University College Cork is situated in south-west Ireland and is a progressive, dynamic university of over 14,500 students.
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The University has a current enrolment of over 12,000 degree candidates. In addition, 2,500 students are enrolled in one or more of the Universitys postgraduate courses. UCCs widely diverse student-body includes over 1,000 international students representing 60-plus countries worldwide. 3,000 people work at UCC.
UCC is Irelands leading research institute. It is the highest research income earner in the Irish state. The University offers an innovative, research-led curriculum, taught by world-class academics who consistently attract a quality student intake. The University's internal research reputation spans all of its faculties where it offers over 120 degree and professional programmes through seven schools and 27 departments.
The University has eight faculties in:
- Celtic Studies
- Food Science and Technology
- Medicine andScience.
University College Cork (UCC) is one of four constituent universities of the federal National University of Ireland.
Founded in 1845, UCC is one of Irelands oldest institutes of higher learning and was originally established as Queens College. At the same time two other Queens Colleges were established in southern and northern Ireland-one in Galway, the other in Belfast.
The original site chosen for the University is believed to have a connection with the patron saint of Cork, St.Finbarr who set up a monastery and school of learning in close proximity to the University. Hence the University motto "Where Finbarr Taught, Let Munster Learn". We would probably have suffixed "...faster", but that's us!
The UCC student experience actively encourages students to balance their pursuit of academic excellence and achievement with involvement in a wide range of social activities.
UCC students have a strong tradition of involvement in the extra-curricular activities offered on campus. The Universities growing network of 114 student Clubs and Societies supports a vibrant student life. Under graduate and post-graduate students can avail of many opportunities to develop their interest and involvement in very wide choice of campus-run and based activities ranging from political clubs, to the Arts to sport.
In 2001, the University opened the UCC Mardyke Arena, its state-of-the-art sports complex with a vast choice of indoor and outdoor sports facilities which currently include swimming pools, saunas, steam rooms, gyms, rugby, soccer and hockey pitches, tennis courts, running track, spectator stands and a caf.
UCC students are represented by an active Students Union. UCC is the only Irish university with an award-winning student-run radio station-Campus Radio, and a student newspaper The University Xpress.
University College Cork
Phone: 353 21 490 3571
Fax: 353 21 490 3233