2015

  • Thomas Kent State Funeral

    24 Sep
    Thomas Kent State Funeral

    It took 99 years for patriot Thomas Kent to receive the recognition he deserved - but his contribution to Irish freedom will be remembered following the State funeral in his home village in Castlelyons.  UCC historians Gabriel Doherty and John Borgonovo had a busy few days explaining on local and national media the significance of Thomas Kent.   We have put together a Storify to give a flavour of the media coverage

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  • IGNITE Awards and Showcase 2015

    25 Jun
    IGNITE Awards and Showcase 2015

    IGNITE 2015 participants compete for top prizes.  The completion of the fifth phase of the IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme will celebrate the progress and achievements of this year's eleven start up businesses at the Awards and Showcase evening.

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  • RIA Gold Medal 2015

    27 May
    RIA Gold Medal 2015

    The Royal Irish Academy is pleased to announce the award of Gold Medals in the year 2015.  One Gold Medal will be awarded in each of the following areas: Engineering Sciences and the Social Sciences. 

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  • Research & Innovation Conference

    26 Feb
    Research & Innovation Conference

    The Research & Innovation Conference was held on 24th February in the Aviva Stadium.  In attendance for UCC were Dr Jill Haynes from Research Support Services and Dr David McGovern from Technology Transfer Office.

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  • The billions of benefits from Boole...

    18 Feb
    The billions of benefits from Boole...

    The co-founder of the world’s two largest electronic design automation companies and the former Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland were the guest speakers at the George Boole 200 Inaugural Lectures in UCC. Below is a selection of the media coverage of the event.

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  • Startup Gathering 2015

    02 Oct
    Startup Gathering 2015

    The Startup Gathering 2015, taking place across Ireland from the 5th to 10th October, is a platform to support and celebrate entrepreneurs: change makers, the innovators, the job creators, the ‘let’s make it happen’ people who launch businesses, bring ideas to life and drive Ireland’s economic growth

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  • Royal Irish Academy Grants for Early Career Researchers

    09 Sep
    Royal Irish Academy Grants for Early Career Researchers

    The Royal Irish Academy awards a range of grants annually to support Irish research in the sciences and the humanities.  We are delighted to invite you to a presentation on ‘Royal Irish Academy Grants for Early Career Researchers’ at 13:00 on the 9th of September in G15 Western Gateway Building UCC.

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  • Fulbright Information Session

    08 Sep
    Fulbright Information Session

    UCC Research Support Services are hosting an Information Session on the Fulbright Awards Programme. These awards provide
    opportunities for Irish students and academics across ALL DISCIPLINES to study, research and lecture in the US.

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  • INDUSTRY INSIGHTS FOR RESEARCHERS

    16 Jul
    INDUSTRY INSIGHTS FOR RESEARCHERS

    The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, in cooperation with the Careers Office and Human Resources UCC,  wishes to bring to your attention a series of unique opportunities to learn more about career opportunities for researchers in industry

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  • Horizon 2020 Networking Event - SC5

    25 Jun
    Horizon 2020 Networking Event - SC5

    Enterprise Ireland, supported by the Environmental Protection Agency and Intertrade Ireland are hosting an information and networking event focussing on opportunities in the 2016-2017 Horizon 2020 SC5 - Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials Work Programme.

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  • Shape the future of Europe's research and innovation policy

    22 Jun
    Shape the future of Europe's research and innovation policy

    Bringing together key players from the fields of research, business and innovation, the conference will address Open Science, the European Research Area, and Innovation. Scientists, innovators, and policy-makers will make up over 500 participants and discuss how Europe can open up to an ERA of Innovation, where ideas will be forged to bring growth and jobs to Europe.

    This is an excellent opportunity to network with key stakeholders and decision makers and shape the future of Europe's research and innovation policy.

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  • Horizon 2020 - Science with and for Society 2015

    22 May
    Horizon 2020 - Science with and for Society 2015

    Science with and for Society “will help build effective cooperation between science and society, to recruit new talent for science and to pair scientific excellence with social awareness and responsibility” (Science with and for Society Work Programme 2014-2015). The event will take place in Brussels, Belgium on the 22nd of May 2015.

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  • Navigating H2020

    16 Feb
    Navigating H2020

    The European Commission currently the first drafts of the 2016-17 Work Programmes. Indications are that in 2016-17 Pillar one (Excellent Science) of Horizon 2020 will be unchanged while Pillars two (Industrial Leadership) three (Societal Challenges) will be  oriented around changing priorities and focus areas.

    While the Commission’s plans for Pillar 3 (Societal Challenges) have yet to be finalised, the priority areas for each Challenge have  been summarised in a series of Scoping Papers for challenges 1 to 7.

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  • Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund Programme 2015 Information Session

    20 Jan
    Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund Programme 2015 Information Session

    The aim of the Commercialisation Fund Programme is to improve the competitiveness of the Irish economy through the creation of technology based start-up companies and the transfer of innovations developed in Higher Education Institutes and Research Performing Organisations to industry in Ireland. 

