Ireland falls behind international best practice for implementing some of the policies needed to tackle obesity and other non-communicable diseases, a ground-breaking new report from University College Cork has found.
Its findings have led to calls for a reform of Ireland’s ‘food environment’ - the wide range of interconnected factors such as food production, processing, marketing, and distribution, that characterise our food system and largely determine our dietary intakes.
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09 Nov 2020
Ireland falls behind international best practice for implementing some of the policies needed to tackle obesity and other non-communicable diseases, a ground-breaking new report from University College Cork has found.Read more
02 Nov 2020
High-risk, high-reward research that has the potential to deliver economic and societal impact have been awarded funding today through the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Frontiers for Future programme.Read more
30 Oct 2020
“We want to deliver free AI education to at least 1% of the Irish population”
The free Elements of AI online course will be hosted in Ireland by University College Cork.
The Elements of AI is a free massive open online course (MOOC) developed by the University of Helsinki and the technology company Reaktor. The announcement was made at the Future Human conference held in Dublin this week. An Irish language version of the course will also be released in the new year.Read more
30 Oct 2020
Job seekers, recent graduates and those looking to upskill could have up to 100% of their course fees paid under funding received by University College Cork. UCC has been awarded funding of €1.8million which will provide the opportunity for 241 students to engage in postgraduate studies.Read more
29 Oct 2020
UCC's APC Microbiome Ireland and the Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) have announced a new collaboration aimed at developing new natural cultures for food fermentations. Fermented foods are created using controlled microbial growth, facilitated by microorganisms or microbial communities, usually in the form of starter cultures, adjuncts or probiotics.Read more
23 Oct 2020
Early career researchers across all academic disciplines at University College Cork are among those to share in funding worth over €21 million, announced today.
A total of 37 UCC researchers have been awarded Postgraduate Scholarships or Postdoctoral Fellowships as part of the Irish Research Council’s Government of Ireland programmes, announced by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD.Read more
22 Oct 2020
- University College Cork to work with Food Safety Authority on research project
- The Project is one of 12 to share €700,000 Science Foundation Ireland funding
- UCC/FSAI project is an ‘Assessment of the Safety of Probiotic Foods on Sale targeted at vulnerable groups in Ireland’
20 Oct 2020
The Glucksman at UCC is celebrating having won the Best International Museum Award in a virtual awards ceremony hosted by TV personalities, Philip Mould and Kate Williams on Monday.Read more
The UK’s Family Friendly Museum awards have been running for 15 years and recognise excellence in activities for young people and this year placed special emphasis on digital activities that we able to go ahead during the pandemic.
The Glucksman was recognised for its 'Creativity At Home' initiative which encouraged creative activities to keep children engaged during lockdown.
Virtual History Conference to mark the centenary of the Terence MacSwiney and the Cork Men’s Gaol Hunger Strike08 Oct 2020
The public is invited to log onto a three-day online centenary conference exploring the events leading up to the death of patriot Lord Mayor of Cork, Terence MacSwiney and the Cork Men’s Gaol Hunger Strike.
Hosted by UCC, and funded by Cork City Council and the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the virtual event has been organised to mark the centenary of the hunger strike of Irish republicans in Brixton Prison and Cork Men’s Gaol.Read more
02 Oct 2020
Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD recently visited University College Cork's Tyndall National Institute, one of Europe’s leading ICT research centres. During the visit, the Taoiseach spoke with some of Tyndall’s award-winning PhD students and researchers about the impact of their work. The focus of the visit was a discussion on the ambitious expansion of Tyndall and the official opening of the new Electron Beam Lithography Lab, which is unique in Ireland. The capabilities of the lab allows us to rapidly transition from fundamental research, to prototype and manufacture with industry. This is a critical enabler for the high-tech industry in Ireland.Read more