan14 Jun 2021
With her debut novel, Holding Her Breath, due for release this week, we spoke to the Arts Council/University College Cork Writer in Residence for 2021, Eimear Ryan, about her career, her writing inspirations, and her advice for emerging artists.Read more
Alarming decline of marine sponges in Cork lake shows improvement14 Jun 2021
New research reveals that the alarming disappearance of marine sponges from one of Ireland’s incredible nature reserves, maybe being reversed.Read more
UCC and Sport Ireland launch worldwide search for ideas to get people active09 Jun 2021
A worldwide search for ambitious, innovative ideas to get people physically active is to be launched by University College Cork, in association with Sport Ireland and with UNESCO patronage - with up to €10,000 going to the best concepts.
The Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity is now open for registration, as part of a bid to engage more people in sport and physical activity following a year of lockdown and restrictions that have seen participation levels plummet. The challenge will run from June 21st-June 27th .
The Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity has Development Grants of up to €10,000 for the winning teams, and mentors and partner organisations ready to help turn the best ideas into real campaigns and initiatives.Read more
'Revolutionary' new platform launched by UCC Alumni and Development20 May 2021
UCC Alumni and Development has announced the launch of an exciting interactive marketing campaign for the university’s new alumni engagement platform, UCC Alumni Online.Read more
UCC marks execution centenary17 May 2021
At the weekend, University College Cork commemorated the 13 Irish Republican Army Volunteers executed by the British government on different dates in 1921 and buried within the walls of Cork Men’s Gaol, which was later to be become part of the UCC campus.Read more
UCC researchers and Swiss collaborators make important Covid virus discovery13 May 2021
A team of researchers led by University College Cork (UCC) Professor John Atkins, together with their Swiss collaborators have just published in Science, work that highlights a potential drug target against the Covid causative virus. The study includes a very high resolution microscopic study that reveals new information about the synthesis of proteins in general.Read more
UCC academic appointed chair of one of Ireland’s first National Research Ethics Committees14 May 2021
A University College Cork academic has been appointed chair of Ireland’s first National Research Ethics Committee for Clinical Investigations of Medical Devices (NREC-MD) by Health Minister Stephen Donnelly.
Professor Barry O’Sullivan of UCC’s School of Computer Science & IT will chair a committee responsible for reviewing the ethics underpinning research proposals in the field of medical devices, with the aim of providing single national ethics opinions that are respected nationally. As such, NRECs will play a key role in protecting the safety, dignity and well-being of health research participants in Ireland.Read more
UCC joins global fund to support next generation of Irish companies12 May 2021
€80M investment fund for next generation of global companies emanating from Ireland’s Universities cornerstoned by research and innovation UCC, TCD and UCD
University College Cork, UCC today confirmed its involvement in the Atlantic Bridge University Fund II, the second university focused venture fund managed by Atlantic Bridge with a remit to invest in new companies emanating from University research. The fund aims to drive scaling and commercialising of these companies to lead the next generation of Irish deep tech companies with global growth potential.
Atlantic Bridge University Fund II - 2021 follows on the path of the pioneering Atlantic Bridge University Fund I - 2016 which has invested in over 30 deep tech companies which have raised over €200m in co-investment to date. Following this trajectory, both funds have the potential to attract up €500m euros of investment into high growth companies.Read more
UCC’s Indian Alumni community launch appeal11 May 2021
As India grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian Alumni Community at University College Cork (UCC) is seeking to raise funds for both medical equipment and to support families in desperate need.Read more
UCC academic launches EU TV Junior09 May 2021
· The first EU-dedicated TV resource for school children across the EU
· A European YouTube channel on European Affairs made in Cork
· The brainchild of a UCC Politics lecturer and a primary school teacher in County Cork
Primary school children across Europe will soon be able to tune into a new EU TV Junior channel to be launched in Cork on Monday, May 10th.
The EU TV Junior offering will be available on a dedicated Youtube channel and feature animated reports voiced by children for children – with plans to develop a sister channel for secondary school students.Read more
The award-winning Glucksman gallery re-opens on 11 May with a new exhibition of 16 Irish artists07 May 2021
The Glucksman is thrilled to welcome back visitors to the gallery from Tuesday 11 May for safe-distance viewing of a new exhibition entitled HOME: Being and belonging in contemporary Ireland.
