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University College Cork

Western Road Cork,
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University College Cork, a world-class university, was founded in 1845 and combines a rich tradition of teaching, research and scholarship.

UCC is unrivalled in the quality of its academic programmes. Its courses are internationally recognised and more than 20,000 students take its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. International students are part of a dynamic, multi-cultural community of scholars, academics and professionals. UCC enjoys a global reputation which draws 3,300 students from over 100 countries across the world.
The university offers a research-led curriculum that attracts the highest calibre of Irish and international students. The university offers 120 degree and professional programmes based in it’s four Colleges:

• Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

• Business and Law

• Medicine and Health

• Science, Engineering and Food Science

Situated in Cork, Ireland’s second largest city, UCC is the comprehensive globally-orientated research led university of the south of Ireland, providing a full range of internationally recognised programmes across all disciplines. UCC researchers work at the leading edge of high-impact academic scholarship, innovation, commercialisation, and industry collaboration. 
The university hosts several renowned research centres including the Tyndall National Institute, APC Microbiome Ireland Institute, Environmental Research Institute, Boole Centre for Research in Informatics and Analytical and Biological Chemistry Research Facility. 

At UCC, we place an equal emphasis on academic rigour and practical application with many courses including work placements and industry input. It’s why we have a high post graduate employment rate of between of greater than 90% and it’s how we create graduates that are work ready and world ready.

UCC retains 2nd place in University of Indonesia Green Metric University Rankings. Since UCC earned its bronze award in 2016, individual departments may now make applications in their own right for an Athena SWAN Departmental Award.

The UCC Strategic Plan and The Research Strategic Plan are both informed by Sustainable Development Goals.

Our vibrant and modern campus is located in picturesque Cork, where students can combine heritage and a contemporary lifestyle. It offers students all the advantages of a bustling, vibrant and cosmopolitan city. Cork is permeated with parks, galleries, shops, restaurants, theatres and historical buildings so students are never short of recreational options. The city and university work well together in providing students with a rich academic and extra-curricular experience.  It’s the perfect environment to succeed and excel.

University Highlights

Total students - 16,757


International students - 2,864


Total faculty staff - 1,628


Total students - 16,757

International students - 2,864


Total faculty staff - 1,628

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