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  • UCC academic appointed chair of one of Ireland’s first National Research Ethics Committees

    14 May 2021
    UCC academic appointed chair of one of Ireland’s first National Research Ethics Committees

    A University College Cork academic has been appointed chair of Ireland’s first National Research Ethics Committee for Clinical Investigations of Medical Devices (NREC-MD) by Health Minister Stephen Donnelly.

    Professor Barry O’Sullivan of UCC’s School of Computer Science & IT will chair a committee responsible for reviewing the ethics underpinning research proposals in the field of medical devices, with the aim of providing single national ethics opinions that are respected nationally. As such, NRECs will play a key role in protecting the safety, dignity and well-being of health research participants in Ireland.

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  • UCC marks execution centenary

    17 May 2021
    UCC marks execution centenary

    At the weekend, University College Cork commemorated the 13 Irish Republican Army Volunteers executed by the British government on different dates in 1921 and buried within the walls of Cork Men’s Gaol, which was later to be become part of the UCC campus. 

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  • UCC’s Indian Alumni community launch appeal

    11 May 2021
    UCC’s Indian Alumni community launch appeal

    As India grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian Alumni Community at University College Cork (UCC) is seeking to raise funds for both medical equipment and to support families in desperate need. 

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  • The award-winning Glucksman gallery re-opens on 11 May with a new exhibition of 16 Irish artists

    07 May 2021
    The award-winning Glucksman gallery re-opens on 11 May with a new exhibition of 16 Irish artists

    The Glucksman is thrilled to welcome back visitors to the gallery from Tuesday 11 May for safe-distance viewing of a new exhibition entitled HOME: Being and belonging in contemporary Ireland.

    Featuring 16 artists from across the island of Ireland, the exhibition considers critical issues such as housing and the climate crisis, immigration, multiculturalism and the changing perception of Ireland on the global stage.

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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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