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UCC Shortlisted in Times Higher Education Awards
Excellence in teaching and sector-leading sustainability practices at University College Cork (UCC) have been recognised in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Awards.
These global higher education awards are the sector-leading recognition of excellence in universities across the world, and this is the first time institutions in the Republic of Ireland have been able to enter in the award’s 17-year history.
UCC received more nominations than any other Irish university at this year’s THE Awards.
A total of 78 institutions and teams from across Ireland and the UK are in the running across 20 categories, with the nominees having been selected from nearly 600 entries - a record number of submissions for the THE Awards.
THE said the category recognises individuals “whose exceptional practical skills, commitment and vision have enabled the highest quality teaching, research or knowledge transfer.”
Meanwhile, UCC has been nominated in the Merit Award category, which examines how UK and Irish universities performed on relevant measures towards the creation of sustainable world.
UCC was noted as ”leading the way on practices such as energy efficiency and sustainability, environmental education and net-zero carbon commitments.”
Prof John O’Halloran warmly welcomed UCC’s nominations.
"It is extremely rewarding that UCC should receive this recognition by THE in the very first year Irish institutions are eligible for consideration.
“I want to congratulate Dr Carey for this outstanding individual achievement, which is thoroughly deserved in light of his ongoing dedication to innovate teaching.
“We continue to be pleased with our sustainability and green rankings performance and that our entire university community has been commended for our commitment to meeting sustainable development goals.” he said.