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  • How and where you shop has a big impact on food waste, study reveals

    19 Nov 2021
    How and where you shop has a big impact on food waste, study reveals

    More than 1/3 of all food is wasted worldwide, equating to 1.3 billion tonnes every year 

    How you shop and where you shop has a big impact on the amount of food waste you generate, new research reveals. 

    The study by University College Cork (UCC) researchers in Cork University Business School (CUBS) and the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) explored food supply channels to see what influence they had on household food consumption practices and how sustainable a household was.

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  • British Ambassador meets UCC COP26 delegation

    12 Nov 2021
    British Ambassador meets UCC COP26 delegation

    The British Ambassador to Ireland, H.E. Mr Paul Johnston, met with the University College Cork (UCC) delegation who have just returned from the United Nations COP26 conference.  

    UCC as the only Irish university with official observer status at the global climate change summit, sent a delegation of nine researchers and students to Glasgow.  

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  • UCC documentaries to reach global audience

    17 Nov 2021
    UCC documentaries to reach global audience

    Two UCC documentaries produced in association with RTÉ will soon be shown to millions across Europe. 

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  • Cork-based scientists make global list of most influential research

    16 Nov 2021
    Cork-based scientists make global list of most influential research

    Researchers working with APC Microbiome Ireland, a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre based in University College Cork (UCC) have made a global list of the top 1% of the world’s most influential scientific researchers.

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  • UCC honours two Cork citizens for their contribution to the city

    15 Nov 2021
    UCC honours two Cork citizens for their contribution to the city
    University College Cork (UCC) this weekend honoured two Cork citizens in recognition of their lifetime of work for the good of their home city.

    Director of the Cork Life Centre Don O’Leary and former Deputy Chief Executive of Cork City Council Pat Ledwidge received Honorary Doctorates at UCC’s Conferring Ceremonies this Saturday and Sunday respectively.
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  • UCC IGNITE companies create 250 jobs and raise €16 million In funding

    10 Nov 2021
    UCC IGNITE companies create 250 jobs and raise €16 million In funding

    The IGNITE programme at UCC, which nurtures startups from ideas to commercial reality, is celebrating ten years of success this month. The IGNITE programme has supported more than 120 start-ups led by recent graduates since its inception in 2011. Over that time the companies have created 250 jobs and raised more than €16 million in funding. 

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  • University College Cork pays tribute to Professor Gerald O’Sullivan

    09 Nov 2021
    University College Cork pays tribute to Professor Gerald O’Sullivan

    University College Cork (UCC) has unveiled a plaque acknowledging funding from one of Ireland’s leading cancer research charities, Breakthrough Cancer Research, to create a prestigious research position in memory of Professor Gerald O’Sullivan. The Professor Gerald O’Sullivan Chair in Cancer Research is named after the highly acclaimed surgeon, and founder of translational cancer research in the region.

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  • Patient advocate awarded honorary degree at UCC

    05 Nov 2021
    Patient advocate awarded honorary degree at UCC

    A tireless patient advocate has today been awarded an honorary doctorate at University College Cork (UCC).

    Dr Margaret Murphy’s 21-year-old son Kevin, died in 1999, suffering from hypercalcemia (too much calcium in the blood), a condition that is treatable in the early stages. When compiling the file in the hospital, a Post-It note containing vital calcium results was stuck to the back of a letter and was not seen until six weeks after Kevin’s death.

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  • UCC's Prof Barry O'Sullivan wins Science Award

    04 Nov 2021
    UCC's Prof Barry O'Sullivan wins Science Award

    A University College Cork (UCC) academic has been awarded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) in recognition of his international engagement and leadership in the the area of trustworthy artificial intelligence, and especially his work with the European Commission and other international organisations in developing Europe’s approach to human-centric AI.

    Barry O’Sullivan, Professor at the UCC School of Computer Science & IT was one of eight winners at the SFI Awards, announced today the the annual Science Summit which was held virtually.

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  • UCC academic inducted as a 2021 International Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering

    02 Nov 2021
    UCC academic inducted as a 2021 International Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering

    Chair Professor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Nabeel A. Riza of University College Cork (UCC), has been inducted as a 2021 International Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering, the UK’s National Academy of Engineering.

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