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University College Cork, National University of Ireland​

Publié le 7 juin 2017


University College Cork (UCC) is a world-class research-led University that plays a key regional and national role in the development of Ireland's knowledge-based economy. UCC is one of the premier research institutions in Ireland and, internationally, is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide -- in the QS World University Rankings 2011, UCC was placed 181st in the world, up 3 places relative to 2010. Established in 1845 by royal charter, the University has four colleges, Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences; Business and Law; Science, Engineering and Food Science; and Medicine and Health -- supporting approx. 20,000 students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

UCC has a long and proud tradition in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) education dating back almost a century. George Boole (1815-1864), the father of Boolean Algebra, a fundamental theory for modern electronic computing and engineering served as Professor at UCC. Today, graduates and academic members of the department continue to contribute worldwide to advancing electrical technologies and are highly regarded by employers and scholars across the globe.

EEE at UCC participated in a large number of collaborative projects funded by the Irish government and EU. In the field of digital communications, UCC has contributed in many collaborative projects (both national and international). The most recent FP7 project is in the area of wireless sensor networks (Genesi: green sensors for structural health monitoring). Faculty from EEE department are founding academic members of the Science Foundation Ireland funded Claude Shannon Institute for Discrete Mathematics, Coding and Cryptography. In the field of circuit design and microelectronics, UCC has a long tradition and it is home to the well-known Tyndall National Institute which incorporates the Microelectronics Competency Centre (MCCI).