University College Cork
University College Cork (UCC) is one of the premier research institutions in Ireland. As Ireland’s first five-star university (QS), UCC is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide based on the quality of its research output and peer esteem. In 2010, UCC was the first third level education institute worldwide to receive the Green Campus award. In 2013, it became the first third level institute to hold a Green Flag award, and in 2016 successfully renewed its Green Flag award. UCC in involved in the lecturing of tracks A and B in semester 1 in modules 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
UCC has a strong track record in H2020; as of September 2017, UCC researchers secured 98 H2020 projects (32 as coordinator) representing a financial drawdown of €50.5M.The Environmental Research Institute (ERI) is a flagship research Institute at UCC that carries out interdisciplinary research in the broad Environmental, Marine and Energy area. ERI has a total of 355 researchers (including 64 PIs and 65 postgraduate students). The ERI is the host institute for MaREI – the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine; researchers at MaREI work across the marine, renewable energy and marine renewable energy areas. Researchers in MaREI have over 20 years of experience leading and participating in European, International and national research projects. MaREI has led and continues to lead a number of EU projects; for example, the following H2020 projects: Marine Investment in the Blue Economy (MARIBE; 2014-16), Marine Renewable Infrastructure Network for Enhancing Technologies 2 (MARINET2; 2017-21), Marine Renewable Energy Research Infrastructure (Marinerg-I; 2017-19), and Multiple Use of Space for Island Clean Autonomy (MUSICA; 2020-24).
[last update = 02/01/2022]