Schools of learning have long been part of Cork
since the sixth century. The city now has 63
primary schools,31 secondary schools, 1
university and 1 regional technical college.
College Cork (UCC) was founded as
Queen's College, Cork in 1845 and was opened to
students in 1849. UCC is an international
institution with over 10,800 students in
attendance. Faculties are Arts, Celtic Studies,
Commerce, Law, Medicine (including Dentistry),
Engineering, Science, Food Science and
Technology. The College attracts students from
all over the world, over 54 countries are
represented on campus, thus contributing to the
cultural richness of the University.
(0)21 2766871 http://www.ucc.ie
Institute of Technology (CIT) is one of
the largest and longest established third level,
technological education institutions in Ireland.
Incorporating the Crawford College of Art and
Design and the Cork School of Music, the
Institute offers education in Art, Engineering,
Business Studies, Science, Music, Computing and
the Humanities. CIT has over 5,000 full-time and
6,000 part-time students.
TEL (353) (0)21
of Cork Vocational Education Committee
is responsible for Further and Adult education
for 3,200 students each year in four teaching
colleges, providing everyone with the opportunity
to have a higher level of education.
- the Training and Employment Authority offers
training to meet the demands of industry and
impacts the lives of some 10,000 people through a
range of labour market driven training programmes
and community based projects.
TEL (353) (0)21 544377
The Irish Institute of Performing Arts
is affiliated with the London College of Music & Media offering an
excellent curriculum for speech and drama, music and dance with assistance for
careers on the stage, in film, television and commercials. All ages and
professional grades catered for.
TEL (353) (0)21 321145