    The programme will fund the development of innovations at all stages of the commercial pipeline to the point where they can be commercialised as new products, services and companies.

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  • Biodesign for Health Applications

    27 Nov
    Biodesign for Health Applications

    A UCC led project Biodesign for Health Applications (BioApp) has been has been selected as a "success story" by a panel of experts from the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission

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  • UCC Research Awards 2015

    09 Oct
    UCC Research Awards 2015

    Last night, Thursday 8th October, UCC honoured staff members for their outstanding contributions to University life at a ceremony in the Aula Maxima. The Awards Ceremony combined presentations and accolades to winners from three separate award schemes: Teaching & Learning; Staff Recognition; and Research.

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  • UCC named The Sunday Times University of the Year

    03 Oct
    UCC named The Sunday Times University of the Year

    University College Cork (UCC) has been named The Sunday Times University of the Year for a record-breaking fourth time. UCC is the University of the Year for the fourth time in the history of The Sunday Times Good University Guide, which was first published in 2002.

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  • Research into benefits of Mediterranean diet

    02 Oct
    Research into benefits of Mediterranean diet

    Researchers at the APC Microbiome Institute in UCC and University of Naples Federico II have shown a Mediterranean diet rich in fruit and vegetables is linked to a rise in health promoting short chain fatty acids and the bacteria in the gut that make these compounds.

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  • Partnership aims to make pregnancy safer

    02 Oct
    Partnership aims to make pregnancy safer

    The INFANT Centre (Irish Centre for Foetal and Neonatal Translational Research) at University College Cork, Bioscreen Health, laya healthcare and IBM have launched the ‘LEANBH’ project in the Cork University Maternity Hospital today, designed to make pregnancy safer.

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  • SFI President of Ireland Future Research Leaders Programme

    20 Jan
    SFI President of Ireland Future Research Leaders Programme

    The President of Ireland Future Research Leaders programme is a recruitment-only programme designed to attract to Ireland outstanding new and emerging research leaders in the earlier stages of their research career in both scientific and engineering domains, where candidates may have both academic and/or industry relevant backgrounds with a focus on research excellence with impact. 

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  • Unleashing Innovation Summit

    10 Mar
    Unleashing Innovation Summit

    Join us for our 6th Unleashing Innovation Excellent Summit 2016 to enjoy useful networking, benchmarking opportunities and an agenda which offers all innovation stakeholders, including Front and Back-end Innovation Leaders, Research & Development Heads, Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Academics and Investors the chance to be part of an dynamic new programme of leading innovation speakers

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  • SCI:COM15 Conference

    09 Dec
    SCI:COM15 Conference

    Science Foundation Ireland, Whipsmart Media, UCD, FHI and programme sponsors have come together to present Ireland's largest SciCom conference in Athlone on the 9th of December.

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  • MSCA ITN 2016 Webinar

    01 Dec
    MSCA ITN 2016 Webinar

    In advance of the 2016 Call deadline for MSCA Innovative Training Networks (12th January 2016), the Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office are offering a webinar to assist researchers with writing an ITN proposal. 

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  • Early Career Researcher Forum Annual Seminar

    24 Nov
    Early Career Researcher Forum Annual Seminar

    Early Career Researcher Forum Annual Seminar by Dr Suzanne Guerin  ‘Adopting a mixed methods approach to evaluation in palliative and end of life care research’

    This seminar will be based on mixed methods research with a particular focus on different types of evaluation within the Medical Research Council’s (MRC) framework for evaluating complex interventions

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  • RAIN Workshop on climate change and weather modelling

    09 Nov
    RAIN Workshop on climate change and weather modelling

    The RAIN (Risk Analysis of Infrastructure Networks in Response to Extreme Weather Events) project is organising a workshop at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), to identify and analyse the most probable extreme climatological phenomena affecting Europe infrastructure based on previous events.

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  • ERI showcases climate change research at COP21

    21 Dec
    ERI showcases climate change research at COP21

    As a developed country with a quickly expanding economy, Ireland will experience significant repercussions during this century as a result of the Paris Agreement. Researchers from UCC's Environmental Research Institute (ERI) offered solutions at the recent COP21 meeting in Paris.

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  • UCC Researcher awarded an ERC Grant

    07 Dec
    UCC Researcher awarded an ERC Grant

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to Dr James Kapalo, a lecturer in the Study of Religions Department at University College Cork. 

    Dr Kapalo has been awarded a €990,000 grant for his project Hidden Galleries. This is the second such award to be made to UCC’s College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences since the inception of the ERC in 2007.

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  • Cork 1849 - a city of feasts and famine

    01 Dec
    Cork 1849 - a city of feasts and famine

    An unpublished 19th century recipe book and the letters of George Boole, show that Ireland’s food and dining customs at end of the Famine were far more complex that the stereotype of potatoes and little else according to Regina Sexton, food and culinary historian at UCC.

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