The University of Limerick (UL) with over 17,500 students and 1,800 staff is an energetic and enterprising institution with a proud record of innovation and excellence in education, research and scholarship.
UL is renowned for providing an outstanding student experience and employability and conducting leading edge research. UL is committed to the development and implementation of a holistic approach to sustainable development, in partnership with the communities we serve, locally and regionally and in our national and international alliances. Our aim is to enable our students, graduates and staff as ‘active citizens’ who contribute to the well-being and future of our planet.
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. The Kemmy Business School is recognised as one of the top 1% of business schools in the world, placing a premium on creating an effective learning environment that encourages students to acquire management skills, whilst also instilling a sense of global responsibility.
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.
Our responsive research community are 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. Our 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 Ireland and beyond. Our research addresses areas of importance to our society such as education, languages, creativity, healthcare, complexity in contemporary and historical contexts, and social inclusion and has significant impact on sectors that are vital to our economy such as pharmaceuticals, med-tech, software, food, communications, energy, finance, and the public sector.
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 more than 3,000 people.
For more information, please visit UL’s website