University College Cork (UCC)

Student Services and Facilities

Disability support

  • A full range of support services as befitting a leading international university. Please visit UCC's website for details.

Students' Union

  • An energetic and professional student representative body supporting a wide range of activities.


  • University College Cork (UCC) was founded in 1845 as one of three Queen’s Colleges established in the reign of Queen Victoria, and named after her.
  • Queen's College, Cork (QCC) was created to provide access to higher education in the Irish province of Munster.
  • In 1908 the National University of Ireland (NUI) was established, of which the former Queen's College, Cork (QCC), now University College Cork (UCC) was a founding member.
  • The Universities Act (1997) established UCC as an independent constituent university of the National University of Ireland.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • George Boole – Professor of Mathematics, best known for his invention of Boolean Algebra in 1854, the basis of the digital economy.
  • Seamus Davis – Professor of Physics at Cornell University, world leader in low temperature physics research.
  • Paul Whelton – President & Chief Executive Loyola University Health System.
  • Liam McKechnie – Irish Supreme Court Judge.
  • Patrick Coveney – CEO Greencore PLC.
  • Ronan O'Gara BA – Irish/Munster and Lions rugby player.


International Education Office, University College Cork, College Road , Co. Cork, Ireland