About UCC Research
University College Cork (UCC) is an internationally competitive, research-led university that plays a key role in the development of Ireland’s knowledge-based economy. Our institutional research strategy focuses on creating and supporting world-leading clusters of researchers, building on the research strengths of the University, and is aligned with key Government strategies including the Strategy for Higher Education to 2030 (Hunt Report), and Ireland’s Strategy for Research and Development, Science and Technology, Innovation 2020.
The UCC Research & Innovation Strategic Plan (2017-2022) details a number of performance targets for research and economic development that seek to position UCC and Ireland as an international innovation development hub.
In the strategic plan, UCC's key research priorities areas, based on areas in which UCC has excellence, scale, competitive advantage and network to deliver significant impact, were identified as: