Cork is a vibrant university city where opportunities to learn, develop and advance are supported by our world class academic institutions.
Hosting over 33,000 students, Cork welcomes, nurtures and celebrates the success of its students. They make a critical contribution to our talent pipeline that is at the heart of innovation and competitiveness for the Cork Region and fuels our position as Ireland’s Second City.
Local, national and international students can immerse themselves in the rich social and cultural experience that adds a new dimension to the experience of Cork. Student life is connected to City as well as County; a true European capital of culture against a backdrop of coast, countryside and charming county towns.
Both University College Cork (UCC) and the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) place a high emphasis on research & development and innovation, providing impactful research outcomes and top-flight graduates for the growing number of overseas, high profile companies located in the region.