From Arsenic to Zinc: UCC reveals chemistry of Gaelic manuscripts

From Arsenic to Zinc: UCC reveals chemistry of Gaelic manuscripts

  • 15 Nov 2017

Hidden away among the letters and words that cover the Gaelic manuscripts of the late middle ages is a world of minerals and chemical compounds. 

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Dr Mark Jessopp, UCC, wins SFI Research Image of the Year

Dr Mark Jessopp, UCC, wins SFI Research Image of the Year

  • 15 Nov 2017


UCC researcher Dr Mark Jessopp from MaREI has won the SFI Research Image of the Year.
The winners of the prestigious 2017 Science Foundation Ireland Awards were revealed at the annual SFI Science Summit on 13th November.

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EU prize for UCC Innovation

EU prize for UCC Innovation

  • 13 Nov 2017

A UCC team has won the ‘Excellent Science’ category of the EU Innovation Radar Prize 2017. Dr Mark Tangney’s group pitched their innovation to a judging panel of international entrepreneurship experts in Budapest at the final on November 9. 

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New directors steer MaREI’s vision for Ireland as energy leader

New directors steer MaREI’s vision for Ireland as energy leader

  • 10 Oct 2017

MaREI, Ireland’s national centre for marine and renewable energy research and development, has appointed UCC professors Brian Ó Gallachóir and Jerry Murphy as its new co-directors, after the Citizens' Assembly recently turned its attention to tackling climate change.

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UCC Research Awards 2017

UCC Research Awards 2017

  • 11 Oct 2017

University College Cork honours the outstanding contribution of staff to advancing the research mission of the institution.

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Geological Survey Ireland, SFI and the Marine Institute announce €2m for marine geoscience research

Geological Survey Ireland, SFI and the Marine Institute announce €2m for marine geoscience research

  • 27 Sep 2017

Last week saw the launch of new research projects funded under Science Foundation Ireland’s Investigators Programme awards. This year, the awards include two projects co-funded by SFI, Geological Survey Ireland (GSI) and the Marine Institute (MI) including one led by Prof. Andy Wheeler.

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UCC Researchers awarded Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Investigator Programme grants

UCC Researchers awarded Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Investigator Programme grants

  • 29 Sep 2017

Science Foundation Ireland has awarded three University College Cork researchers grants under the SFI Investigators Programme.

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UCC unveils most ambitious strategic plan in its history

UCC unveils most ambitious strategic plan in its history

  • 29 Sep 2017

University College Cork (UCC) has unveiled its €350 million investment plan which will create more than 500 new construction jobs in Cork over the next five years.

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Launch of €3.1 million Yeastdoc Research Programme

Launch of €3.1 million Yeastdoc Research Programme

  • 22 Sep 2017

A new programme was launched in University College Cork yesterday which aims to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative researchers. The project, YEASTDOC, has received approximately €3.1 million in funding from the European Union under the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie ITN call, which is part of the Horizon 2020 framework. The pioneering research conducted in the YEASTDOC programme will result in new flavours and characteristics for beer and wine, and in high-value chemicals being produced in yeast using clean high-tech processes.

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UCC neuroscientist awarded distinguished scientist prize

UCC neuroscientist awarded distinguished scientist prize

  • 28 Aug 2017

Professor John Cryan, Head of the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience and Principal Investigator in the APC Microbiome Institute, will become the first UCC scientist to be awarded the Tom Connor Distinguished Investigator Award from Neuroscience Ireland later today (August 28).

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Ones to watch: HRB recognises UCC researchers ‘demonstrating real promise’

Ones to watch: HRB recognises UCC researchers ‘demonstrating real promise’

  • 21 Aug 2017

UCC’s Dr Jane English and Dr Cathal McCarthy have been named by the Health Research Board (HRB) as “researchers demonstrating real promise” in its new Emerging Investigator Awards.

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UCC PI’s 3D-printed battery powers into Bell Labs final

UCC PI’s 3D-printed battery powers into Bell Labs final

  • 16 Aug 2017

Dr Colm O’Dwyer, School of Chemistry and Principal Investigator, Applied Nanoscience Group, UCC, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2017 Nokia Bell Labs Prize.

