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University College Cork (Ireland)

University College Cork is situated in southwest Ireland and was founded as a Queens College in 1845. The university has 19,269 full-time students (2009/10). The University has an enrolment of 12,578 undergraduate students and 3,663 at postgraduate level. There are 1,040 visiting students and 1,988 participating in Adult Education courses. UCCs widely diverse student-body includes 2,400 international students representing 98 nationalities worldwide. 2,859 people work at UCC, of whom 1,665 are academic and research staff.

UCC is one of the leading research institutions in the State and its research income is consistently one of the highest in the country. The university offers a research-led curriculum that attracts the highest calibre of students. The university has over 120 degree and professional programmes given through some 60 departments. The university has four Colleges in: Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences; Business & Law; Medicine & Health and Science, Engineering and Food Science. The department of Food Business and Development.

The Department of Food Business and Development offers a range of postgraduate courses, either taught or research based programmes that can lead to Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters and Doctoral Degrees. The Department of Food Business and Development is a leader in research and teaching in all aspects of the food supply chain, from farm to consumer. The Department staffs conduct research in Food Business, Co-operative Business, Rural Development and International Development. All aspects of the Food Chain, from farm to consumer, are researched, including food safety issues.

UCC students have a strong tradition of involvement in the extra-curricular activities offered on campus. The University's growing networks of 114 student clubs and societies supports a vibrant student life. Under graduate and post-graduate students can avail of many opportunities to develop their interest and involvement in very wide choice of campus-run and based activities ranging from political clubs, to the Arts to sport. In 2001, the University opened the UCC Mardyke Arena, its state-of-the-art sports complex with a vast choice of indoor and outdoor sports facilities which currently include swimming pools, saunas, steam rooms, gyms, rugby, soccer and hockey pitches, tennis courts, running track, spectator stands and a café.