Three men who experienced prison life, have created ‘life after prison maps' of Cork that reveal a personal picture of homelessness in the city.Read more
Personal ‘maps’ of life after prison in Cork city created21 Dec 2022
From Dingle to Bogota - UCC continues its engaged research in Latin America21 Dec 2022
In recent years University College Cork (UCC) has formed strong collaborations with universities and community organisations in Latin America and the Caribbean, and its most recent evidence of this is in Colombia.Read more
New research fellowship programme to combat food and health challenges20 Dec 2022
APC Microbiome Ireland, a world-leading SFI Research Centre based at University College Cork (UCC), has launched the INSPIRE Fellowship programme which seeks to tackle challenges facing global food systems and health.Read more
Seán Ó Ríordáin letters donated to UCC13 Dec 2022
Letters from the influential Irish poet Seán Ó Ríordáin are being donated to University College Cork (UCC).Read more
Book of Skelligs officially launched13 Dec 2022
The Book of the Skelligs a landmark publication by University College Cork (UCC) that explores Ireland’s most dramatic and beautiful Atlantic islands was officially launched at an event in Kerry last week. At the event in the Skellig Experience Visitor Centre on Valentia Island, it was revealed that a documentary based on the book is currently in production.Read more
UCC ranked as one of the most ‘sustainable universities’ in the world12 Dec 2022
An international ranking which examines sustainability practices in universities across the world, has ranked University College Cork (UCC) today at seventh, the only Irish university to make the top 10 of the ‘greenest universities’ in the world.Read more
Professor Paul Ross awarded prestigious ERC Advanced Grant to tackle antimicrobial resistance12 Dec 2022
Professor Paul Ross, Director of APC Microbiome Ireland, a world-leading SFI research centre based at University College Cork, has been awarded a highly prestigious European Research Council Advanced Grant to investigate viable alternatives to antibiotics.Read more
UCC to repatriate ancient Egyptian objects08 Dec 2022
University College Cork (UCC) announces today that it is to repatriate a number of objects in its Heritage Collection to the Egyptian State.
The items in question include mummified human remains, a sarcophagus, a set of four Canopic jars, and items of cartonnage (coverings) dating variously from 100AD to about 975BCE. UCC came into possession of the mummified remains by donation in 1928.Read more
University College Cork to go plastic free06 Dec 2022
- ‘Plastic Free UCC’ will save more than 140,000 plastic bottles and 370,000 coffee cups per year.
- It will save 560,000 plastic bottles and 1.4 million coffee cups during a graduate’s four-year degree.
UCC researchers recognised at Researcher of the Year awards06 Dec 2022
University College Cork (UCC) researchers have been recognised at the Irish Research Council Researcher of the Year awards.Read more
UCC maps research to UN SDGs30 Nov 2022
University College Cork (UCC) has launched a report highlighting the action researchers are taking to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges.Read more
Landmark Documentary on The Irish Civil War airs on RTÉ This December29 Nov 2022
Narrated by Brendan Gleeson, produced by RTÉ Cork in partnership with University College Cork as part of the Decade of Centenary commemorations and based on UCC’s “mammoth and magnificent” Atlas of the Irish Revolution, three-part documentary series THE IRISH CIVIL WAR tells the epic and often challenging story of the origins, conflict and legacy of the civil war that took place in Ireland in 1922 and 1923.Read more
MaREI team wins SFI Engaged Research of the Year Award28 Nov 2022
MaREI’s transdisciplinary research group at the University College Cork (UCC) that is harnessing the community spirit on the Dingle Peninsula to advance a groundbreaking engaged research initiative called Dingle Peninsula 2030, won the 2022 Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Engaged Research Award last night.Read more
UCC honours trailblazing alumni achievers24 Nov 2022
Four inspirational alumni will be honoured with an Alumni Achievement Award from their alma mater University College Cork (UCC) this evening.Read more
UCC researchers’ success in HRB Knowledge Translation Awards 202222 Nov 2022
Research into miscarriage, cancer care and testicular awareness are among the UCC research projects awarded Health Research Board (HRB) Knowledge Translation Awards for Health as part of a €1.2 million investment to help solve health challenges.Read more
The Hub in Active European Citizenship launches in UCC21 Nov 2022
A new initiative aimed at increasing active European citizenship among younger citizens was launched at University College Cork by the Lord Mayor of Cork City, Cllr Deirdre Forde, and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence, Simon Coveney TD.Read more
Dr Sally Cudmore appointed Director of UCC Innovation21 Nov 2022
- Scientist and entrepreneur appointed to drive innovation at UCC.
- UCC researchers address real-world challenges to secure a better future for all.
- UCC Innovation supports the translation of research from the lab into practice for the benefit of communities.
