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€125m Research Income in 2022/23

Highest ever research generated income

44 spin-out companies created since 2008 based on UCC Intellectual Property

UCC have 20 European Research Council grant awardees, 10 of which were awarded since 2021 in Horizon Europe.

190 graduate founders working on 160 start-up ideas, the most successful of which now employ almost 370 staff

2,853 publication outputs in 2021

105,343 citations (2019-2021)

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Photo: The National Suicide Research Foundation team located at the Western Gateway Building in UCC.
08 May 2024

Advancing global impact of research in suicide prevention and mental health

The National Suicide Research Foundation, located at UCC, redesignated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Surveillance and Research in Suicide Prevention. The long-standing collaborative partnership between UCC and the NSRF will continue its work in the prevention and intervention of suicide.
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Photo (L-R): Professor Anita Maguire, Head, School of Chemistry & Lead, UCC Future Pharmaceuticals; Professor John Cryan, Vice President for Research and Innovation, UCC;  Professor Anne Moore, UCC & NIBRT appointed professor; Professor John O’Halloran, President, UCC; Professor Elena Matsa, UCC & NIBRT appointed professor; Dr Darrin Morrissey, CEO, NIBRT; Dr Tiffany Rau, Adjunct Professor, School of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, UCC; Professor Justin McCarthy, Head, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC; Professor Sarah Culloty, Head, College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, UCC. Photo credit: Provision
03 May 2024

NIBRT and UCC collaborate to improve Advanced Therapeutics and Vaccine Development in Ireland

NIBRT/UCC partnership marks a significant step forward in advancing research excellence and fostering innovation in bioprocessing. Initiative marked by new joint appointment of Professor Anne Moore an Professor Elena Matsa.
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Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD is pictured with Dr Andy Bielenberg, Principal Investigator of the Irish Civil War Fatalities Project and Senior Lecturer at UCC School of History, and John Dorney, Research Assistant and Historian, at the launch of The Irish Civil War Fatalities Project. Image: Maxwell Photography
29 Apr 2024

Landmark research on Irish Civil War fatalities launched

Database and interactive map lists all of the combatant and civilian fatalities. Project shows that numbers killed were considerably less than in the War of Independence. Research indicates the Civil War was more violent, brutal and protracted in counties Kerry, Tipperary and Louth.
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18 Apr 2024

UCC IGNITE Awards celebrate business ideas from budding entrepreneurs

Innovation, sustainability and social impact are at the heart of start-up ideas presented at the IGNITE Awards & Showcase in the Hub, University College Cork on April 17th. The start-ups are working on innovative new products and services in the areas of water conservation, waste and the circular economy, mental health and wellbeing and recruitment and productivity.
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