University College Cork, UCC
University College Cork
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The University College Cork is situated in south-west Ireland and was established in 1845 as one of three Queen’s Colleges at Cork, Galway and Belfast. Today the university has over 18,000 students - of which there are over 12,000 undergraduate degree candidates. This student base is supported by 2,747 staff - of which 762 are faculty. There are 1153 non academic staff and 832 research staff. The university is one of Ireland's leading research institutes, with the highest research income in the state.
The Environmental Research Institute (ERI) was established in 2000 through the Higher Education Authority (HEA) Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions Cycle 2 (2000-2003). The mission of the Institute is to support environmental research and education at UCC. The Institute aims to foster collaborative, multidisciplinary environmental based research; facilitate the development of a number of key research thematic areas; train post-graduate research students for careers in the environmental sciences and engineering and finally, where possible, to facilitate the transfer of technology to industry. The ERI brings together expertise in the biological, chemical and environmental sciences as well as environmental engineering, energy and environmental law.
Contact: Alan Dobson