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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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UCC Research Support

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

Photo (L-R): Professor Ruth Massey and Professor Rachel McLoughlin
20 Feb 2024

Wellcome Trust awards €5.3 million to tackle fatal bloodstream infections

Female led project brings together experts from APC Microbiome Ireland a world leading SFI Research Centre based at University College Cork (UCC), The Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute at Trinity College Dublin, University of Exeter and University of Bristol.
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Dr Valentina Rossi of University College Cork, Ireland, who led the research team which discovered that a 280-million-year-old lizard fossil is, in part, a forgery. (Image credit: Zixiao Yang)
16 Feb 2024

Mystery solved: the oldest fossil reptile from the alps is an historical forgery

A 280-million-year-old fossil that has baffled researchers for decades has been shown to be, in part, a forgery following new examination of the remnants. The discovery has led the team led by Dr Valentina Rossi of University College Cork, Ireland (UCC) to urge caution in how the fossil is used in future research.
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15 Feb 2024

Rise in devices has huge environmental consequences, conference hears

• The transformation brought by the rise in connected devices has significant environmental consequences, UCC and MTU conference hears. • The number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices worldwide is forecast to almost double to more than 29 billion IoT devices in 2030.• Conference addresses issues in human-computer interaction with smart objects and materials.
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Lead author Professor Roisin Connolly, Director of Cancer Research @UCC
15 Feb 2024

New three-drug combination treatment achieves notable responses in patients with advanced HER2-negative breast cancer

Treatment in a recent study combined a histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor - a drug that causes a chemical change to stop tumor cells from dividing - with two types of immunotherapy known as checkpoint inhibitors, which unharness the power of the immune response against cancer.
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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. 

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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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