University College Cork wins Times Higher Education Award for sustainability18 Nov 2022
University College Cork (UCC) won the THE DataPoints Merit Award at the 18th annual Times Higher Education (THE) awards last night.Read more
14 UCC researchers feature on world's elite science list16 Nov 2022
University College Cork (UCC) is proud to announce that 14 researchers affiliated with UCC, all based at APC Microbiome Ireland (APC), a world-leading Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre based in UCC, feature in the Highly Cited Researchers 2022 list from Clarivate.Read more
Irish businesses are largely underprepared for a net zero transition - UCC/Microsoft report10 Nov 2022
- One in five Irish businesses have not started their sustainability journey and have no set commitments or targets for any critical sustainability issues
- Concerningly, three in five businesses do not have a dedicated sustainability strategy in place
- 35% reported they were “not at all aware” of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)
- Four in five (81%) businesses believe digital technologies are important in accelerating their sustainability transition
UCC named sustainability institution of the year at Green Gown Awards10 Nov 2022
University College Cork (UCC) has been recognised as the top university for sustainability at a prestigious awards ceremony celebrating sustainability in higher education.Read more
UCC announces new teaching bursaries09 Nov 2022
University College Cork (UCC) has launched a substantial new bursary fund to the value of €337,000 aimed at widening participation and furthering access to academia for students from under-represented socio-economic backgrounds.
Cork County Council & UCC agree coastal erosion project08 Nov 2022
Research Project will Map County’s Coastline to Access Impact of Erosion
Cork County Council and MaREI, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine at University College Cork (UCC), have agreed a pioneering partnership that will see the entire coast of Cork assessed and mapped for coastal erosion.Read more
Nearly 90% of those living with Long COVID have not returned to full health07 Nov 2022
Nearly 90% of those living with Long COVID have not returned to their pre-Covid level of health, a new study finds.
The study of 988 participants conducted by APC Microbiome Ireland, a world-leading SFI research centre based at University College Cork (UCC), in conjunction with Cork University Hospital (CUH) and Long Covid Advocacy Ireland, provides greater insight into impact of Long COVID on quality of life, mental health and physical health of people in Ireland.Read more
Rector of University of Oulu visits UCC on UNIC Day04 Nov 2022
The Rector, and the Director of Development from the University of Oulu, Finland, visited University College Cork (UCC) on UNIC Day, November 3 to celebrate alliance between the institutions via UNIC, the European University of Post-Industrial Cities.Read more
UCC students and researchers to attend crucial COP27 talks04 Nov 2022
University College Cork (UCC), as the only Irish university with official observer status at the United Nations COP27 conference, is sending a delegation of researchers and students to the upcoming global summit in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.Read more
New study shows stress can be reduced by a psychobiotic diet27 Oct 2022
• Researchers at APC Microbiome Ireland have proven that food can change mood.Read more
• A psychobiotic diet decreased stress and depressive symptoms in healthy volunteers.
• The findings reveal potential ways to manage and reduce stress through nutrition.
Derek Mooney presented with UCC Honorary Doctorate27 Oct 2022
University College Cork (UCC) has today presented RTÉ journalist, producer, and presenter Derek Mooney with an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Science in recognition of his immense contribution in the field of natural history broadcasting.Read more
Letters from Lady Gregory and Tolkien among riches of new UCC collection26 Oct 2022
Two letters from Lady Augusta Gregory and one from J.R.R. Tolkien are among the numerous items of great interest in an archive of material belonging to Robin Flower (1881-1946) that has been donated to University College Cork (UCC) by Flower’s grandson, Prof. John Mitchell.Read more
Richard Harris Archives donated to University College Cork24 Oct 2022
University College Cork (UCC) and the Richard Harris Estate are delighted to announce that the archives of Richard Harris have been donated to UCC.
Richard Harris was one of the most iconic film actors of the late twentieth century. Nominated for two Academy Awards for This Sporting Life (1963) and The Field (1990), his other leading roles included the parts of King Arthur in Camelot (1967) and Marcus Aurelius in Gladiator (2000).Read more
UCC Professor named first Irish winner of prestigious international physics award11 Oct 2022
University College Cork (UCC) is delighted to announce that Séamus Davis, Professor of Quantum Physics at UCC, has been named as the recipient of the Oliver E. Buckley Prize in Condensed Matter Physics – one of the most prestigious awards in world science.Read more
UCC awarded €3.1 million funding for groundbreaking research10 Oct 2022
Research into the Earth’s mantle, the absence of women in historical record and the coming generation of wireless communication are among the ground-breaking research at University College Cork (UCC) that has been awarded €3.1 million of funding under the Irish Research Council’s Starting and Consolidator Laureate Awards Programme.Read more
Substantial donation of Tomi Ungerer works made to University College Cork10 Oct 2022
The family of the late French-born artist Tomi Ungerer (1931-2018), who lived and worked in West Cork since 1976 are making a substantial donation of his works to University College Cork (UCC).Read more
UCC launches inaugural student forum07 Oct 2022
University College Cork will launch the first student forum in its history this weekend.
