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3 March 2016 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Some 24 volunteers representing Cork attended the 46th National Volunteers Conference of Foróige, Ireland’s leading youth organisation, which took place recently. They were amongst the more than 220 Foróige volunteers from all over the country who took part in the conference, themed ‘Young People in 2016 – Shaping... Read More
3 March 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is home to more than 1,100 international students from approx. 125 countries. It is a truly global institution! Yesterday International Student Day war marked on camput. It provides a unique opportunity for international students in CIT to showcase their various cultures and... Read More
3 March 2016: By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Overall Winner – Presentation Brothers College & Best Poster Presentation Prize – Ursuline Secondary School Teams of 2nd year students from schools across Munster built, programmed and battled their robots last night under the theme ‘robots and the internet of things’ in a bid to become the... Read More
2 March 2016 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork’s rise as an entrepreneurial hub has been further boosted with the opening of Blackstone LaunchPad at UCC, one of only three locations in Ireland to host the entrepreneurship programme. According to Peter Finnegan, the newly-appointed director of Blackstone LaunchPad at UCC, “this is an important development not... Read More
29 February 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ireland’s leading retail wholesaler Musgrave Group, food and beverage company Nestlé and leading consumer goods company Unilever, Cork are three of 30 companies participating in Ireland’s ‘Skills for Work Week’ from today, Monday 29th February to Friday 4th March 2016. Activities will take place in Musgrave Supervalu,... Read More
28 February 2016 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Engineers Week, the annual campaign to inspire the next generation of engineers and excite students about the possibilities a career in engineering can offer, kick-offs in Cork today and runs until next Saturday (March 5th). The week-long series of activities across the country, now in its 10th year,... Read More
25 February 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A new accelerator programme, called SPRINT, was launched today (Thursday) at Gateway UCC by Julie Sinnamon, CEO Enterprise Ireland and UCC VP for Research & Innovation Anita Maguire. Designed to support early stage start-ups, entrepreneurs and UCC-based researchers, the SPRINT Accelerator will focus on commercialisation strategies and... Read More
23 February 2016 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie One in every eight Europeans has Vitamin D deficiency, according to the UCC-based coordinators of the ODIN project. Professors Kevin Cashman and Mairead Kiely at UCC’s Cork Centre for Vitamin D and Nutrition Research report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition this week that the prevalence... Read More