University College Cork (UCC) is committed to being a world-class research-led University that plays a key regional and national role in the development of Ireland’s knowledge-based economy. UCC is one of the premier research institutions in Ireland and, internationally, is ranked in the top three per cent of universities worldwide. Established in 1845 by royal charter, the University has over 17,000 students including 3400 postgraduate students.
The key research strategy of UCC, as outlined in its strategic framework plan 2009-2012, is to create substantial centres of excellence for world-class research in which individual scholars and research groups are given the maximum freedom possible to pursue their investigations. The impact of this strategy and its implementation is reflected in UCC’s success in winning competitive internationally peer-reviewed research contracts (over €85 million in 2008/2009), and by the major contribution of the University in attracting inward investment to Ireland and facilitating significant regional development.
Direct access to the UCC Institutional Repository (CORA) can be found at http://cora.ucc.ie/