Cork University Business School - CUBS

University College Cork welcomes the award of €25 million in funding under the Higher Education Strategic Infrastructure Fund (HESIF) scheme for capital investment within Project Ireland 2040. The funding has been allocated to UCC to develop a Cork University Business School in the heart of Cork City. UCC’s ambition to develop a new, state-of-the-art home for Cork University Business School is considered a great development for UCC, for Cork City and for the future generations of students, families and employers who will benefit locally, nationally and internationally. 

Cork University Business School will be located in the centre of Cork City between Copley Street and South Terrace, fronting to Union Quay. The move to the centre of Cork City will position Cork University Business School at the heart of the business district, enhancing the social and economic fabric of the city and region. 

Cork University Business School was established in December 2014 when four individual business related departments and 10 business related research centres within UCC were brought together and commenced to be recognised collectively as CUBS. At present CUBS does not have a dedicated building to facilitate all of its departments and research centres. Instead, its staff and students are dispersed at locations within the UCC campus and a number of its research centres are located in Cork City centre. The combined total of the current space for the business school is c. 4,934m². 

The new CUBS building will be at the centre of UCC’s commitment to delivering a world class experience to our students, faculty and business. It will enable CUBS to further develop its recognised strengths through the expansion of its undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education offerings which will offer the most cutting edge technology required for business education. It is expected that the new building will provide 19,960m² of space and will accommodate 4000 students and 200 staff.

By bringing together the previously dispersed departments, programmes and activities, the CUBS building will provide space to enable students and faculty to take part in cross-departmental activities which will impact on progression, success and employability. The new CUBS building will also offer a hub for local, national and international business to engage with our students.

Project Team

Tim Cronin - Capital Projects Officer, UCC


Definitive project brief is currently being developed. 


For more information please contact Tim Cronin, Capital Projects Officer @


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