The University of Limerick (UL) with over 16,300 students and 1,700 staff is an energetic and enterprising institution with a proud record of innovation and excellence in education, research and scholarship. The dynamic, entrepreneurial and pioneering values which drive its mission and strategy ensure UL to capitalise on local, national and international engagement and connectivity.
UL is renowned for providing an outstanding student experience and employability and conducting leading edge research. At the heart of its DNA is a strong focus on tackling real world problems. Its responsive community is taking on global challenges including affordable and clean energy, sustainable cities and communities, climate action and public health while also responding to the COVID-19 challenge.
Programmes are offered across a wide range of disciplines, including arts, business, engineering and construction, health and medicine, information and communication technology, law, mathematics and natural sciences. UL has many marketing-leading programmes and several which are unique in Ireland. UL pioneered the concept of Cooperative Education in Ireland, placing more than 2,000 students in paid and semi-paid work placements annually, with 30% of undergraduates placed on international placements. UL has one of the highest graduate employability rates at 97%, and offers an array (>50) of continuous professional education programmes.
The research focus is characterised by the convergence of discrete disciplines working together to achieve fundamental breakthroughs whilst ensuring research is rapidly translated into economic and social impacts for society. UL’s research addresses areas of importance to society such as education, languages, healthcare and social inclusion and has significant impact on sectors that are vital to our economy such as pharmaceuticals, med-tech, software, food, communications and energy. UL is at the heart of Ireland’s mission to nurture and attract talent and generate new knowledge. It has research collaborations with over 1900 partners across 107 countries and has forged over 200+ research collaborations with industry.
UL is home to the Nexus Innovation Centre which supports spin-out activity in the region, and is central to the UL Enterprise Corridor which hosts leading R&D companies such as Johnson & Johnson. Adjacent to the University is the National Technology Park (NTP), Ireland’s first science/technology park (263 hectares), which is home to over 80 organisations employing over 3,000 people.
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