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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
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 9.96 / 12.00 John O'Halloran
Deputy President and Registrar
Office of the Deputy President and Registrar
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
940

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
137

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
14.57

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
31

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
16

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
51.61

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
The institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
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A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory (including the types of faculty and staff included as researchers):

Research staff at the level of postdoc or above were included in this inventory. Total headcount obtained from Research Office. Headcount of researchers involved in Sustainability taken from Environmental Research Institute list of PIs and Postdocs.
31 "departments" refer to schools in UCC (28) and the three research institutes that employ researchers outside of the "school" system (APC, ERI and Tyndall).


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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.