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MaRINET2 awards €1.3m to develop the next-generation of offshore renewables

MaRINET2 awards €1.3m to develop the next-generation of offshore renewables

  • 26 Jul 2017

The MaRINET2 project has awarded €1.3m to 34 technology development teams through a competitive call for proposals.

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UCC Researchers selected to represent Ireland at Nobel Laureate Meetings

UCC Researchers selected to represent Ireland at Nobel Laureate Meetings

  • 29 Jun 2017

UCC researchers, Dr David McNulty and Jun Gao, have been selected to represent Ireland at Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings

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UCC Hosts Vision2020 RTO Meeting

UCC Hosts Vision2020 RTO Meeting

  • 06 Jun 2017

University College Cork, a founding member of Vision2020, recently hosted the network's RTO meeting.

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Ireland’s biggest tech transfer consortium launched at UCC

Ireland’s biggest tech transfer consortium launched at UCC

  • 18 May 2017

A new UCC-led technology transfer consortium with a combined research revenue of almost €150 million was launched this week at the University.

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UCC spinout InfiniLED in the limelight with KTI award

UCC spinout InfiniLED in the limelight with KTI award

  • 12 May 2017

University College Cork and InfiniLED Ltd have been honoured with Knowledge Transfer Ireland's Impact Award for Mature Spin-out Company.

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Rankings success for UCC

Rankings success for UCC

  • 08 Mar 2017

UCC’s Schools of Nursing & Midwifery and Pharmacy & Pharmacology have been ranked in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 published today (8/3/17). 

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UCC awards its first Commercialization Impact Award to the team behind Oculus Ireland technology

UCC awards its first Commercialization Impact Award to the team behind Oculus Ireland technology

  • 05 Dec 2016

UCC awards its first Commercialization Impact Award to the team behind Oculus Ireland technology. 

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UCC led Technology Transfer consortium present its annual Invention of the Year Awards

UCC led Technology Transfer consortium present its annual Invention of the Year Awards

  • 05 Dec 2016

UCC celebrated the current and future successful innovations at its Annual showcase event, the Commercialisation Awards, last week.  The 7th Annual PurdyLucey Invention of the Year awards were hosted by UCC in the Western Gateway building.  This year for the first time, we were joined by both our technology transfer network partners, Teagasc and Cork Institute of Technology, who also provided awards through this competition to celebrate their respective research communities.

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Skellig Surgical Wins the CorkBIC Global Investor Challenge

Skellig Surgical Wins the CorkBIC Global Investor Challenge

  • 01 Dec 2016

This week UCC based entrepreneur Conor O'Shea won the Cork BIC Investor Challenge.  Conor is CEO of the company, Skellig Surgical Limited, a medical device company based in the UCC Gateway Incubation Centre and part of the Gateway Sprint programme.  The company will initially focus on the production of a minimally invasive small bowel retractor to help gastrointestinal surgeons.

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New clinical trial for Malignant Melanoma patients

New clinical trial for Malignant Melanoma patients

  • 05 Dec 2016

Cork Cancer Research Centre, based at UCC, announce the launch of a new clinical trial for the treatment of malignant melanoma, aimed at significantly improving patient outcomes.

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UCC-led EU network PEARRL launched

UCC-led EU network PEARRL launched

  • 28 Nov 2016

The Horizon 2020-funded PEARRL Network, led by UCC’s School of Pharmacy and aiming to achieve earlier patient access to new medicines, has been launched.

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£30k award for international 3Rs prize - competition now open

£30k award for international 3Rs prize - competition now open

  • 17 Nov 2016

Each year the NC3Rs awards a prize to recognise an outstanding original contribution to scientific and technological advances in the 3Rs, published in the last three years

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EU Commissioner honoured by UCC

EU Commissioner honoured by UCC

  • 04 Nov 2016

The European Commissioner for Research, Science & Innovation, Carlos Moedas was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate at UCC today in recognition of his contribution to innovation in Europe.

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Tyndall Researcher honoured by the Optical Society of America

Tyndall Researcher honoured by the Optical Society of America

  • 03 Nov 2016

Stefan Andersson-Engels has been elected a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.