Born from UCC’s strategic plan, the UCC Student Forum is an exercise in deliberative and participatory democracy that places students at the heart of important strategic and policy issues facing UCC as a community. UCC is committed to widening participation, an intention that goes beyond mere access but extends to active involvement in decision-making.Read more
‘A Bee at UCC’ mural unveiled at Brookfield Health Sciences Complex06 Oct 2022
A bright mural will now welcome young patients, families, and staff at Brookfield Health Sciences Complex (BHSC) in University College Cork (UCC) as the University unveiled the large artwork today.Read more
Just a tiny amount of oil damages seabirds’ feathers, UCC study reveals05 Oct 2022
Tiny amounts of crude oil on the water surface, less than one percent of the thickness of a hair, can damage seabird feathers, a University College Cork (UCC) study finds.Read more
Bank of Ireland to sponsor Quercus Talented Students’ Programme at UCC27 Sep 2022
- Bank of Ireland and UCC announce partnership for Quercus Talented Students’ Programme up to end 2026.
- Olympic Gold Medal winner Paul O’Donovan, disability activist Joanne O’Riordan, and Young Offenders actress Jennifer Barry among present and past beneficiaries.
- Scholarship recognises excellence in Academic, active citizenship, creative and performing arts, Innovation/Entrepreneurship and Sport
UCC and Cork City FC announce five-year scholarship and partnership deal26 Sep 2022
- Players at Cork City’s men’s and women’s teams to enjoy equal access to UCC scholarships, facilities until at least 2027.
- Over 20 players have benefited from UCC and Cork City partnership since 2012.
- UCC logo to appear on sleeve of Cork City men’s team Home and Away jerseys for the next five years.
Revolutionary UCC research into AI-powered brain screening may save the lives of newborns23 Sep 2022
- University College Cork researchers discover revolutionary method of analysing newborn babies’ brainwaves.
- AI-assisted approach uses sound, rather than visual images, to analyse brainwaves (EEG monitoring).
- New approach is more accessible to a wider cohort of medical professionals and has the potential to make EEG monitoring more prevalent in medical settings - including those in disadvantaged communities.
- “A potential game-changer in the EEG monitoring industry as the new method brings both accuracy and speed while requiring no training to be adopted in clinical settings."
UCC launches Arts and Culture Plan23 Sep 2022
On Culture Night 2022, University College Cork (UCC) launches the first Arts and Culture Plan in its history.
The four year plan – Igniting UCC’s Creative Potential - will work to harness and activate the University’s cultural, artistic, heritage and creative assets, and champion transdisciplinary arts research and new models of engagement.Read more
Early Start Students Meet Acclaimed Writer Doireann Ní Ghríofa23 Sep 2022
Kilcrea Abbey provided the stunning backdrop for budding writers to take in a unique reading of an award-winning book from a University College Cork alumna.Read more
UCC study investigates potential link between pesticides and Parkinson’s Disease22 Sep 2022
A research team based at University College Cork is seeking volunteers from the farming community in Ireland as part of its study into a potential link between the use of pesticides and Parkinson’s Disease.Read more
UCC honours Ireland's first female botanist21 Sep 2022
- University College Cork announces that its Environmental Research Institute’s building on the Lee Road is to be named after Ellen Hutchins – ‘The Botanist of Bantry Bay’.
- Hutchins – recognised as Ireland’s first female botanist – discovered a number of plants, inspired a novel, and has species named in her honour.
- Artefacts and documents go on display in dedicated Ellen Hutchins Reading Room.
UCC researchers unlock breakthrough discovery to increase resilience to stress20 Sep 2022
- Researchers at APC Microbiome Ireland have identified a drug that increases resilience to chronic stress.
- Major discovery could lead to more effective treatments for anxiety disorders and depression.
Michael Bradley to Lead Coaching Line Up at UCC RFC16 Sep 2022
- Michael Bradley, former Connacht, Edinburgh and Zebre coach, has been announced as UCC RFC’s new Head Coach
- Former Irish internationals, Ken O’Connell and Paul McCarty, will join Bradley’s coaching group, along with ex-Munster fly-half Scott Deasy.
- UCC RFC will begin their AIL season against Malone on 1 October.
UCC celebrates a decade of friendship with a Hollywood legend13 Sep 2022
Lord David Puttnam, the Oscar-winning producer of films including Chariots of Fire, The Mission, The Killing Fields, and Midnight Express recently celebrated ten years of his Skibbereen-based company Atticus Education. The pioneering organisation was set up to teach creativity and innovation to students across the world and University College Cork (UCC) was one of the first universities to come on board.Read more
Scientists uncover a hidden force governing the survival of deep sea life13 Sep 2022
- New study finds that the position of the continents plays a vital role in the distribution of life-supporting oxygen in our oceans.
