The economic and societal impact of University College Cork
Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Located in the heart of Cork city, University College Cork has been the comprehensive university of the south of Ireland since 1845. Today, UCC is a globally-oriented, research-led university with more than 22,000 students and more than 3,000 staff (Anon, 2021). It is the greenest university in Ireland, currently ranked 8th in the world and 1st in Ireland for its success in delivering on sustainability goals. Reaching into the community, both locally and globally, there are many educational, financial, developmental, medical, societal and cultural benefits to having a leading-edge, world-class university in the region. In the same way that UCC’s role in society and the community has developed over the past 176 years (Galvin et al., 2017), the University has also become engrained economically in Ireland and the Southwest.
Read before the Society on 16th December 2021 at the Symposium: ‘Societal Impact of our Universities’
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O'Halloran, J., Hutchinson, M. and Hogan, D. (2022) 'The economic and societal impact of University College Cork', Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, LI (2021/22), pp. 26-30.