UL-based Lero secures €6 million in research funding from Huawei

Lero Director, Professor Brian Fitzgerald and Puneet Saidha, Acting Vice President Research, University of Limerick along with Frank Du, President of Huawei Sweden Research Centre, planting a Ginkgo tree outside the Lero offices in University of Limerick to mark the announcement of the research funding Picture: Alan Place

Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software based at University of Limerick, has secured a €6 million investment from Huawei to fund a research programme aimed at improving the reliability of software applications.

The investment funding is in joint cooperation with Huawei's Research Centre in Ireland and Sweden.

Ground-breaking UL research focuses on tackling anti-social behaviour in Dublin South Central

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A new research report and connected strategy carried out by a University of Limerick academic identifies the nature and reach of key criminal networks within Dublin South Central and documents the intimidation, stress and fear that pockets of communities living in the areas most connected to the networks are experiencing.

The research, called Building Community Resilience, was carried out by Dr Johnny Connolly of the Centre for Crime, Justice and Victim Studies, School of Law, University of Limerick. It was launched this Wednesday in Dublin.

University of Limerick research features in first edition of Gray’s Surgical Anatomy

Pictured at the library in the Clinical Education and Research Centre, UHL, were Dara Walsh, Prof John Calvin Coffey and UL GEMS third year medical students Olwyn Conlon, Ross Book and Sophie Sabherwal

A pioneering surgeon and medical illustrator based at University of Limerick are among the contributors to the first edition of Gray’s Surgical Anatomy.

Prof John Calvin Coffey, Foundation Chair of Surgery, Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, UL Hospitals Group, made global headlines in late 2016 when he led a team of researchers in reclassifying part of the human digestive system known as the mesentery as a new organ.

Minister cuts the ribbon on ‘world class educational and research facility’ at UHL

Prof Rachel Msetfi, Dean Education and Health Sciences, UL, Dr Eoin Noctor, Consultant Endocrinologist, UL Hospitals Group, Prof Paul Burke, Chief Academic Officer, UL Hospitals Group and Vice Dean Education and Health Sciences UL and Miriam McCarthy, Manager Health Sciences Academy, pictured at the official opening of the Clinical Education & Research Centre and launch of the Health Sciences Academy at University Hospital Limerick Pictures: Alan Place.

Report by University of Limerick researchers shows State ‘failing to meet obligations’ on hate crime

Dr Jennifer Schweppe of the Hate and Hostility Research Group (HHRG) at University of Limerick

A report by researchers based at University of Limerick presented to a United Nations Committee has said that the Irish State is failing to meet its obligations in relation to hate crime.

The Hate and Hostility Research Group (HHRG) at University of Limerick (UL) was asked by the Coalition Against Hate Crime to write an alternative report for the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) on the issue of hate crime and related matters.

Research Week 2019 launch

Dr Puneet Saidha, Dr Martina Fitzgerald, Prof Kerstin Mey

Research Week 2019 was officially launched this morning Monday 2nd December in the Glucksman Library by Professor Kerstin Mey, Vice President Academic Affairs and Student Engagement at the University of Limerick. Prof Mey launched the event to the backdrop of a poster exhibition of research from UL which supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the theme of this year's Research Week. 

New UL-led project could dramatically reduce risk of error in certain cancer treatments

Principal investigator Dr Sinéad O’Keeffe, a Royal Society – Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellow

A new project led by researchers at University of Limerick has the potential to dramatically reduce the risk of error in the treatment of prostate and gynaecological cancer.

The Origin project, of which UL is the coordinating organisation, aims to deliver more effective, photonics-enabled, brachytherapy cancer treatment through advanced real-time radiation dose imaging and source localisation.

University of Limerick researchers putting mental practice to golfing performance test

Putting their research to the test on Ballyneety Golf Course, Co Limerick were researchers Eoghan McNeill, Dr Adam Toth, Niall Ramsbottom and Dr Mark Campbell Picture: Alan Place.

Research carried out at University of Limerick has lended support to Arnold Palmer’s famous assertion that golf is “predominantly played in the six inches between the ears”.

According to research by Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software hosted at UL and University researchers, kinaesthetic ability, which is an individual’s ability to feel an action without actually performing it, may improve their golf game.

Master Class for 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Cure Individual Fellowships applicants

The University of Limerick invites MSCA-IF applicants to join our free MSCA Master Class on 9-10 June 2020.

This event will provide two days of training on proposal preparation for the 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Cure Individual Fellowships call for selected participants. The MSCA Masterclass is open to eligible applicants who plan to submit a proposal for the 2020 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.

New material developed at University of Limerick could ‘help solve global water crisis’

Professor Michael Zaworotko, Bernal Chair of Crystal Engineering and Science Foundation of Ireland Research Professor

A revolutionary new material developed at University of Limerick could “help solve the global water crisis” by producing water from air, even in the most remote of locations.

Professor Michael Zaworotko, Bernal Chair of Crystal Engineering and Science Foundation of Ireland Research Professor at University of Limerick’s Bernal Institute, has developed the crystalline material after decades of research.