University College Cork
Established in 1849, University College Cork is an award-winning institution with a history of independent thinking stretching back over 170 years. It is proud to be ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world and has a student population of over 21,000 out of which more than 3,000 are international from over 104 countries. A degree from University College Cork ensures its international graduates are ‘World Ready and Work Ready’. It is unrivalled in the quality of academic programmes and research, the beauty of its campus and its vibrant student life.
The university has number of subjects that feature in the top tier of QS rankings, which includes areas such as Archaeology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science & Information Systems, Education, English Language & Literature, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Modern Languages, Nursing and Midwifery, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Physics and Astronomy, and Sociology.
University College Cork has a strong tradition of community engagement with excellent student experience and has more than 59 Sports Clubs and over 78 active student societies. The university’s Mardyke Arena consists of a 25m swimming pool, international sized basketball court, dressing rooms, climbing wall and an external viewing gallery over a recently installed indoor and outdoor running track. It is a landmark university sports and leisure facility purpose built on the existing campus sports grounds. Other facilities also include a multi-purpose sports hall, state of the art gym’s and associated admin, office, restaurant and support facilities.
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