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  • UCC launches a new employment-based Master’s Degree in Dairy Process Technology in partnership With Kerry Group

    14 Jul 2021
    UCC launches a new employment-based Master’s Degree in Dairy Process Technology in partnership With Kerry Group

     

    • Kerry Group to sponsor two Masters students in 2021 through a new employment-based MSc in Dairy Process Technology at University College Cork.
    • The students will be employed by Kerry Group while completing their Masters at the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, UCC.
    • This partnership represents an excellent example of Ireland’s dairy processing sector working together with the University to invest in the next generation of dairy science leaders.

     

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  • Alarming decline of marine sponges in Cork lake shows improvement

    14 Jun 2021
    Alarming decline of marine sponges in Cork lake shows improvement

    New research reveals that the alarming disappearance of marine sponges from one of Ireland’s incredible nature reserves, maybe being reversed.

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  • UCC and Sport Ireland launch worldwide search for ideas to get people active

    09 Jun 2021
    UCC and Sport Ireland launch worldwide search for ideas to get people active

    A worldwide search for ambitious, innovative ideas to get people physically active is to be launched by University College Cork, in association with Sport Ireland and with UNESCO patronage - with up to €10,000 going to the best concepts.

    The Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity is now open for registration, as part of a bid to engage more people in sport and physical activity following a year of lockdown and restrictions that have seen participation levels plummet. The challenge will run from June 21st-June 27th .

    The Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity has Development Grants of up to €10,000 for the winning teams, and mentors and partner organisations ready to help turn the best ideas into real campaigns and initiatives.

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  • UCC joins global fund to support next generation of Irish companies

    12 May 2021
    UCC joins global fund to support next generation of Irish companies

    €80M investment fund for next generation of global companies emanating from Ireland’s Universities cornerstoned by research and innovation UCC, TCD and UCD 

     

    University College Cork, UCC today confirmed its involvement in the Atlantic Bridge University Fund II, the second university focused venture fund managed by Atlantic Bridge with a remit to invest in new companies emanating from University research. The fund aims to drive scaling and commercialising of these companies to lead the next generation of Irish deep tech companies with global growth potential

    Atlantic Bridge University Fund II - 2021 follows on the path of the pioneering Atlantic Bridge University Fund I - 2016 which has invested in over 30 deep tech companies which have raised over €200m in co-investment to date.  Following this trajectory, both funds have the potential to attract up €500m euros of investment into high growth companies. 

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  • 'February is the border between winter and spring'

    12 Feb 2021
    'February is the border between winter and spring'

    UCC has one of the most beautiful university campuses in Ireland and the Head Gardener of UCC, Jack Murphy, writes this following piece with some gardening tips for the month of February.

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  • UCC launches unique programme to help students tackle transition to third level life and learning

    22 Mar 2021
    UCC launches unique programme to help students tackle transition to third level life and learning

    UCC has developed a unique new programme designed to help school students make the transition to third level.

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  • University College Cork rolls out unique COVID-19 App

    11 Mar 2021
    University College Cork rolls out unique COVID-19 App

    UCC has developed a COVID-19 Tracker and Day Pass App to help protect its students, staff and wider community.  

    Upon the checking of COVID-19 symptoms the app generates a pass for on campus attendance. The app is not compulsory, but staff and students are strongly encouraged to download and use the app ahead of planned visits to campus. 

    The app was initially developed by Dr Michael Byrne, Head of UCC Student Health, in conjunction with UCC’s IT Services, to enable UCC’s healthcare students to safely attend their clinical work placements. Those students used the app daily to feed back on their symptoms/lack of symptoms, with UCC Student Health monitoring the data and reacting appropriately as and where necessary.

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  • Leading scientist appointed to spearhead research and innovation at UCC

    10 Mar 2021
    Leading scientist appointed to spearhead research and innovation at UCC

    One of the world's leading scientists has been appointed to spearhead research and innovation at University College Cork.

    Professor John F. Cryan, a neuroscientist who is recognised as a global leader in the study of gut-brain interactions, will assume the position of Vice President for Research & Innovation at UCC, having been selected after a competitive process.

    Prof. Cryan’s ground-breaking discoveries on microbiome-brain interactions have led to fundamental changes in understandings in both the neuroscience and psychiatry fields. Through his research in the APC Microbiome Ireland SFI Research Centre at UCC, Prof. Cryan was recently listed as among the world’s top one percent of most-cited researchers, for the fifth time.

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  • UCC academic launches EU TV Junior

    09 May 2021
    UCC academic launches EU TV Junior

    · The first EU-dedicated TV resource for school children across the EU

    · A European YouTube channel on European Affairs made in Cork

    · The brainchild of a UCC Politics lecturer and a primary school teacher in County Cork

    Primary school children across Europe will soon be able to tune into a new EU TV Junior channel to be launched in Cork on Monday, May 10th.

    The EU TV Junior offering will be available on a dedicated Youtube channel and feature animated reports voiced by children for children – with plans to develop a sister channel for secondary school students.

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  • Major new famine documentary based on UCC book to screen on RTÉ

    30 Nov 2020
    Major new famine documentary based on UCC book to screen on RTÉ
    • Online educational resource also launched
    • Narrated by Liam Neeson, this is the second historical documentary partnership between UCC & RTÉ

    To mark the 175th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Irish Famine a major two-part documentary based on the University College Cork’s Atlas of the Great Irish Famine will be broadcast this evening (Monday 30th November) and Monday 7th December at 9:30pm on RTÉ One.

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