• Lero chief is first Irish president of Association for Information Systems

    Professor Brian Fitzgerald, director of Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, has been elected president of the international Association for Information Systems (AIS). He is the first Irish person to be elected to the role and will serve a three-year term.

    Headquartered in Atlanta, USA, the AIS is a global professional association for individuals and organisations who lead the research, teaching, practice and study of information systems worldwide. It comprises almost 5,000 members globally and runs four international conferences annually.

  • UL ranks 35th globally in first ever Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings

    THE University of Limerick has ranked 35th globally in the first ever Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings and first in Ireland for gender equality.

    The unique ranking is designed to measure the impact of an academic institution on society, based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

    UL is ranked 35th overall in the 2019 list, published this Wednesday by Times Higher Education (THE), which is the data provider underpinning university excellence in every continent across the world.

  • Record turnout for 6th Annual AICUR (All Ireland Conference for Undergraduate Research)

    This year’s All Ireland Conference for Undergraduate Research (AICUR) had its highest numbers of undergraduate research participants to date, and took place in the Kemmy Business School, UL on 28th March, 2019.

    The keynote speech for the 6th annual event was delivered by Seamus Hickey. Seamus was part of the 2018 Limerick All-Ireland winning senior hurling team, is Chair of the Gaelic Players Association (GPA), and is a UL alumnus. Seamus successfully defended his PhD thesis from UL in 2018 and works as the Research Projects Coordinator for Johnson & Johnson.

  • Irish universities contribute €8.89 billion to national economy every year

    THE Irish economy benefitted by €8.9 billion last year from Ireland’s seven universities newly published research has confirmed.

    The first ever socio-economic impact research undertaken on the role universities play in the economy and society has been carried out by Indecon Research Economists who were appointed by the Irish Universities Association, following a competitive tender process, to cover the combined impact of the seven universities represented by the IUA – University of Limerick, Dublin City University, Maynooth University, NUI Galway, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin.