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  • INFANT Centre launches COVID-19 Hub

    08 May 2020
    INFANT Centre launches COVID-19 Hub

    The Irish Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research (INFANT) at UCC has created a dedicated Hub for families, researchers and healthcare professionals to find factual, up-to-date, and accessible information that relates to COVID-19 during pregnancy, birth, and early childhood.

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  • UCC receives €1m funding for new malaria research chair

    07 May 2020
    UCC receives €1m funding for new malaria research chair

    An expert on disease control has received an AXA Research Chair award to University College Cork worth €1m to bring the fight against malaria one step closer to eradication, while, at the same time, fostering improved management of wildlife areas in Africa.

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  • UCC poet identified among Ireland's most promising young artists

    05 May 2020
    UCC poet identified among Ireland's most promising young artists

    A postdoctoral researcher and poet at UCC has been identified as one of Ireland’s most promising young artists, and is earmarked as the potential successor to icons such as Eavan Boland, Seamus Heaney and John Montague.

    Dr Seán Hewitt from the School of English and Digital Humanities in the College of Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences featured in the Sunday Times’ "30 under 30: Ireland’s most promising artists" article along with world-famous names such as Hozier, Saoirse Ronan, and Sally Rooney.

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  • UCC projects granted funding under Covid-19 rapid response programme

    30 Apr 2020
    UCC projects granted funding under Covid-19 rapid response programme

    University College Cork has been awarded significant funding to research the impact Covid-19 public health measures have had on the people of Ireland, and to also study the genetic makeup of the viruses circulating across the country

    The projects are two of 26 proposals awarded as part of a €5m Rapid Response Research, Development and Innovation programme established by the Health Research Board (HRB), Irish Research Council (IRC), Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland.

    The Programme was introduced to fund research that will provide evidence for the national and global efforts to deal with the virus outbreak.

     

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  • Bestselling author praises UCC online Masters

    17 Apr 2020
    Bestselling author praises UCC online Masters

    A multi-million selling US author, whose works incorporating world mythologies have spawned big screen adaptations, is now studying Irish legend and tradition at University College Cork.

    New York Times #1 Bestseller Rick Riordan - whose Greek myth-inspired ‘Percy Jackson’ series has been adapted into two blockbuster movies - says he now plans to incorporate Irish legend into his works.

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  • UCC ranked among the best universities in the world for sustainable development

    22 Apr 2020
    UCC ranked among the best universities in the world for sustainable development

    University College Cork is today ranked as one of the leading universities internationally working towards creating a sustainable world.

    UCC was ranked 32 in the world by the Times Higher Education [THE] Impact Rankings, the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals [SDG].

    766 universities across 89 countries were examined, with UCC ranked 32nd overall, and was rated in the top 20 for five of the UN’s 17 SDGs.

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  • UCC and Tyndall projects awarded by US-Ireland R&D Programme

    16 Apr 2020
    UCC and Tyndall projects awarded by US-Ireland R&D Programme

    Projects in University College Cork and the Tyndall Institute have been awarded funding through a multi-million euro research and development partnership between the United States of America, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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  • Covid-19 early warning system shows encouraging results

    14 Apr 2020
    Covid-19 early warning system shows encouraging results

    A remote early warning system for the detection of Covid-19 symptoms among frontline medical staff at Cork University Hospital is showing promising results. The early warning system has been developed through a software industry and healthcare partnership with University College Cork (UCC).

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  • UCC physicist awarded prestigious UK research award

    09 Apr 2020
    UCC physicist awarded prestigious UK research award

    Professor Séamus Davis, who holds a joint position as Professor of Quantum Physics at University College Cork (UCC) and Professor of Physics at Oxford University has been awarded a Royal Society Research Professorship.

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  • UCC hosts HSE Oncology Service during COVID-19 crisis

    09 Apr 2020
    UCC hosts HSE Oncology Service during COVID-19 crisis

    University College Cork has made a premises available to the HSE to facilitate treatment for vulnerable cancer patients during the COVID-19 crisis.

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