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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.39
Liaison Maria Kirrane
Submission Date July 20, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 John O'Halloran
Deputy President and Registrar
Office of the Deputy President and Registrar
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
International Development and Food Policy

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The course addresses key challenges in global development including: Poverty and hunger, Agricultural and rural development, Food policy and food systems, Human rights, governance and gender, Health and development, Climate change, Role of international development agencies and non-governmental organisations, Migration and Refugees
It aims to: Develop student's understanding of the multidimensional nature of international development, of cross-disciplinary methods for analysis of key development challenges, equip students with practical skills to address global challenges, ensure students can work effectively as individuals and in team settings


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):

This degree concerns the application of science to planning, design and construction for the benefit of society, while minimising environmental impact.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Ecology and Environmental Biology

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):

This degree addresses such questions as: what controls animal and plant distribution, abundance and biodiversity? How do energy and nutrients move around ecosystems? How do species interact with each other? It also examines the biology of various habitats from marine and freshwater to terrestrial habitats and the soil. It uses the understanding of basic ecological principles and concepts to predict and manage environmental change caused by the human impact on natural ecosystems. It includes subjects such as: Conservation, Pest Control, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Pollution and Ecotoxicology, Resource Management


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
University Wide Module in Sustainability

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:

The university wide module in sustainability is open to all students and can be taken for credit, digital badge or merely for interest.


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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.