UCC was established in 1845 as one of three Queen’s Colleges - at Cork, Galway and Belfast. These new colleges were established in the reign of Queen Victoria, and named after her.
Since 1908, UCC has grown - from 115 students to over 20,000, from one building to dozens, from less than 20 staff to more than 1,600 today. Since 1997, we have become a university in our own right within the NUI, but we retain the UCC name as part of our heritage of learning since 1845.
University College Cork (UCC) belongs to the top 300 universities in the world and the top 150 universities in Europe.
(in the world)
|Times Higher Education World University Rankings||2022||251||125|
|Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities||2022||301||111|
|QS World University Rankings||2023||303||126|