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  • Almost 5,000 students to graduate from UCC in virtual ceremonies

    18 Nov 2020
    Almost 5,000 students to graduate from UCC in virtual ceremonies

    An Taoiseach Micheál Martin, a UCC alumnus, addressed the University College Cork Class of 2020

    Almost 5,000 students will graduate from University College Cork this week in a series of virtual conferring ceremonies.

    26 dedicated ceremonies are being livestreamed across the university’s website. Covering ceremonies across all four Colleges and Adult Continuing Education, this year’s Autumn Conferrings will run from Wednesday, November 18 to Tuesday, November 24.

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  • UCC academic receives prestigious award

    05 Nov 2020
    UCC academic receives prestigious award

    The winners of the prestigious 2020 Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Awards were revealed today with Professor Brian Ó Gallachóir receiving the Best International Engagement Award.

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  • Bursary established at UCC in memory of Louise Clancy

    13 Nov 2020
    Bursary established at UCC in memory of Louise Clancy

    Louise Clancy was a former UCC School of English student who died tragically in a road traffic accident in 2015. Louise is remembered fondly by UCC staff and the Louise Clancy Memorial Prize was established by the School of English in 2018.

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  • Cork-based research features strongly on world's elite science list

    19 Nov 2020
    Cork-based research features strongly on world's elite science list

    A global list which shows the top 1% of the world’s most influential scientific researchers, shows that Ireland has 32 scientific pioneers, with 13 of them working with APC Microbiome Ireland, a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre based in University College Cork (UCC).

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  • Ireland falling behind on measures to improve food habits

    09 Nov 2020
    Ireland falling behind on measures to improve food habits

    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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  • 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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