University College Cork – National University of Ireland
School of Nursing and Midwifery
University College Cork (UCC) is an internationally competitive, globally focused, research-led university. It is Ireland’s first five-star University with internationally recognised research in health, science, social sciences and the humanities. The institution is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide based on the quality of its research outputs and peer esteem indicators. UCC is the best-funded research university in Ireland with an R&D investment of €99.9 million in 2016/17, representing a 27% (€21.5 million) increase over the last 5 years. Funding from EU programmes equated to €16.9 million in 2017/17. As of December 2017, UCC researchers had secured 100 Horizon 2020 awards (33 as coordinator and 67 as partner) from an overall total of over 700 applications submitted to the Commission. This equates to a success rate of 14%, versus an EU average of 12%, with a financial drawdown of €52 million since the start of Horizon 2020 in 2014. UCC has a clear research governance framework to support the applicant team and to ensure accountability, transparency and responsibility in the conduct of this research. The School of Nursing and Midwifery has a strong tradition of conducting high quality research and is the leading department in Ireland undertaking research on the nursing workforce. The School’s strategy has a strong commitment to conducting health services research relevant to patient safety and health service reform. UCC as a whole is strong in terms of conducting institutional, national and international collaborations as a strategy to supporting excellence in research.