Featuring 16 artists from across the island of Ireland, the exhibition considers critical issues such as housing and the climate crisis, immigration, multiculturalism and the changing perception of Ireland on the global stage.Read more
Start-ups Graduate From UCC IGNITE Programme Ready To Grow Their Businesses23 Apr 2021
Start-ups ranging from a smart sleeping mask to helping people secure basketball scholarships in the US have graduated from the IGNITE programme at UCC.
Seven entrepreneurs have become the first founders to complete the IGNITE programme entirely online this year. IGNITE nurtures start-ups from an idea to commercial reality and this is the 13th group of graduates to complete the programme. The most recent programme at the award-winning incubation has taken place with the IGNITE Awards and Showcase for Spring 2021. The ceremony took place via webinar.Read more
Surveys launched on sexual violence and harassment experiences of staff and students in Irish higher education15 Apr 2021
A nationwide cross-sector survey on the experiences of staff and students in Irish higher education, in relation to sexual harassment and violence has been launched.Read more
UCC ranked as a global leader working towards a sustainable future21 Apr 2021
University College Cork (UCC) has today been ranked 8th in the world by the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, placing it as Ireland’s leading university for its impact in working towards creating a sustainable future.
The evidence based THE Impact Rankings are the only global tables to assess universities against progress towards the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), providing a total of 18 rankings, one for each SDG as well as an overall table.Read more
UCC appoints Ireland’s first Professor of Public Mental Health06 Apr 2021
Chief Scientist at the National Suicide Research Foundation and World Health Organization Expert Advisor appointed to new UCC position.
Demand for public mental health and suicide prevention has been greater than ever due to Covid-19 pandemic, expert says.
University College Cork (UCC) has announced the appointment of Ireland’s first Professor of Public Mental Health, with Ella Arensman taking up the role with immediate effect.
Prof Arensman, who will continue in her current role as Chief Scientist at the National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF), will lead important and groundbreaking research on suicide and self-harm within UCC’s School of Public Health.Read more
UCC launches unique programme to help students tackle transition to third level life and learning22 Mar 2021
UCC has developed a unique new programme designed to help school students make the transition to third level.Read more
University College Cork rolls out unique COVID-19 App11 Mar 2021
UCC has developed a COVID-19 Tracker and Day Pass App to help protect its students, staff and wider community.Read more
Upon the checking of COVID-19 symptoms the app generates a pass for on campus attendance. The app is not compulsory, but staff and students are strongly encouraged to download and use the app ahead of planned visits to campus.
The app was initially developed by Dr Michael Byrne, Head of UCC Student Health, in conjunction with UCC’s IT Services, to enable UCC’s healthcare students to safely attend their clinical work placements. Those students used the app daily to feed back on their symptoms/lack of symptoms, with UCC Student Health monitoring the data and reacting appropriately as and where necessary.
Leading scientist appointed to spearhead research and innovation at UCC10 Mar 2021
One of the world's leading scientists has been appointed to spearhead research and innovation at University College Cork.
Professor John F. Cryan, a neuroscientist who is recognised as a global leader in the study of gut-brain interactions, will assume the position of Vice President for Research & Innovation at UCC, having been selected after a competitive process.
Prof. Cryan’s ground-breaking discoveries on microbiome-brain interactions have led to fundamental changes in understandings in both the neuroscience and psychiatry fields. Through his research in the APC Microbiome Ireland SFI Research Centre at UCC, Prof. Cryan was recently listed as among the world’s top one percent of most-cited researchers, for the fifth time.Read more
UCC ranked one of the world’s top universities for the study of 20 subjects03 Mar 2021
UCC has been named as one of the world’s top universities for the study of 20 subjects, according to the latest edition of the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject. We are also delighted to reveal that UCC has ranked in the top 50 universities for one discipline and top 100 for two further disciplines.Read more
UCC, MTU, and industry launches €8.7m Health & Life Sciences educational hub04 Mar 2021
UCC and MTU announce holistic education for enterprise, with Industry leaders such as Boston Scientific, Janssen, Pfizer, Sanmina, Stryker, Laya Health, DPS, Vodafone, SOSV.Read more
The College of Medicine and Health, UCC, today announced the launch of The iEd Hub, which represents a consortium featuring Cork’s leading universities University College Cork (UCC) and Munster Technological University (MTU), enterprise stakeholders, and leading industries in the Health & Life Sciences sector.
Funded by €8.7 million awarded under the Government’s Human Capital Initiative Programme (HCI), the novel iEd partnership aims to deliver an innovative approach to education for enterprise. The curriculum content and mode of delivery will be designed and developed in conjunction with these industry partners, and will meet current and projected priority skills needs across Ireland’s economy.
