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University College Cork (UCC) is a university situated in south-west Ireland. The university has approximately 20,000 full-time students, 2000 part-time students, and 3,000 international students. UCC is one of the leading research institutions in the State and its research income is consistently one of the highest in the country. UCC offers a research-led curriculum that attracts the highest calibre of students, with over 120 degree and professional programmes delivered by 65 academic units based within four Colleges. The University offers higher education qualifications in almost all disciplines from undergraduate honours level right through to post graduate doctoral levels.

UCC is a collegiate university with a long tradition of excellence in research and teaching and is ranked among the top 200 universities in the OS World University Rankings. The University is outward looking and actively engaged in a range of innovative developments in research, teaching and learning. UCC has been involved in many international projects, ranging from Tempus though to involvement in reviews and development activities run by Quality Assurance Agencies across Europe. UCC has a global reputation in the professional development of staff from international universities. The Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching & Learning deliver a suite of fully online accredited programmes in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, and offer professional development opportunities for staff interested in online and blended teaching.

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