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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

Project lead of FOODPATH, Dr Janas Harrington, School of Public Health at UCC.
13 Jun 2024

UCC researcher to lead project on food related inequality across Europe

FOODPATH is an initiative dedicated to identifying and addressing the determinants of food-related inequalities in Europe. The €1.6 million project includes partners from six European countries and is led by Dr Janas Harrington in the School of Public Health at UCC. FOODPATH will provide the necessary structural changes to ensure all European citizens, regardless of socioeconomic status, can make healthier food choices.
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12 Jun 2024

UCC places 67th globally in sustainability rankings

University College Cork (UCC) has placed 67th of 1,963 universities from around the world in the latest results of the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings.
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11 Jun 2024

UCC’s Research Safety Officer selected as President of the European Biosafety Association

University College Cork (UCC) Research Safety Officer, Pat Casey, has been selected as President Elect of the European Biosafety Association (EBSA) at their recent Annual General Meeting in Antwerp, Belgium.
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10 Jun 2024

CUH and UCC designated World Allergy Organisation Center of Excellence

CUH and UCC Paediatric Allergy Research group accredited as Center of Excellence by World Allergy Organisation, the first of its kind in Ireland. Recognition is a testament to the excellence in clinical care, education and research in Allergy and Immunology at our institutions. Allergies can affect all aspects of a child's daily life, including their health and wellbeing.
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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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UCC Research

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