International Learning & Teaching

UNIC encourages and facilitates an outward-looking, global focus to teaching and learning in UCC, enhanced by physical and virtual mobility collaborations, Lifelong Learning development, academic networking, new joint degree programmes (including RePIC MSc), and language courses.

The internationalisation of work and study unlocks intercultural experiences for UCC staff and students, enabling knowledge exchange, renewed respect for cultural values, academic solidarity, diversity, and global responsibility. 

In UNIC, innovative virtual mobility methods have been developed and tested to accompany traditional physical mobility - opening up opportunities to a wider cohort of staff and students. UCC staff can find out more about internationalising their courses, along with practical guidance, in the UNIC Handbook on Virtual and Physical Mobility

Academic engagement in UNIC is centred around seven thematic lines. Each thematic line has a cross-consortium team and an action plan featuring a range of international initiatives. Contact to find out more about getting involved with a thematic line.

  • Sustainability and Green Cities (co-led by UCC)
  • Arts, Culture and Creativity (co-led by UCC)
  • Superdiversity 
  • Sustainability 
  • Urban Resilience and Smart Cities
  • Justice, Security and Institutions
  • Entrepreneurial Learning for Innovation 
  • Health and Wellbeing


UNIC European University of Cities in Post-Industrial Transition, UCC office