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
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UCC ranked one of the world’s top universities for the study of 20 subjects03 Mar 2021
University College Cork appoints its first female Head of the College Of Science, Engineering, and Food Science22 Feb 2021
University College Cork is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Sarah Culloty as Head of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, following a competitive search process.
Prof. Culloty has had a distinguished career to date which has seen her head up UCC’s School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) and serve as a Director of the Environmental Research Institute.
A native of Firies, Co. Kerry, Prof. Culloty now leads a team of 600 academic and research staff, and over 5,000 students. The College generates 1,200 STEM-enabled graduates annually, and plays a significant role in the advancement of STEM - both in Ireland and around the world.Read more
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
Helping bring clean water to millions – additional funding awarded to UCC centre08 Feb 2021
The lack of clean water and sanitation affects millions globally. Now, funding has been approved for researchers at UCC to help improve the lives of people across the world.Read more
AIB pledges €1.25m to fund First Chair of Sustainable Business in Ireland at University College Cork08 Feb 2021
- Increased employer demand expected for graduates with knowledge of sustainable business practices.
- Funding will also support a number of PhD scholarships over five years.
- AIB’s sustainable green lending book has proved its most resilient during the pandemic.
AIB has announced a partnership with University College Cork (UCC) which will see the bank fund The AIB Chair of Sustainable Business, the first of its kind in Ireland.
AIB has pledged €1.25 million over five years to support the objectives of The AIB Chair of Sustainable Business, which will be based in the Cork University Business School (CUBS), Ireland’s largest business school.
The funding will also support The AIB Sustainable Business Scholars programme which will be established for early career researchers who excel in their field.Read more
Fossil pigments shed new light on vertebrate evolution, UCC study finds05 Feb 2021
UCC palaeontologists have discovered new evidence that the fate of vertebrate animals over the last 400 million years has been shaped by microscopic melanin pigments.
This new twist in the story of animal evolution is based on cutting-edge analyses of melanin granules – melanosomes – in many different fossil and modern vertebrates, including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Melanin and melanosomes have traditionally been linked to outermost body tissues such as skin, hair and feathers, with important roles in UV protection and stiffening of tissues. Analyses of where different animals store melanin in the body, however, show that different vertebrate groups concentrate melanin in different organs, revealing shifts in how animals have used melanin over the last 400 million years.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