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NAME: University College Cork

LOCATION: Cork, Ireland
TYPE OF INSTITUTION: University

Cork, Ireland
Cork, Ireland's second largest city with a population of almost 200,000, is located in the south west of the country and has all the facilities of a modern cosmopolitan city. The city is the principal commercial and banking centre in the South of Ireland. It is a busy, thriving seaport and home to a large number of modern industries.

There is an interesting variety of sporting and cultural interests as well as social activities in the city. Cork people, noted for their friendliness, have a passion for all sports. Music, art, theatre or any form of artistic or cultural expression effortlessly find a home in every corner of the city. Cork has a rich social life and is the centre each year for the international Choral, Film and Jazz festivals. Cork has been designated °»European Capital of Culture°… for 2005.

University College Cork
University College, Cork (UCC) was founded in 1845 and is one of the oldest universities in Ireland. It combines a rich tradition of teaching, research and scholarship. Its degrees, conferred by the National University of Ireland, are internationally recognised.

UCC, awarded the title "Irish University of the Year" in 2003/2004, is Ireland's leading research university. Strategic research areas of national and international importance include Biosciences, Clinical and Oral Health Science; Chemical and Physical Sciences; Food Science and Technology and Food Biotechnology; Microelectronics and Nanoscale Science; Computational and Mathematical Sciences; Information and Communication Technologies; Environmental Sciences; Humanities and Law.

Facilities and Programmes
The University has eight faculties - Arts, Celtic Studies, Commerce, Law, Science, Food Science and Technology, Engineering and Medicine and Health with almost 15,000 students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies. UCC attracts a large number of international students with more than 1,900 students from 75 countries and all five continents currently registered.

At undergraduate level, the University offers some 45 degree programmes and there is a full range of postgraduate degrees (both taught and by research) at the level of Master and Doctor in all faculties. The University also boasts a modern Language Centre offering a wide choice of English Language programmes.

A Growing Campus
A large scale building programme has been embarked upon in response to growth in student numbers and in research activity. As a result the there are now major enhancements in the teaching, research and recreational facilities of the University. A new state-of-the-art, multi-purpose indoor Sports Centre with 25m swimming pool opened in 2001. A modern campus has emerged around the beautiful stone-faced quadrangle, pleasantly combining early and modern architecture along a riverside garden setting close to the city centre. The campus radiates a warm, personal charm, which greatly enhances the learning environment.

GD Links
University College Cork Web Site
About UCC and Cork
International Education Office
Language Centre
Faculties and Departments
UCC Research

Enquiries
Tracy Murphy
International Education Office
University College Cork
Cork, Ireland
Phone: +353 21 4901827
Fax: +353 21 4903118
Contact via E-mail
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