UCC-Led Research Team Awarded €3.5 million To Turn Waste Heat into Electricity15 Feb 2021
A University College Cork-led research project has received €3.5m in EU funding to develop a revolutionary way of converting waste heat into electricity.
One of only 58 projects to be funded under the EU’s latest Horizon 2020 EIC Pathfinder Open pilot programme (formally FET-Open), the ambitious project will draw on the expertise of scientists from Ireland, Germany, Latvia, and Spain.Read more
'February is the border between winter and spring'12 Feb 2021
UCC has one of the most beautiful university campuses in Ireland and the Head Gardener of UCC, Jack Murphy, writes this following piece with some gardening tips for the month of February.Read more
Douglass Week - February 8-1404 Feb 2021
In the autumn of 1845, a young and charismatic African-American abolitionist sailed from America to Ireland for a four-month lecture tour of the island. Frederick Douglass had been born into slavery but escaped bondage on a plantation in Maryland by fleeing to the North, where he became a prominent anti-slavery activist. Douglass lectured to large and enthusiastic audiences in Dublin, Wexford, Waterford, Cork, Limerick and Belfast, met with Daniel O’Connell, and reflected upon the devastating effects of the famine then beginning to sweep the nation.
To commemorate this historic visit, UCC academics, in collaboration with students, artists, writers and community groups around Ireland, have launched #DouglassWeek with the support of the Frederick Douglass Family.Read more
UCC Film graduate in contention for Oscar nomination03 Feb 2021
UCC MA in Film Studies graduate wins plaudits for short film.
Award puts Shaun O’Connor’s film on the Oscars longlist.
‘A White Horse’ examines Ireland’s troubled past with mental health.
A short film by a Kerry writer, director, and University College Cork graduate is in contention for an Oscar nomination, after securing a place on the Academy Awards’ 2021 longlist.Shaun O’Connor’s ‘A White Horse’ tells the story of a scared and confused young girl in 1970s Ireland who enters a phone booth and rings home. Her parents are waiting for the call, and the conversation slowly reveals a hidden truth.
College of Medicine and Health announces Quercus Scholarship Recipients29 Jan 2021
Students battling Covid-19 on the frontline are among the high-achievers from University College Cork's College of Medicine and Health to be honoured with an Undergraduate Quercus College Scholarship.Read more
Academic expert in High-Frequency RF Technologies joins UCC and Tyndall26 Jan 2021
- Professor Psychogiou’s appointment will help Ireland become a European innovation leader for wireless communications and future 6G technologies.
- Inspirational leader in STEM will motivate future generations to pursue a career in microwave engineering, which cannot currently meet demands from industry and has a gender imbalance.
University College Cork and Tyndall National Institute have announced the appointment of Professor Dimitra Psychogiou, a global expert in RF front-end technologies, to the position of Professor of RF Microwave Communications in the School of Engineering.
Prof. Psychogiou will also assume the role of Head of Group for Advanced Radio Frequency (RF) Technologies at the Tyndall National Institute, where she will undertake internationally-leading research at the Microelectronics Circuits Centre Ireland (MCCI).
Professor Psychogiou, who joins from the University of Colorado Boulder, USA, will lead a new research programme to develop disruptive RF technologies for the next generation of 5G/6G communications.Read more
National study on drug use in higher education commences25 Jan 2021
A national study that is examining the issue of drug use among students in higher education, led by Dr Michael Byrne, Head of the Student Health Service at UCC, is underway and students are being asked to check their emails so they can participate.Read more
Next generation of musicians to benefit as UCC receives €2m bequest18 Jan 2021
Generations of musical talent from Seán Ó Riada to Ann Cleare have learned their trade at University College Cork - and now future cohorts of musicians will benefit as its Department of Music has been awarded the largest gift in its 113 year history.
The estate of Sidney V. Regan has bequeathed €2M to the Department of Music at UCC, and the announcement coincides with the unveiling of UCC’s new Sound Studio, the most significant investment in the Department of Music in recent years.Read more
UCC Professor recognised with prestigious AI Research Award14 Jan 2021
Professor Eugene C. Freuder, Professor Emeritus in the School of Computer Science & Information Technology at University College Cork, has been recognised with the world's premier award in the field of artificial intelligence.
Prof. Freuder, the founding director of the Cork Constraint Computation Centre, which transitioned into part of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, has been granted the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) Research Excellence Award.
The Research Excellence award is given to a scientist who has carried out a program of research of consistently high quality throughout an entire career yielding several substantial results.Read more