UCC Futures - Quantum and Photonics

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Research at UCC FactBook

€113m Research Income in 2021/22

Highest ever and 18% increase from 2020/21

Research-performing collaborations with 4,338 institutions in 164 countries (57.8% of publications) during 2019-2021

UCC currently holds 11 European Research Council awards

16% Horizon 2020 funding success rate, exceeding the EU average rate of 12%

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

197 PhD Graduates in 2021

15.9% publications in top 10% most cited publications worldwide

2,853 publication outputs in 2021

105,343 citations (2019-2021)

€11.5m industry research funding in 2021

15 active spin-out companies

14 researchers on Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers 2022 list (40% of featured Irish researchers)

20 research projects with Civic Group collaborators

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

10 indicative areas

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.

Research and Innovation

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