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UCC named best university in Ireland

UCC named best university in Ireland

  • 07 Oct 2016

University College Cork (UCC) has become the first University to be named The Sunday Times University of the Year for two consecutive years in the 15-year history of the award.

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Staff Research Awards 2016

Staff Research Awards 2016

  • 07 Oct 2016

On 6th October, at a ceremony in the Aula Maxima, UCC honoured staff for their outstanding contributions to University life including advancing the research mission of the institution. 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 develops arsenal of alternatives to antibiotics

UCC develops arsenal of alternatives to antibiotics

  • 06 Oct 2016

Scientists at the APC Microbiome Institute at UCC have identified an arsenal of new antimicrobials which can kill many harmful bacteria.   

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UCC Acknowledges the Appointment of Four Research Professors

UCC Acknowledges the Appointment of Four Research Professors

  • 26 Sep 2016

In an event held on 26th October, UCC celebrated the appointment of four leading researchers to the position of Research Professor. Appointment to this position recognises acknowledged leadership in their research disciplines, as well as performing to the highest level internationally with regard to the delivery of research outputs.

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Paris week of international scientitifc young talents

Paris week of international scientitifc young talents

  • 23 Sep 2016

The French Embassy is launching a call for applications for the “Week of International Scientific Young Talents” organised in Paris from January 29 to February 3, 2017.

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Gold Medal Award for Disability Research

Gold Medal Award for Disability Research

  • 09 Sep 2016

The National Disability Authority (NDA) has instituted an annual Gold Medal for quantitative disability research

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Barry O’Sullivan elected as EurAI Deputy President

Barry O’Sullivan elected as EurAI Deputy President

  • 09 Sep 2016

Professor Barry O’Sullivan, Director of Insight at UCC, has been elected as Deputy President of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EurAI) at its General Assembly held in The Hague.

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New Fulbright-HRB HealthImpact Professional Award Launched!

New Fulbright-HRB HealthImpact Professional Award Launched!

  • 02 Sep 2016

The Fulbright Commission has now launched the 2017-2018 Fulbright Irish Awards competition. These globally-recognised Awards support Irish and E.U. citizens to undertake postgraduate study, research or teaching in the USA for a 3-12 month period.

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NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

  • 26 Aug 2016

Science Foundation Ireland is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the National Science Foundation (NSF) under the Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) Programme

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5 Questions on Climate Change

5 Questions on Climate Change

  • 25 Aug 2016

Professor John Sodeau discusses climate change and what Ireland can do to play its part in the fight against the phenomenon termed global warming.

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€9.3m research investment for UCC

€9.3m research investment for UCC

  • 04 Aug 2016

Investigating the impact of escaped farmed salmon on wild Irish Atlantic salmon populations is one of five UCC projects which has been awarded €8.5m in Government funding today. A co-led project brings the UCC figure to €9.3m.

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Lister Institute Research Prizes 2017

Lister Institute Research Prizes 2017

  • 03 Aug 2016

The Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, which is a registered charity established to support biomedical and related research, now invites applications from outstanding young researchers for its 2017 Research Prizes.

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Research Assistant Programme with Attached Masters for the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority

Research Assistant Programme with Attached Masters for the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority

  • 27 Jul 2016

The Authority intends to establish an agreement with one Third Level Educational Institution (TLI) for the provision of a number of Research Assistants to assist in the completion of a range of specialised projects across a number of different Authority business units and/or locations

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ERC to invest record budget in 2017

ERC to invest record budget in 2017

  • 27 Jul 2016

Today the European Research Council (ERC) announces its 2017 grant competitions with a total budget of around €1.8 billion, the highest ever since the ERC's inception in 2007

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World’s first SynBio accelerator returns to UCC

World’s first SynBio accelerator returns to UCC

  • 27 Jul 2016

IndieBio EU, the world’s first and only synthetic biology accelerator, has attracted some of the best startups from across the globe to UCC’s School of Microbiology for its 2016 programme.

