University College Cork Information
University College Cork (Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh), or UCC, is one of the constituent universities of the National University of Ireland. It was given the University of the Year for Ireland award for the years 2003-2004 and 2005-2006. It is currently ranked as the 226th best in the world by the times.
UCC was founded as Queen’s College, Cork through a law which gave Queen Victoria the power to establish new colleges to advance the education system in Ireland. The college was incorporated together with two other colleges in Belfast and Galway on December the 30th 1845. It opened four years later, in 1849, with one hundred and eighty one students and twenty three professors. In 1850, it became a constituent of the Queen’s University of Ireland.
UCC’s original site was thought to have a connection with Cork’s patron saint, Saint Finbarr; this is shown on the school’s motto: “Where Finbarr Taught, Let Munster Learn”. The first buildings included the Tudor gothic quadrangle which was designed by Woodward and Deane. The buildings for medicine were constructed in the mid to late nineteenth century.
In 1908 the National University of Ireland, which consisted of three colleges in Cork, Dublin and Galway, was established. Queen’s College, Cork was given a university college status and was renamed to University College Cork.
The University College Cork has more than one hundred and twenty professional or degree courses; these are offered through its four faculties: Business and Law; Engineering and Food Science; Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Science; and Medicine and Health and, Science. It also houses the Irish Institute of Chinese Studies, which received the European Awards for Languages in 2008. The department allows the study of Chinese language and culture in the context of both commerce and of the arts.
Some of the University’s notable alumni include rugby players Ronan O’Gara and Moss Keane; Gaelic Footballers Maurice Fitzgerald, Billy Morgan and Seamus Moynihan; novelist William Wall; poets Greg Delanty and Thomas McCarthy; journalists Eoghan Harris and Brendan O’Connor; and many others.
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University College Cork Rankings and Quick Facts
Motto: Where Finbarr Taught Let Munster Learn.
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403 to 510
|European Rank (Jiaotong)||
173 to 208
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