- The movement of the continents over many millions of years could have triggered mass extinction events and influenced the evolution of marine life.
Glucksman Gallery wins prestigious European award12 Sep 2022
The Glucksman Gallery at University College Cork was announced as European Art Museum 2022 at a gala ceremony at MUDAM (Museum of Modern Art) in Luxembourg over the weekend. Speaking from the event, Professor Fiona Kearney, Glucksman Director, said, “Myself and the team are hugely honoured by this prestigious award and the recognition it gives to an Irish museum among our European peers.”Read more
Dr Tom Cavanagh RIP09 Sep 2022
Professor John O'Halloran, President of University College Cork, has paid the following tribute to the philantropist, businessman, and dear friend of UCC Dr Tom Cavanagh following his passing yesterday.Read more
Insight at UCC to coordinate a €9 million project to develop Europe’s AI-on-demand Platform08 Sep 2022
A University College Cork-led research consortium has secured €9 million from the European Union to develop the next phase of Europe’s strategically important artificial intelligence infrastructure known as the AI-on-demand (AIOD) platform.Read more
Other Voices and UCC present Bringing It All Back Home in Cork07 Sep 2022
Other Voices is coming to University College Cork (UCC) to present a spectacular night of music live streamed from UCC’s striking riverside campus on Thursday September 29th.Read more
Key advance in physics research at UCC could help enable super-efficient electrical power07 Sep 2022
- Researchers at University College Cork and the University of Oxford have cracked one of the major outstanding problems of modern-day physics, unsolved for almost 40 years.
- Researchers developed new microscopy techniques to unlock the secret of high-temperature superconductors.
- New discovery could open the way towards developing room-temperature superconducting materials.
New report on impact of pandemic on learning experiences of young people with disabilities02 Sep 2022
A new report examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the learning experiences of young people with disabilities is published today.
Researchers at University College Cork (UCC) examined how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected young people with disabilities’ experience of learning and vocational training, and what we can learn from this about future education and employment practices which enable people with disabilities’ inclusion.Read more
UCC’s commitment to gender equality recognised by Athena SWAN awards01 Sep 2022
University College Cork has achieved two new Athena SWAN Bronze Awards for gender equality in higher education.
The awards celebrate good practice towards the advancement of gender equality and representation at the School of Applied Psychology and Tyndall National Institute.Read more
RTÉ Concert Orchestra to perform live at Civil War Documentary screening31 Aug 2022
- ‘The Irish Civil War’ documentary, a collaboration between RTÉ and UCC airs this autumn
- Preview screening, with soundtrack performed live by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, to take place on Tuesday, September 13 at Cork Opera House
- Tickets are just €10, with all proceeds going to Cork Penny Dinners
UCC awarded over €3 million in funding for emerging research talent29 Aug 2022
The persecution of religious minorities in Soviet Ukraine, the economic aspects of wind farms and role of the gut in influencing memory, mood and motivation are among the research projects at University College Cork (UCC) that have received over €3.2 million in funding under a new programme to support Ireland’s emerging research talent.Read more
UCC & University of Plymouth agree climate research partnership29 Jul 2022
University College Cork (UCC) and the University of Plymouth have agreed to work together to address some of the critical climate and sustainability challenges facing our planet.Read more
Climate change could be making it harder for seabirds to feed, study finds28 Jul 2022
University College Cork (UCC) researchers have found that that cloudier waters, caused in part by climate change, is making it harder for seabirds to catch fish.Read more
UCC scientists win funding for health inequality, childhood obesity, and schizophrenia research27 Jul 2022
The Health Research Board has announced its support for three University College Cork-led projects that will tackle health inequality, prevent childhood obesity, and explore how our gut can affect our memory, concentration, and social interactions.Read more
Minister of State for Finance launches the Report on Research into Credit Union Directors22 Jul 2022
Minister of State with responsibility for Financial Services, Credit Unions and Insurance, Seán Fleming TD, this week launched ‘A Report on Research into Credit Union Directors’ at University College Cork’s Centre for Executive Education.Read more
UCC awarded €5.4 million funding for next generation treatment for Crohn’s Disease19 Jul 2022
A University College Cork-led research project that seeks to revolutionise how Crohn’s disease is treated has just been awarded €5.4 million in funding by the European Union (EU).Read more
UCC to appoint experts to enhance cancer research in Ireland following new UPMC partnership04 Jul 2022
- University College Cork and UPMC announce partnership towards the establishment of a collaborative, patient-focused cancer research environment across south of the country
- UCC/UPMC partnership will see two Oncology Professors appointed as part of process to develop internationally-recognised Cancer Research Institute at UCC
First ever study showing impact of Brexit on Cork is published27 Jun 2022
The first ever study of Brexit’s longer-term consequences for the Cork region notes that the sectors in the South West region which bore the brunt of the fallout from Britain leaving the European Union (EU) included agriculture, finance and industry.Read more
UCC scholarship recognised as academics elected to Royal Irish Academy17 Jun 2022
Three professors from University College Cork (UCC) were recently elected to the Royal Irish Academy, the highest academic honour in Ireland.Read more
UCC acquires archives of female leaders in Ireland’s Civil War17 Jun 2022
University College Cork (UCC) has acquired two significant historical archives which give the perspective of female leaders during Ireland’s Civil War and the formation of the Irish State.Read more
UCC joins eight European Universities in signing Historic Declaration on Engaged Research16 Jun 2022
University College Cork (UCC) has joined seven universities and cities from across Europe in signing a historic Joint Declaration on Engaged Research in the City of Oulu, Finland.