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UCC wins 2 Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact awards

UCC wins 2 Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact awards

  • 24 Jun 2016

UCC wins 2 Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact awards

UCCs Office of Technology Transfer had a very good night at the annual Knowledge Transfer Impact Awards (23rd June) at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin winning two of the seven national awards on the night.

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Are you publishing your APC-free OA journal on a shoestring?

Are you publishing your APC-free OA journal on a shoestring?

  • 30 Jun 2016

If you're publishing an APC-free Open Access journal with very little resources, you might be able to receive funding for it from OpenAIRE!

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UCC ranked in the top 100 of Europe's most 'Innovative' Universities

UCC ranked in the top 100 of Europe's most 'Innovative' Universities

  • 15 Jun 2016

University College Cork has been included in Reuters’ first-ever ranking of Europe’s  ‘Top 100’ innovative universities.

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Institute for Social Sciences Symposium on Ageing

Institute for Social Sciences Symposium on Ageing

  • 16 Jun 2016

The Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century hosted a day long symposium in University College Cork entitled: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Ageing, Consumption and Service and Participating in Horizon2020 Ageing Research Calls

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UCC PhD student recipient of the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

UCC PhD student recipient of the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

  • 15 Jun 2016

Fiona Edwards Murphy has been awarded a 2016 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, which aims to promote young women who excel in the fields of computer science and technology

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SFI Industry Fellowship programme 2016 - Seeking opportunities

SFI Industry Fellowship programme 2016 - Seeking opportunities

  • 14 Jun 2016

The SFI Industry Fellowship programme (http://www.sfi.ie/funding/funding-calls/open-calls/industry-fellowship-programme-2016.html) is a funding mechanism for academic researchers who wish to spend time in industry, working on a collaborative research project of interest

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UCC research on cover of EMBO journal

UCC research on cover of EMBO journal

  • 09 Jun 2016

A group in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology in UCC have just contributed to a key finding of the molecular and cellular events which occur during T-cell activation.

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Researchers Towards Industry Initiative

Researchers Towards Industry Initiative

  • 31 May 2016

Following on from the launch of the Researchers Towards Industry initiative on May 20th (see events), a few points to note:

 

 

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UCC Academics honoured with Royal Irish Academy membership

UCC Academics honoured with Royal Irish Academy membership

  • 30 May 2016

Three University College Cork academics were among 22 newly elected members of the Royal Irish Academy who signed the members book on Friday 26th May in recognition of their world-class contribution to science and the humanities. 

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Vision2020 and Crowdhelix

Vision2020 and Crowdhelix

  • 25 May 2016

A key element of being successful in Horizon 2020, and allied EU research funding programmes, is putting together the best possible consortia with an optimum combination of universities, research organisations and, in particular, SMEs.

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Durham University - Structure Fellowship opportunity

Durham University - Structure Fellowship opportunity

  • 10 Jun 2016

Launched in October 2006 to mark the 175th anniversary of the foundation of the University and now celebrating its decennial year, the IAS is the University’s flagship research institute.  It seeks to catalyse new ideas by bringing together internationally recognised academics as well as writers, artists and practitioners

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Research Institutes, Centres and Units (RICUs) — Annual Call (2016)

Research Institutes, Centres and Units (RICUs) — Annual Call (2016)

  • 06 May 2016

Over the last 10-15 years, the UCC research community has been very successful in developing interdisciplinary research centres funded from a variety of external sources, and a significant proportion of UCC research activity is now hosted by Research Institutes, Centres and Units (RICUs)

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NUI Awards 2016

NUI Awards 2016

  • 04 May 2016

NUI annually offers a range of awards for competition to NUI graduates and students in the NUI federal system

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Major award for UCC research

Major award for UCC research

  • 20 Apr 2016

UCC Pharmacology lecturer, Dr Anne Moore, is one of three researchers in Ireland given a major award for her work in enhancing the body's immune system

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2016 WCCC Scholarship Programme

2016 WCCC Scholarship Programme

  • 05 Apr 2016

WCCC Scholarship offers students from Developing Countries & Small Island States the opportunity to study climate change related courses at Universities & Colleges from developed countries.

