• Why involve the public and patients in research?

    Anne MacFarlane, Professor of Primary Healthcare Research at the Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick and member of UL’s Health Research Institute talks about her research in the area of Public and Patient Involvement in Research, specifically participatory health research with socially excluded communities.


  • Tech centres bridging the gap between research and industry

    With joint Enterprise Ireland and IDA sponsorship, companies are benefiting from R&D

    For the past five years Irish-based companies have benefited from market-focused strategic research and development carried out by a network of technology centres jointly sponsored by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland. The centres allow Irish companies and multinationals to work together on R&D projects in collaboration with research institutions.

  • Three new Marie Curie Fellows set to join University of Limerick

    Dr Mehakpreet Singh & Dr Ibrahim Saana Aminu, Bernal Institute
    Dr Arash Kia, Kemmy Business School

    The University of Limerick is set to welcome three new Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Fellows in 2019 with two more on the reserve list. Marie Skłodowska-Curie International Fellowships have been awarded to;

  • Master Class for 2019 Marie Skłodowska-Cure Individual Fellowships applicants

    The University of Limerick invites MSCA-IF applicants to join our free MSCA Master Class on 28-29 May 2019.

    These interactive training days focus on proposal preparation for the 2019 Marie Skłodowska-Cure Individual Fellowships call. The MSCA Masterclass is open to eligible applicants who plan to submit a proposal for the 2019 call with University of Limerick as their future Host Institution and who have the support of a UL University supervisor. Researchers currently working at UL and who want to apply for a MSCA Global Fellowship are also welcome.

  • SSPC to partner with Schools of Pharmacy in the UK

    SSPC, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Pharmaceutical Research Centre, hosted by UL, has won new funding under the EPSRC-SFI Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) Partnership programme.

    Announced by Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD, an investment of approximately €39 million to support the involvement of SFI Research Centres in seven new joint Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs). The awards have been made under a new partnership between Science Foundation Ireland and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), which is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

  • UL Submarine Robot Investigates Historical WWI Ship Wrecks

    Engineers from CRIS (Centre for Robotics and Intelligent Systems) at UL and MaREI (Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland) have investigated a series of unknown shipwrecks off the west coast of Ireland. A team of researchers led by chief scientist Dr Gerard Dooly, (UL), aboard the Research Vessel Celtic Explorer used a new automated underwater vehicle, ROV Étáin to carry out the surveys in highly challenging environments.

  • Health Research Regulations 2018

    A set of health research regulations were published as a section of Data Protection legislation following the introduction of GDPR in 2018. Published in 2018, these regulations outline how personal data should be processed and managed in the carrying out of health research; define health research for the purposes of the legislation; describe how to obtain a “consent declaration” for health research already underway; along with some other responsibilities.

  • UL confers awards on 1,715 graduates at Winter ceremonies

    UL, celebrated the graduation of 1,715 students in total across its four faculties as it held its annual Winter Conferring Ceremonies.  Included in this are 67 students who will be conferred with PhD awards.

    Among the graduates were Dr Sindy Joyce, Mincéir (Traveller); human rights activist, and doctoral graduate of the Department of Sociology, University of Limerick.  Dr Joyce is the first Mincéir in Ireland to graduate with a PhD.