The commitment seeks to develop a common approach to engaging communities and their cities in advancing research and innovation to make a difference in people’s lives, as part of UNIC - a joint European University of Post-Industrial Cities.Read more
Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Minister Catherine Martin welcome national conference to mark the centenary of the Irish Civil War14 Jun 2022
· A four day national conference, hosted by University College Cork, from 15th to 18th June
· The conference is free and open to the public
· A fringe programme includes concerts, walking tours and exhibitionsRead more
1916 Proclamation donated to UCC07 Jun 2022
University College Cork (UCC) has been generously gifted a first issue copy of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic.Read more
€1.49M Cross-European Research Project launches at UCC03 Jun 2022
- Minister for Foreign Affairs & Minister for Defence Mr Simon Coveney TD to deliver keynote speech at inaugural CARDEA meeting
- Eight European countries partner on project to develop the role of Research Managers
- 22.2% of the world’s best researchers are residents in Europe
UCC celebrates research excellence at annual awards01 Jun 2022
A total of 29 outstanding researchers will today have their contributions to innovation and knowledge enhancement recognised at the 2021 University College Cork Research Awards, which will be held this evening at the Glucksman Gallery.Read more
Inspirational leader recognised by UCC27 May 2022
An inspirational leader in the field of medicine has been awarded an honorary doctorate by University College Cork (UCC), as close to 200 medical students graduated from the university today.
Dr. Veronica Delaney grew up in Cork city and graduated with a B.Sc Honours majoring in Biochemistry from UCC in 1964. She would go onto become a leader in her field. Dr Delaney (78) is currently Professor of Medicine and Nephrologist at Mount Sinai Hospital New York, and was the first member of her family to enter University.Read more
UCC Rugby announces season of special events for 150th Anniversary19 May 2022
Ulysses S. Grant was resident in the White House, Queen Victoria sat on the throne in England, and Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days was first published in 1872 - the same year Queen’s College Cork published its first rulebook for playing rugby in Cork.
Now UCC Rugby is to celebrate its storied history with a season of celebrations to mark its 150th anniversary.Read more
Playwright Jody O'Neill announced as new Theatre Artist in Residence for Cork Opera House & UCC19 May 2022
Cork Opera House and University College Cork Department of Theatre have announced the appointment of playwright Jody O’Neill as the new Theatre Artist in Residence, following the search for a professional theatre artist who identifies as autistic/person with autism.Read more
UCC awarded €6.8m funding for health and climate research10 May 2022
Pioneering plans to develop processes to enable waste products to be exploited as resources, reduce a bacterial virus problem in dairy manufacturing, and design gut-based strategies to prevent and treat stress-related disorder depression and learning & memory disorders, are among 12 research projects at University College Cork (UCC) to share in €6.8m funding from Science Foundation Ireland.Read more
UCC’s business school obtains top global recognition09 May 2022
Cork University Business School (CUBS) and IMI at University College Cork (UCC) have today obtained a prestigious global accreditation, placing it among the world’s leading business schools.Read more
An Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD officially opens UCC's Hub06 May 2022
A hip-hop performance by a local community group, meeting staff at Roots Cafe, and hearing from students at some of University College Cork's 117 societies were on the agenda for the Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD today as he officially opened The Hub - UCC's new student service centre.Read more
New Tyndall Chair appointed03 May 2022
Tyndall National Institute (Tyndall) today announced the appointment of Dr Denis Doyle as the new Chair of the Board. An incisive and strategically focused leader, Dr Doyle will lead the Board’s oversight of the future development and expansion of Ireland’s flagship research institute in integrated ICT hardware and systems at University College Cork (UCC). Tyndall has made substantial progress with its plan for significant expansion by 2025, to become a research player of international scale with a consequent direct benefit to the Irish economy. The announcement comes as Tyndall celebrates 40 years of ground-breaking research.Read more
UCC academics appointed to expert groups29 Apr 2022
UCC experts have been recently appointed to expert national groups.