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UCC hailed for ‘world-class research’ in EU ranking

UCC hailed for ‘world-class research’ in EU ranking

  • 05 Apr 2016

University College Cork (UCC) scored top marks across the five core areas ranked in the world’s most comprehensive ranking system.

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Fossilised snake shows its true colours

Fossilised snake shows its true colours

  • 01 Apr 2016

The colours of the skin of a 10 million year old Spanish snake have been discovered from its colourless fossil remains by scientists at University College Cork (UCC).

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Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

  • 01 Apr 2016

This Prize was created to recognize that global economic health is dependent upon a vibrant research community and we need to encourage our best and brightest to continue in their chosen fields of research.

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QS top 50 for UCC’s Nursing and Midwifery

QS top 50 for UCC’s Nursing and Midwifery

  • 22 Mar 2016

UCC’s School of Nursing and Midwifery has been ranked in the top 50 nursing schools worldwide in the international QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 published today (22/3/16).

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Gateway UCC Launches Spring Accelerator Programme

Gateway UCC Launches Spring Accelerator Programme

  • 29 Feb 2016

A new accelerator programme, called SPRINT, was launched today (Thursday) at Gateway UCC by Julie Sinnamon, CEO Enterprise Ireland and UCC VP for Research & Innovation Anita Maguire.  Designed to support early stage start-ups, entrepreneurs and UCC-based researchers, the SPRINT Accelerator will focus on commercialisation of UCC generated technologies and routes to market. 

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Spin-out Tucana Health Ltd to create jobs in Cork

Spin-out Tucana Health Ltd to create jobs in Cork

  • 18 Feb 2016

Tucana Health Ltd (Tucana), a spin-out from the APC Microbiome Institute in University College Cork, is to build a new research team in Cork.

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UCC advances stem cell research

UCC advances stem cell research

  • 09 Feb 2016

More than a decade ago the discovery of stem cells was thought to revolutionise medicine with the hope that tissues and indeed organs might be replaced in humans.

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UCC: Fostering an Ethos of Innovation, Research & Industry Collaboration

UCC: Fostering an Ethos of Innovation, Research & Industry Collaboration

  • 21 Jan 2016

2016 has dawned brightly for University College Cork (UCC), being named The Sunday Times University of the Year for a record-breaking fourth time. Following its triumphs in 2003, 2005 and 2011, the guide noted UCC’s growing international reputation based on its high performance in research, and exceptional track record in innovation

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Professional Skills for Research Leaders

Professional Skills for Research Leaders

  • 19 Jan 2016

The very successful programme for Researcher Leaders, Professional Skills for Research Leaders (PSRL) will commence in the coming months

This is a development programme in Research Leadership.    The PSRL suite is made up of six on-line programmes targeted to assist Research Leaders with the everyday operation of their research group whilst managing its research strategy and positioning

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UCC 'helps the medicine go down'

UCC 'helps the medicine go down'

  • 19 Jan 2016

A leading Irish scientific research firm, SRL Research, has partnered with UCC  to help the pharmaceutical industry make medications more palatable and easier to swallow.

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Ministers Bruton and English Announce €28 Million Science Foundation Ireland Investment in Research Equipment and Facilities

Ministers Bruton and English Announce €28 Million Science Foundation Ireland Investment in Research Equipment and Facilities

  • 12 Jan 2016

The Minister for Jobs, Richard Burton, TD together with the Minister for Research, Innovation and Skills, Damien English, TD today announced details of a €28 million investment in research equipment and facilities through Science Foundation Ireland.

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Minister Harris announces a new programme to advance clinical research capability among doctors

Minister Harris announces a new programme to advance clinical research capability among doctors

  • 14 Sep 2016

A team of Irish clinical academics have secured one of seven major awards that have been made across the UK and Ireland by Wellcome*. 

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UCC research breakthrough could improve breathing in neuromuscular disease

UCC research breakthrough could improve breathing in neuromuscular disease

  • 05 Oct 2017

Research from the Department of Physiology, UCC, has revealed a compensatory phenomenon supporting breathing in a pre-clinical model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a fatal genetic disease affecting approximately 1 in every 3500 men.

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