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  • Start-ups Graduate From UCC IGNITE Programme Ready To Grow Their Businesses

    23 Apr 2021
    Start-ups Graduate From UCC IGNITE Programme Ready To Grow Their Businesses

    Start-ups ranging from a smart sleeping mask to helping people secure basketball scholarships in the US have graduated from the IGNITE programme at UCC. 

    Seven entrepreneurs have become the first founders to complete the IGNITE programme entirely online this year. IGNITE nurtures start-ups from an idea to commercial reality and this is the 13th group of graduates to complete the programme. The most recent programme at the award-winning incubation has taken place with the IGNITE Awards and Showcase for Spring 2021. The ceremony took place via webinar. 

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  • Surveys launched on sexual violence and harassment experiences of staff and students in Irish higher education

    15 Apr 2021
    Surveys launched on sexual violence and harassment experiences of staff and students in Irish higher education

    A nationwide cross-sector survey on the experiences of staff and students in Irish higher education, in relation to sexual harassment and violence has been launched.

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  • UCC ranked as a global leader working towards a sustainable future

    21 Apr 2021
    UCC ranked as a global leader working towards a sustainable future

    University College Cork (UCC) has today been ranked 8th in the world by the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, placing it as Ireland’s leading university for its impact in working towards creating a sustainable future.

    The evidence based THE Impact Rankings are the only global tables to assess universities against progress towards the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), providing a total of 18 rankings, one for each SDG as well as an overall table.

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  • UCC appoints Ireland’s first Professor of Public Mental Health

    06 Apr 2021
    UCC appoints Ireland’s first Professor of Public Mental Health
    • Chief Scientist at the National Suicide Research Foundation and World Health Organization Expert Advisor appointed to new UCC position.

    • Demand for public mental health and suicide prevention has been greater than ever due to Covid-19 pandemic, expert says.

    University College Cork (UCC) has announced the appointment of Ireland’s first Professor of Public Mental Health, with Ella Arensman taking up the role with immediate effect.

    Prof Arensman, who will continue in her current role as Chief Scientist at the National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF), will lead important and groundbreaking research on suicide and self-harm within UCC’s School of Public Health.

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  • Funding awarded for projects that encourage interest in STEM

    22 Mar 2021
    Funding awarded for projects that encourage interest in STEM

    A project to unlock and showcase Ireland’s fossil heritage, a community led climate action project and research into the microbiome of Irish Travellers are among the seven UCC research projects awarded funding today through the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Discover Programme. 

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  • UCC, MTU, and industry launches €8.7m Health & Life Sciences educational hub

    04 Mar 2021
    UCC, MTU, and industry launches €8.7m Health & Life Sciences educational hub

    UCC and MTU announce holistic education for enterprise, with Industry leaders such as Boston Scientific, Janssen, Pfizer, Sanmina, Stryker, Laya Health, DPS, Vodafone, SOSV.

    The College of Medicine and Health, UCC, today announced the launch of The iEd Hub, which represents a consortium featuring Cork’s leading universities University College Cork (UCC) and Munster Technological University (MTU), enterprise stakeholders, and leading industries in the Health & Life Sciences sector.

    Funded by €8.7 million awarded under the Government’s Human Capital Initiative Programme (HCI), the novel iEd partnership aims to deliver an innovative approach to education for enterprise. The curriculum content and mode of delivery will be designed and developed in conjunction with these industry partners, and will meet current and projected priority skills needs across Ireland’s economy. 

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  • UCC ranked one of the world’s top universities for the study of 20 subjects

    03 Mar 2021
    UCC ranked one of the world’s top universities for the study of 20 subjects

    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.

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  • University College Cork appoints its first female Head of the College Of Science, Engineering, and Food Science

    22 Feb 2021
    University College Cork appoints its first female Head of the College Of Science, Engineering, and Food Science

    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.

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  • UCC-Led Research Team Awarded €3.5 million To Turn Waste Heat into Electricity

    15 Feb 2021
    UCC-Led Research Team Awarded €3.5 million To Turn Waste Heat into Electricity

    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.

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  • Helping bring clean water to millions – additional funding awarded to UCC centre

    08 Feb 2021
    Helping bring clean water to millions – additional funding awarded to UCC centre

    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.

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