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UCC Awarded €300,000 under Human Capital Initiative Programme

16 Dec 2019

UCC has been awarded €300,000 for an additional 30 places on its full-time undergradaute Engineering degree programme under Pillar 2 of the Human Capital Initiative. 

The HEA’s Human Capital Initiative (HCI), launched in 2019, aims to deliver investment targeted towards increasing capacity in higher education in skills-focused programmes designed to meet priority skills needs through targetted funding. Over five years from 2020 to 2024, €300m has been allocated for the HCI from the surplus in the National Training Fund (NTF). Further information is available here: https://bit.ly/2NoGqgw. The objective of the HCI iniative is to underpin the provision of additional capacity across the Higher Education Sector to meet priority skill needs for the enterprise.

The HCI funding is being awarded through a series of competitive calls under three Pillars, as follows:
            Pillar 1 – Full-Time Graduate Conversion Courses
            Pillar 2 – Additional Places on Existing Full-Time Undergraduate Provision
            Pillar 3 – Innovation and Agility

UCC has been successful in an application for 30 additional places on its undergraduate Engineering degree and was awarded €300,000 in funding under Pillar 2 - Additional Places on Full-Time Undergraduate Courses’ commencing in autumn 2020 and 2021.

For more on this story contact:

Dr. Sandra Irwin, Deputy President & Registrar's Office, 021 4904874 or s.irwin@ucc.ie 

Deputy President & Registrar

First Floor, West Wing, Main Quadrangle, UCC, T12 YN60