Founded in 1845, University College Cork is an internationally recognised institution that combines a rich tradition of teaching, research and scholarship. UCC is unrivalled in the quality of its academics, providing a full range of internationally recognised programmes across all disciplines. UCC researchers work at the leading edge of high-impact academic scholarship, innovation, commercialisation, and industry collaboration. Home to over 20,000 students, including around 3,300 international students from over 100 countries, UCC offers 120 degree and professional programmes across its 4 colleges. The school is renowned for its academics and multitude of high level research facilities, however, a key part of its identity is its work on sustainable development. The Universitas Indonesia (UI) Greenmetric World University Ranking awarded UCC a second in the world ranking for the second year in a row in 2015 for its efforts in the area of sustainability, with 360 universities from 62 countries ranked overall.
UCC’s vibrant and modern campus is located in picturesque Cork, where students can combine heritage and a contemporary lifestyle. It offers students all the advantages of a bustling, vibrant and cosmopolitan city. Cork is permeated with parks, galleries, shops, restaurants, theatres and historical buildings so students are never short of recreational options. The city and university work well together in providing students with a rich academic and extra-curricular experience. It’s the perfect environment to succeed and excel.