5 October 2015
By Elaine Murphy
The Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea has warmly welcomed the announcement that University College Cork (UCC) has been named University of the Year and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) as Institute of Technology of the Year.
CIT takes the title for a third time while UCC takes the accolade for a record-breaking fourth time.
Commenting on the announcement, Mayor O’ Shea commended both management and staff in UCC & CIT for their dedication to higher education in Cork. “We are very privileged in Cork to have educational facilities like UCC & CIT and their contribution to education and research is very welcome. Cork County Council works with both institutions on a regular basis on a number of initiatives and as Mayor of the County of Cork, I want to congratulate all involved in making UCC and CIT the successful educational facilities they currently are”.
UCC is now placed 52nd out of 750 leading universities based on research papers published in top academic journals. UCC’s ability to generate research income played a key role in this accolade, securing €83.9m last year, growing its international reputation and attracting students and staff from across the world.
CIT has also ranked in the top 10% of European higher education institutions by U-Multirank, the higher education rankings sponsored by the European Commission. CIT continually strives for excellence in the provision of career-focused education, leading-edge research, and real-world innovation. The quality of CIT programmes is underlined by the fact that they are accredited, and highly commended, by national and international accreditation bodies and our successful research and knowledge transfer activities are exemplars within the sector.