Biogas plants essential to the future circular economy, says UCC Professor

Biogas plants essential to the future circular economy, says UCC Professor

17 September 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie A leading Irish environmental engineer has called for decarbonisation of Ireland’s gas system in order to achieve the circular economy objectives laid out in the government’s €21.8 billion National Development Plan. Speaking at the SEAI/ International Energy Agency Bioenergy Symposium on “Anaerobic Digestion in the Circular Economy” recently […]

FARMING: University College Cork and Teagasc announce B.Agri Degree

FARMING: University College Cork and Teagasc announce B.Agri Degree

10 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie ‘Cork is the true home of Food and Agriculture” – That’s the message being underpinned by the offering of an exciting new Agricultural Science degree at University College Cork, in collaboration with Teagasc. The innovative new Agricultural Science degree, which is delivered in partnership with Teagasc, will emphasize […]

Cork Students given faster route to qualify as accountants

Cork Students given faster route to qualify as accountants

7 September 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie CPA Ireland partners with CIT & UCC to create FastTrack programme Students from across Cork can now qualify as professional accountants quicker with thanks to CPA FastTrack, a new partnership between CPA Ireland and both Cork Institute of Technology and University College Cork. Allowing students to qualify in […]

Prof. William Scanlon appointed as Chief Executive of Tyndall National Institute

Prof. William Scanlon appointed as Chief Executive of Tyndall National Institute

5 September 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie One of Europe’s leading technology research organisations, Tyndall National Institute, has appointed Professor William Scanlon to the role of Chief Executive. Acknowledged globally as a pioneer in wearables and medical device communications, a technology entrepreneur and an accomplished academic in the area of wireless innovation and communications, Prof. […]

‘When you enter UCC, everyone wants you to succeed’ – True tales of mature student life

‘When you enter UCC, everyone wants you to succeed’ – True tales of mature student life

4 August 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie University College Cork this week are rolling out a new social media campaign encouraging people to return to the academic world as mature students. Told through real-life stories, the series of incisive personal essays and quotes are accompanied by portraits of students with Cork city backdrops by Cork-based […]

UCC becomes first 3rd-level institution in Ireland to acquire Ibec’s KeepWell Mark

UCC becomes first 3rd-level institution in Ireland to acquire Ibec’s KeepWell Mark

26 July 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Dedication to Staff Welfare, Health and Well-being recognised Employees take part in regular Yoga, Mindfulness, Samba, Fitness and Art Relief classes as well as Stress Management and Sleep workshops University College Cork (UCC) has become the first third-level educational institution in the country to acquire Ibec’s KeepWell Mark […]

Scientists rethink how they reconstruct the colour of fossils – thanks to University College Cork led discovery

23 July 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Scientists to rethink how they reconstruct the colour of fossils after UCC-led discovery A UCC-led discovery of new sources of the pigment melanin will force scientists to rethink how they reconstruct the colour of fossil birds, reptiles and dinosaurs. Many recent studies of fossil colour have assumed fossilized […]