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  • UCC Researcher leads €3.2M air quality project

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

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

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

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  • Frontier research at UCC awarded funding

    02 Nov 2020
    Frontier research at UCC awarded funding

    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.

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  • UCC students to feature in new RTÉ documentary

    03 Nov 2020
    UCC students to feature in new RTÉ documentary

    Two UCC students will feature in a new RTÉ documentary, charting their path to third level education through the university’s Access and Participation programme.

    My Uni Life is a five-part series created in partnership between RTÉ and the Irish Universities Association, following the lives of seven students at various stages of their university experience.

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  • University College Cork to host the Elements of AI online course in Ireland

    30 Oct 2020
    University College Cork to host the Elements of AI online course in Ireland

    “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.

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  • Students to benefit as UCC awarded funding

    30 Oct 2020
    Students to benefit as UCC awarded funding

    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.

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  • APC Microbiome Ireland partners with Kraft Heinz in developing novel cultures for food use

    29 Oct 2020
    APC Microbiome Ireland partners with Kraft Heinz in developing novel cultures for food use

    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.

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  • One of the Great Books of Ireland returns home

    28 Oct 2020
    One of the Great Books of Ireland returns home

    Join a special virtual event at 11am today

    The Book of Lismore, created in the late 15th century, has been donated by the Trustees of the Chatsworth Settlement to UCC. This major medieval manuscript, created at Kilbrittain, Co. Cork, in a golden age of Irish literature, is rightly considered as one of the Great Books of Ireland.

    The Book of Lismore, consists of 198 large vellum folios, and contains important texts, many drawn from Irish tradition and others that are translations of contemporary European works. The Book reflects an Ireland that was deeply engaged with the contemporary European culture of the time.

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  • UCC researchers awarded as part of €21m Irish Research Council programmes

    23 Oct 2020
    UCC researchers awarded as part of €21m Irish Research Council programmes

    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.

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  • UCC and Food Safety Authority of Ireland join forces on research project

    22 Oct 2020
    UCC and Food Safety Authority of Ireland join forces on research project
    • 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’
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  • Glucksman Gallery wins international award for Covid-19 initiative

    20 Oct 2020
    Glucksman Gallery wins international award for Covid-19 initiative

    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.

    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. 

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