University College Cork

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.

UCC's 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.

Horizon 2020 is the current EU framework programme for research and innovation. As of January 2016, UCC researchers had secured 53 Horizon 2020 awards (14 as coordinator and 39 as partner). In the wider EU context, for the first time, 4 Irish universities, including UCC, are ranked in the top 50 performing institutions with regard to financial drawdown from Horizon 2020 programmes.

Amongst numerous research institute and centres, UCC hosts: