2016 Press Releases

EU Commissioner honoured by UCC

4 Nov 2016
EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas officially opens the Western Gateway building and is conferred with an Honorary Doctorate. Photo shows L-R UCC President, Dr Michael Murphy, EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas and Professor Anita Maguire, Vice President for Research and Innovation at UCC. Photo: Provision

The European Commissioner for Research, Science & Innovation, Carlos Moedas was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate at UCC today in recognition of his contribution to innovation in Europe.

“Today we acknowledge the significant contribution of Commissioner Moedas in promoting the international excellence of the EU’s research and innovation capabilities”, said Dr Michael Murphy, UCC President. "We recognise his support for Ireland’s innovation agenda, and admire his European-wide vision and commitment. I am pleased on behalf of the University that he is being honoured with an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws,” he said.

As well as a number of high profile dignitaries, research and innovation leaders and university representatives, the Vice President of the European Parliament Mairéad McGuinness MEP was also at UCC to extend her congratulations to Commissioner Moedas.

Speaking at the ceremony in Cork, Commissioner Moedas said: “I am delighted to be conferred with an honorary doctorate at University College Cork. This is a very special moment for me and an acknowledgement of my work and career to date.”

While at UCC, Commissioner Moedas officially opened the University’s flagship innovation building, Western Gateway. Following a day of meetings with University researchers, Commissioner Carlos Moedas was conferred with the honorary doctorate. 

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