Public Education and Research Institution, Ireland
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. It is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide. The Environmental Research Institute was established as an interdisciplinary research institute in 2000 to facilitate and support environmental, marine and energy based research at University College Cork, Ireland. The Institute brings together expertise in the biological, chemical and environmental sciences as well as environmental engineering, energy and environmental law. The aims of the Institute are to foster collaborative, multidisciplinary environmental based research through a number of key research thematic areas, to train postgraduate research students for careers in the environmental sciences and engineering and to facilitate the transfer of technology to industry.