• Europe to manufacture ships of the future

    University of Limerick at the heart of EU funded initiative

    A new European research project seeks to revolutionize the shipbuilding sector by replacing steel with composite materials for the construction of more efficient large length ships.

    FIBRESHIP is an ambitious project that will allow for the construction of light commercial vessels, passenger and leisure transport and oceanographic vessels more than 50 meters in length using fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials. It is one of the largest innovation projects funded by the EU with a budget of €11 million, of which €9 million is funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme.

  • Research Integrity Officer Appointed

    Professor Mary O'Sullivan

    Professor Mary O’Sullivan has been appointed as Research Integrity Officer (RIO) for the University of Limerick. This role is an important appointment to ensure UL is positioned to respond to the changing environment through a focus on national and international policy in the area of research governance.

    Reporting to the President, the Research Integrity Officer assists the university to put in place appropriate policies and practices regarding adherence to principles of research integrity. Research integrity relates to the performance of research to the highest standards of professionalism and rigour, and to the accuracy and integrity of the research record in publications and elsewhere.

  • Research & Innovation: How to get more impact?

    The Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union invite you to take this survey regarding the importance of research and innovation in Europe. As Estonia takes up its leadership role, it will release a Call for Action to increase the impact and societal value of European Research Excellence.

    The aim of the survey is to gather the views of key scientists, financiers, journalists, corporate executives, academics and policy makers. The survey should take no longer than 5 minutes and will inform the Tallinn Call for Action to be released at the Presidency’s Research Conference in Tallinn on 12 October 2017. Results will be anonymous.

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  • SSPC's annual workshop offers exemplary professional development for teachers

    The annual workshop for educators, hosted by Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC) and the Dept. of Chemical Sciences, was held in the University of Limerick (UL) recently. The workshop is designed to encourage science teachers to become more confident with chemical demonstrations and brings effective learning strategies to the classroom.

  • Unique international workshop on materials characterisation held at UL

    Prof Eiichia Fukada, Kobayasi Institute of Physical Research, Tokyo and Prof Tewfik Soulimane, Director MOSAIC Research Group

    A unique international workshop on materials characterisation was recently held at UL. Hosted by the Modelling Simulation And Innovative Characterisation (MOSAIC) research group at the Bernal Institute, the workshop ‘Frontiers in Materials Characterisation towards Industrial Translation (FRIMACHAT), is a joint undertaking with the European Materials Characterisation Council (EMCC) supported by Science Foundation Ireland and local industry including Analog Devices International, BorgWarnerBeru Systems and Spectrum Instruments Limited. 

  • Nexus Innovation Centre marks 5 years in business and over 300 jobs created

    John McMahon, Nexus Advisory Board, Minister John Halligan, Dr Mary Shire, VP Research, Gert O'Rourke, Nexus UL

    Building entrepreneurs –student spin-out success with over 68% of companies founded by UL graduates

    Nexus Innovation Centre at the University of Limerick marked its fifth year in business with the launch of its annual report by Minister for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development John Halligan, T.D. Since its establishment, Nexus has supported 76 start-up companies, employing over 310 people.

  • New Technology Transfer Marketing and Communications Officer

    Simone Power joins University of Limerick’s Technology Transfer Office as Technology Transfer Marketing and Communication’s Officer.

    With Enterprise Ireland support under the Technology Transfer Initiative phase three, the UL Technology Transfer Office has added a new staff member. Simone graduated from the University of Limerick with a Degree in Marketing and has over six years’ experience in the marketing industry.

    In her role within the TTO, Simone will be working closely with external stakeholders to capture impact, document outcomes and create a positive narrative around knowledge transfer and industry-academia research collaboration activities.

  • Independent top advisors call for increased EU investment in research and innovation

    Europe must capitalise better on the knowledge it produces, and turn its innovation potential into economic growth. Research and innovation should be prioritised in EU and national budgets, with a doubling of the budget of the successor to Horizon 2020, the current EU research and innovation programme. And it should involve citizens in addressing global challenges through broadly mobilising innovation missions.