Community - Academic Research Links, CARL
Your University - Your Research: Linking Higher Education research with community groups through innovative projects
How many people in the community feel that they can connect with what is going on inside the walls of our third level institutions? What happens to all these projects that students pursue in order to obtain their degrees and advance their careers? Do they gather dust in the archives never to be looked at again? Does the research really matter to anyone else except the student?
University College Cork is one of the first Irish third-level institutions to address these questions by initiating a pilot project called Community - Academic Research Links, CARL, where students and community partners collaborate on research projects to address issues posed by the community partners.