Professor Mary Horgan, President of the Royal College of Physicians Ireland, along with UCC colleagues Dr Anne Moore, Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC and Professor of Physical Chemistry, John Wenger, joint founder of the Centre for Research into Atmospheric Chemistry, have all been appointed as leading members of the Government's new Covid-19 Advisory Group, which will replace the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet).Read more
Future entrepreneurs showcase their ideas at UCC29 Apr 2022
The IGNITE programme at UCC held its Awards and Showcase where budding entrepreneurs gathered to showcase their ideas.
The winner of the IGNITE Award for Best Business on the night was Cleidi Hearn of Sunny Numbers while the Award for Best Business Plan was won by Luke Murphy of Training Reels. Monika Wojtek of Buildzon won the award for Best Pitch.Read more
Landmark National Conference to reflect on Irish Civil War28 Apr 2022
- National Conference to reflect on political, social, cultural, military, and economic dimensions to the Irish Civil War
- An Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD to deliver Conference's opening address
- Four-day summit to bring over 130 national and international scholars to University College Cork
- Proceedings will be open to the public and recorded for viewing in collaboration with RTE.ie.
UCC ranked as global leader working towards a sustainable future27 Apr 2022
University College Cork (UCC) has been ranked as one of the leading universities in the world for making an impact on creating a sustainable future.
UCC was ranked 62nd in the world in a global ranking of 1,406 universities measured as part of the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, published tonight.Read more
€3.9m UCC Sustainable Futures project launched26 Apr 2022
- Higher education institutes join forces with enterprise partners to co-develop educational programmes focused on sustainability, decarbonisation, circular economy and business leadership.
- Significant €3.9m Sustainable Futures project is led by University College Cork in collaboration with Maynooth University and Atlantic Technological University.
- Industry partners include Microsoft, Carbery Group, Mannok Holdings, Glenveagh Properties, Musgraves, Logitech, PM Group, Glanbia, Kepak, CIE Group, EirGrid, ESB, Davy Horizons and Blue Planet Consulting.
- Sustainable Futures develops solutions for a sustainable, net zero and nature-positive future and aims to empower industry and enterprise to transition to a net zero carbon future
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy visits UCC26 Apr 2022
The Governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy, First Lady Tammy Murphy, and a Choose NJ delegation today visited UCC as part of an economic development visit to Ireland.Read more
Olympic Heroes among those to be Honoured at UCC Sport Star Awards25 Apr 2022
Olympic medallists Paul O’Donovan and Emily Hegarty are among those to be honoured at the UCC Sport Star Awards tonight by Professor John O’Halloran, President of University College Cork.Read more
UCC’s Professor Barry O’Sullivan announced as a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence22 Apr 2022
University College Cork’s Professor Barry O’Sullivan has been elected a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) - the first time that someone based at an Irish university has been recognised in this way. Professor O’Sullivan, Chair of Constraint Programming at the School of Computer Science and Information Technology, who is also the founding director of both the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics at UCC and the SFI Centre for Research Training in Artificial Intelligence, has been recognised for his contributions to the field of constraint programming and his leadership within the AI community.Read more
Pterosaur discovery solves ancient feather mystery20 Apr 2022
Flying reptiles could change the colour of their feathers, research finds
An international team of palaeontologists has discovered remarkable new evidence that pterosaurs, the flying relatives of dinosaurs, were able to control the colour of their feathers using melanin pigments.
The study, published today in the journal Nature, was led by University College Cork (UCC) palaeontologists Dr Aude Cincotta (UCC & Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences) and Prof. Maria McNamara and Dr Pascal Godefroit from the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, with an international team of scientists from Brazil and Belgium.Read more
Women from the Travelling Community Graduate from 'life-changing' UCC course15 Apr 2022
A group of women from the Travelling Community yesterday graduated at a conferring ceremony at UCC having completed a ‘life-changing’ course designed to empower leadership in their community.
Developed in response to community need, the Level 6 Leadership in the Community programme was co-created by the Southern Traveller Health Network (STHN); Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) and supported by Access UCC and funded by the SOAR Project. It serves as a model of innovative practice in creating an inclusive learning environment that enables Traveller participation in higher education.Read more
University College Cork announces Sanctuary Fellowship scheme14 Apr 2022
In response to conflicts across the world, University College Cork (UCC) today announces that it has created a Sanctuary Fellowship Scheme.
