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Supporting the University's research community by providing guidance on grant applications, research policies and forms, proposal preparation, external funding, training, ethical and compliance issues through our dedicated UCC Research Support SharePoint site.

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Research at UCC FactBook

€113m Research Income in 2021/22

Highest ever and 18% increase from 2020/21

UCC currently holds 14 European Research Council awards

1st in Ireland for highly cited researchers in the Shanghai Rankings 2022

2,853 publication outputs in 2021

105,343 citations (2019-2021)

15 active spin-out companies

20 research projects with Civic Group collaborators

UCC is the leading University in Ireland for research impact as measured by citation performance

Research News

Dr Marie Aronsson-Storrier, Niamh Guiry, Dr Archishman Bose, Claudia Hihetah, Dearbhla Richardson, and Dr Kian Mintz-Woo, members of UCC's COP28 delegation. Picture: Michael McSweeney/Provision
23 Nov 2023

University College Cork to send student and researcher delegation to COP 28

University College Cork (UCC) is sending a delegation of students, academics, and researchers to the upcoming COP 28 global summit in Expo City, Dubai.
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20 Nov 2023

Delaying umbilical cord clamping significantly reduces the risk of death in premature babies

INFANT researchers are part of international collaboration highlighting benefits of deferred cord clamping in preterm infants. Waiting for two minutes to clamp the umbilical cord of a premature baby soon after birth could significantly reduce the risk of death relative to immediate clamping. Worldwide almost 13 million babies are born prematurely each year and close to 1 million die shortly after birth.
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Professor Paul Ross named as Science Foundation Ireland Researcher of the Year. Image credit: Claire Keogh
20 Nov 2023

UCC researcher takes top SFI accolade

Professor Paul Ross is the 2023 Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Researcher of the Year. Professor Frank Peters, Tyndall National Institute, receives the SFI Industry Partnership Award. The SFI Awards celebrate outstanding researchers funded by SFI who have contributed greatly to scientific progress or had a highly significant scientific breakthrough.
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Photo: Dr Vuslat Juska at the Kelley Laboratory in Northwestern University, Illinois.
16 Nov 2023

UCC researchers awarded prestigious postdoctoral awards

A combined €443,000 awarded to tackle and find solutions to global health crises. UCC researchers will develop a tool for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and develop an indoor management system to provide cleaner indoor air. DOROTHY aims to position future researcher leaders at the forefront of transformative responses to global health crises.
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UCC Futures

We are looking for talented individuals who mine the frontiers of curiosity and inquiry at the intersection of disciplines. Consolidating talent and potential, UCC Futures supports the delivery of superior quality in research, scholarship, and the translation of research to tangible impact on the world. 

Research by College

Our institutional research strategy focuses on creating and supporting world-leading clusters of researchers, and building on the research strengths of the University.

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