UL to lead collaboration to deliver new Masters in Digital Health Transformation

Prof. Martin Curley, Chair of the Digital Academy Forum, Dr. Colm Henry, HSE’s Chief Clinical Officer, Prof Ann Ledwith, Dean of Graduate & Professional Studies at UL and Dr. Michael Harty, Chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee

University of Limerick is to lead a collaboration that will deliver a unique new Masters to train digital leaders in the health service.

The new MSc in Digital Health Transformation has been hailed as a “step forward for digital innovation in the Irish Healthcare system”.

Three UL researchers among inaugural Lero Director’s Prize winners

Three researchers at UL were among nine winners of the inaugural Lero Director’s Prizes, recognising their achievements and contribution to the Science Foundation Ireland centre’s success.

Professor Brian Fitzgerald, director of Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre which is based at UL, made the presentations at the annual Lero Summit in Athlone.

A total of nine prizes were awarded across five categories including research excellence, entrepreneurship, education and public engagement, diversity and inclusion and outstanding service to Lero.

UL researcher joins European digital ethics expert group

Dr Martin Mullins, Head of Department of Accounting and Finance at UL’s Kemmy Business School

A University of Limerick academic has been appointed to a new European expert group tasked with developing a set of principles of digital responsibility in the insurance sector.

Dr Martin Mullins, Head of Department of Accounting and Finance at UL’s Kemmy Business School and a researcher in Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre based at UL, was selected by the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) to join its Consultative Expert Group on Digital Ethics.

‘New phase’ for UL’s Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre after €5m funding

Pat Macken, Chair, PMTC, Darren Whitaker, Perceptive Engineering Limited and Sarah Hayes, Director, PMTC at the Knowledge Day

The Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre at University of Limerick’s Bernal Institute is embarking on a ‘new phase’ after securing €5m in funding.

One of the leading state funded, industry informed research centres providing advanced technology solutions for the pharma-sector, PMTC has appointed a new director and will expand its research focus to include data analytics as it launches ‘PMTC Phase 2’ following confirmation of funding from Enterprise Ireland, with support from IDA Ireland.

Gout ‘more than doubles’ risk of kidney failure, according to UL led research study

Professor Austin Stack, Foundation Chair of Medicine at UL GEMS who is lead author of the study and Principal Investigator for the UL Kidney Health Consortium at the Health Research Institute and Consultant Nephrologist at UL Hospitals

Patients with gout are at increased risk of chronic kidney disease and kidney failure, according to new University of Limerick led research.

Lero opens Ireland’s first esports research lab at UL

Pictured at the Lero esports science research lab in University of Limerick are, from left, software lead Prof Conor Ryan, postgraduate researcher Yueying Gong, and lab director Dr Mark Campbell

Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre based at University of Limerick, has opened Ireland’s first esports research lab.

The new lab is located in UL at the headquarters of Lero, a world-leading SFI research centre. Lero researchers at UL will conduct studies designed to boost performance of international amateur and professional esports players.

UL’s Kemmy Business School awarded prestigious international accreditation

KBS Dean Professor Philip O'Regan

University of Limerick’s Kemmy Business School has been awarded a prestigious global accreditation, joining the top 5% of international business schools recognised by AACSB – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The Kemmy Business School (KBS) at UL has been recognised by AACSB International for demonstrating excellence in teaching, research, curriculum development and student learning.

AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools with its accreditation being the hallmark of excellence in business education and UL joins UCD and DCU in receiving the AACSB endorsement among Irish institutions.

California delegation hears story of economic recovery on visit to UL

UL Deputy President, Chief Operating Officer and Registrar Gerry O'Brien, California State Senator Susan Rubio and Dr Eoin Hinchy, Bernal Institute, UL, during the tour at the Bernal Institute Picture: Alan Place

A delegation of California state legislators and industry leaders have visited University of Limerick to hear about the region’s “exceptional” economic recovery.

The group was welcomed to the Bernal Institute at UL by Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan and UL Deputy President, Chief Operating Officer and Registrar Gerry O’Brien.

Irish Research Council 2019 Researcher of the Year awards

Pictured L-R: Professor Jane Ohlmeyer (Chair), Dr Martin O'Halloran (2017 Researcher of the Year) and Dr Paola Rivetti (2017 Early-Career Researcher of the Year)

The call for nominations for the Irish Research Council 2019 Researcher of the Year awards is now open. The competition is open to holders of awards from the Irish Research Council. UL can nominate researchers under two categories:

Category one — Researcher of the Year

Mathematical models could help to brew the perfect cup of coffee

Few of the billions of coffee drinkers around the world would ever consider the science behind the drink.

But researchers at University of Limerick have shown that mathematical models could help to brew the perfect cup of coffee.

Dr Kevin Moroney, a postdoctoral researcher in UL’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics (MACSI) and Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC) at Bernal in UL, and his colleague, Dr Ken O’Connell, a postdoctoral researcher in the DPTC research centre at Bernal in UL, working with industry partners, have just published research in a prominent international journal that looks at the maths behind brewing coffee.