Through this scheme scholars and staff members from universities, and other third level institutes outside of Ireland, who are at risk as a result of conflict or other serious human rights violations can apply for a six month fellowship in UCC. It is the first fellowship of its kind in Ireland’s higher education sector.Read more
Pandemic response highlights science’s crucial role, former NASA Chief Scientist tells UCC graduates13 Apr 2022
- Former Director of the US National Science Foundation in Cork to receive Honorary Doctorate
- Dr France Córdova, an award-winning astrophysicist, was the youngest person ever and the first woman to serve as NASA's Chief Scientist
- Eoin O’Driscoll, Chairman, Tyndall National Institute to receive Honorary Doctorate
UCC celebrates pioneering alumni achievers08 Apr 2022
Five trailblazing alumni will be honoured with an Alumni Achievement Award from their alma mater University College Cork (UCC).Read more
UCC subjects ranked in Top 100 globally06 Apr 2022
- World’s most-consulted university ranking places UCC in top 100 internationally for four subjects
- UCC ranked first in Ireland for Nursing, Agriculture & Forestry, Anatomy & Physiology, and Law
International summit in Cork to develop declaration on joint European Research Area31 Mar 2022
A delegation of over 60 city, municipal, community, student, research and university leaders from across Europe gathered in Cork this week to discuss agreeing a joint declaration on a collaborative approach to tackling issues such as inclusion, societal transformation and sustainability.Read more
Athena Swan success for UCC31 Mar 2022
The School of Microbiology has earned its first Athena SWAN award and the School of Pharmacy at UCC has successfully renewed its Athena SWAN accreditation.Read more
UCC research staff honoured for Cancer care25 Mar 2022
Today is Daffodil Day, Ireland’s annual national fund raising day for cancer care and UCC is highlighting staff and a patient advocate who have been playing a significant role in a unique cancer care study.Read more
UCC contributes to Moving Parts, a creative response to consent and bystander awareness programmes.24 Mar 2022
UCC Bystander Intervention has contributed to Moving Parts - a series of new short animated and motion graphic videos tackling the topic of consent and telling the stories of survivors of sexual violence and image-based abuse.Read more
UCC unveils new, free, Arboretum tours to celebrate National Tree Week21 Mar 2022
- New self-guided tour of UCC Arboretum is free to the public.
- Audio guide via app is in development.
- Free brochure developed following Science Foundation Ireland funding.
Beloved Cork treasure opens after €1.2m refurbishment21 Mar 2022
- 106-year-old Honan Chapel restored for future generations
- Iconic Harry Clarke windows among the collection restored for generations to come
- €1.2m raised to fund extensive refurbishment works
- Special public Mass today, Monday 21st March, to celebrate its unveiling
10 Actions for Ireland to Reduce Fossil Fuel by 10%10 Mar 2022
University College Cork (UCC) energy researchers at its Science Foundation Ireland MaREI Centre have put together a ten-step practical guide to how Ireland can reduce fossil fuels by 10%Read more
"It was important to me that I worked in an area where I felt I was making the world a better place."08 Mar 2022
This year on International Women's Day (IWD) the United Nations (UN) is highlighting “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”. Advancing gender equality in the context of the climate crisis and disaster risk reduction is one of the greatest global challenges of the 21st century. Women are increasingly being recognized as more vulnerable to climate change impacts than men, as they constitute the majority of the world’s poor and are more dependent on the natural resources which climate change threatens the most.
On IWD we spoke to Dr Jean O’Dwyer, Deputy Director of iCRAG, lead of the iCRAG-GSI Environmental Geoscience PhD Programme, Deputy Head of Environmental Science and Lecturer at the School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences in UCC.
Green Week begins at UCC next week04 Mar 2022
A community market, an interactive wall of climate action in the Glucksman Gallery, and a creative exploration of UCC’s beautiful campus are among the activities planned for University College Corks’ annual Green Week.Read more
UCC Awarded Accreditation for Student Athlete Support02 Mar 2022
University College Cork (UCC) is among six Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) around Ireland that have been awarded the Sport Ireland Institute Accreditation for Student Athlete Support (ASAS), which recognises good practice in ‘dual career’ support for student athletes.Read more
John A. Murphy: An Appreciation02 Mar 2022
A name synonymous with our University, today we say goodbye to Professor John A. Murphy. Professor Murphy had an association with UCC that spans over seven decades. We express our sympathy to John's family, relatives, colleagues and friends. In this article Dr Neil Buttimer, retired Senior Lecturer in the Department of Modern Irish, pens this tribute to 'John A'. Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh a anam dílis.Read more
UCC University of Sanctuary expresses Solidarity with the People of Ukraine02 Mar 2022
As a University of Sanctuary, the UCC University of Sanctuary Working Group expresses its solidarity with the Ukrainian people at this tragic and unprecedented time.Read more
UCC reflects on the passing of Prof John A. Murphy28 Feb 2022
University College Cork and the School of History is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Emeritus Professor John A. Murphy.
A name synonymous with our University, Prof. Murphy had an association with UCC that spans over seven decades, beginning in 1945 when he left his native and beloved Macroom to study History and Latin here as a scholarship student.Read more
UCC honours its first female engineering graduate23 Feb 2022
- UCC’s Civil Engineering Building to be named after the first female engineering graduate of the university, Iris Ashley Cummins.
- Announcement made to mark Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
University of Sanctuary UCC hosts fifth annual Refugee Week21 Feb 2022
- Flag raising opened UCC Refugee Week this morning.
