Research and Development

Research and Development 1

Cork is a vibrant university city where opportunities to learn, develop and advance are supported by world class academic and research institutions.

Both University College Cork (UCC) and the Munster Technological University (MTU) 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.

Hosting over 33,000 students, Cork welcomes, nurtures and celebrates the success of its students. The student make a critical contribution to the talent pipeline that is at the heart of innovation and competitiveness for the Cork region and fuels Cork's position as Ireland's second city.


Research is firmly embedded in Cork’s DNA and is hosted in globally recognised research centres such as the Tyndall National Institute and the Nimbus Centre. The region is also home to several research centres of excellence supported by Science Foundation Ireland.