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An ambitious programme of research prioritisation coupled with an innovative academic recruitment strategy across ten indicative areas of strategic importance

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Research at UCC FactBook

€125m Research Income in 2022/23

Highest ever research generated income

UCC have 20 European Research Council grant awardees, 10 of which were awarded since 2021 in Horizon Europe.

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

Photo (L-R): Dr Tom O'Callaghan, Professor John Morrissey, Martin Heydon T.D., Professor Joe Kerry.
17 Jul 2024

UCC researcher to lead project on reducing food waste using new sustainable packaging materials

Professor Joe Kerry from the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences at University College Cork (UCC) will lead a new agri-food research project aimed at improving the shelf-life of dairy products using sustainable packaging solutions. The ‘Dairy-Zap’ project has received funding of €829,237 from the Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine (DAFM) ‘Thematic Research Call’.
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17 Jul 2024

Playing Dungeons and Dragons can support mental health

New UCC study shows how playing Dungeons and Dragons can support players’ mental health. Escapism, creative expression and social support were identified among the key aspects uniquely linked to the immersive and imaginative nature of D&D gameplay. These findings highlight the transformative potential of D&D in therapeutic settings.
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Photo (L-R): SFI-IRC Pathway Programme awardees Dr Jatin Nagpal, Dr Eileen Ryan and Dr David Jones. Image credit: Ruben Tapia (UCC TV)
11 Jul 2024

€2.9m funding awarded to UCC early career researchers in SFI-IRC Pathway Programme awards

Investigating the link between the microbiome and the development of stress-social circuits, the development of novel self-powered eco-friendly supercapacitors, and new approaches to the development of potential anti-viral drugs are amongst the University College Cork (UCC) projects to receive a combined €2.9 million funding under the SFI-IRC Pathway Programme awards announced today by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Patrick O’Donovan TD.
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Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
08 Jul 2024

‘In camera’ rule in Irish courts to be examined by new research project

The operation of the in-camera rule in Ireland is to be examined by a new independent research project undertaken by legal and social experts in University College Cork (UCC) and Trinity College Dublin (TCD).
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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.

Funding Acknowledgements

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