- Refugee Week Conference will take place on Thursday, featuring a variety of speakers
- Sanctuary Runners’ Saturday jog closes off the week
Huge losses of Irish manuscripts from medieval times, international study finds18 Feb 2022
A third of medieval European literature has been lost
Stories of Vikings, monarchs and thrones may dominate streaming services, but an international team of researchers has found that a third of tales of medieval heroism and chivalry, more than 90% of European manuscripts from the Middle Ages and over 3,000 medieval Irish-language manuscripts have been lost over time.Read more
Former Cork City stars praise UCC partnership17 Feb 2022
“The relationship between Cork City and UCC was essential for my education”
Conor McCarthy and Sean McLaughlin both have degrees from UCC
Six more players in City squad availing of UCC scholarship
Two UK-based Irish footballers have paid tribute to the partnership between University College Cork (UCC) and Cork City FC - an association that aided them in attaining degrees while still pursuing their dream careers as professional athletes.Read more
UCC-designed Brain Injury Detection Device secures Enterprise Ireland funding16 Feb 2022
A research team led by University College Cork’s (UCC) Dr Mark O’Sullivan in the INFANT Research Centre has been awarded funding by Enterprise Ireland to commercialise a medical device that could transform how clinicians are able to detect newborn brain injuries.Read more
UCC receives funding to develop European university alliance11 Feb 2022
A future pan European university for Cork is a step closer as University College Cork (UCC) was awarded €442,000 in funding to continue to develop a new model of European education together with seven cities across Europe.Read more
World-leading expert to spearhead the next generation of Wireless Communication11 Feb 2022
· Prof. Dimitra Psychogiou received prestigious SFI Research Professorship Award
· Her research at Tyndall National Institute and UCC will develop the next generation of wireless communicationRead more
Appeal to preserve legacy of Ireland’s pioneer marine biologist on International Day of Women in Science10 Feb 2022
- Maude Jane Delap (1866-1953) carried out ground-breaking research, despite never attending school unlike her brothers.
- Recognised as the first person in the world to breed jellyfish in captivity, Delap was forced to turn down a prestigious scientific position due to her gender.
- UCC researchers seek to preserve her legacy on International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
Study reveals why retrofitting homes will be difficult for low income households09 Feb 2022
- Recently announced retrofit measures will not be enough
- Increasing concern that there may be a new cohort of people considered energy poor
Researchers at University College Cork (UCC) examined the views of 120 households with low disposable income who are clients of the North Dublin Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) to ascertain if they could engage with Government supports to retrofit homes.Read more
University College Cork Launches Speak Out Anonymous Reporting Tool08 Feb 2022
A new online tool that will allow students and staff to anonymously report incidents of bullying, cyber bullying, harassment, discrimination, coercive behaviour or control, stalking, assault, sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape has been launched today in University College Cork (UCC).Read more
UCC scientist elected to prestigious American scientific society26 Jan 2022
Professor JC Séamus Davis, has been elected to the rank of Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), considered among the most distinct honours within the global scientific community.Read more
World-leading expert in gut inflammation joins University College Cork with €5.6 million SFI Professorship Award25 Jan 2022
Prof Subrata Ghosh is set to establish a new laboratory focusing on IBD, Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis at the APC Microbiome Ireland SFI Research Centre in University College Cork (UCC) through a prestigious Science Foundation Ireland Research Professorship Programme award worth €5.6 million in funding.Read more
First national survey of drug use in Ireland’s third level sector is published20 Jan 2022
A major national survey to determine the prevalence and type of drug use among the third level student population in Ireland is published today.Read more
UCC appoints first Engaged Research Officer.19 Jan 2022
UCC Research is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. John Barimo as UCC’s first Engaged Research Officer.Read more
UCC launches academic freedom module19 Jan 2022
Students and staff at UCC can now avail of a dedicated module on academic freedom, as UCC becomes the first university in Ireland to respond to a call from President Michael D. Higgins to ensure students understand the nature and role of universities in society.Read more
New interactive IRA Companies Map launched18 Jan 2022
From Malin Head to Mizen Head, a new interactive map gives users the unprecedented opportunity to explore over 2,000 IRA companies across the island of Ireland from the War of Independence to the Civil War.
University College Cork (UCC) has launched the map of Ireland’s 2,181 IRA companies from the end of War of Independence through to the beginning of the Irish Civil War. The resource will be discussed at a public webinar on Thursday, 20th January.
UCC researchers receive IRC funding17 Jan 2022
Documenting the lived experience of one parent families, an online programme delivered through music for young children with Down Syndrome and a project on pregnancy loss are among the 19 University College Cork (UCC) research community projects funded by the Irish Research Council (IRC) today.Read more
UCC researchers win €4.75m in highly competitive European funding10 Jan 2022
University College Cork (UCC) researchers have today won highly competitive European Research Council (ERC) funding totalling €4.75 million.Read more