UL-hosted Confirm launches Smart 4.0 fellowship programme

In University of Limerick for the launch of SMART 4.0 postdoctoral fellowship programme were, Deputy Mayor of Limerick City and County Cllr Adam Tesky, Senator Kieran O’Donnell, Prof Conor McCarthy, Confirm, Dr. Susan Daly, Confirm, Dr. Bill O’Leary, Confirm and Dr. Puneet Saidha, UL. Picture: Alan Place

CONFIRM, the world-leading SFI research centre in Smart Manufacturing hosted by University of Limerick, has launched SMART 4.0, a postdoctoral fellowship programme aimed at providing world-class training and research opportunities to 16 fellows in the area of Smart Manufacturing.

Minister Humphreys visits UL to launch €4.2m national research collaboration on driverless vehicles

With Minister Heather Humphreys at the launch in University of Limerick were Declan Black, Enterprise Ireland, Dr Siobhan Roche, Science Foundation Ireland, Joe Gibbs, General Manager of Lero, Dr Puneet Saidha, Director Research Support Services, UL, Professor Gregory Provan, Lero, UCC and Professor Brian Fitzgerald, Director of Lero Picture: Sean Curtin/True Media

Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation, has visited University of Limerick to launch a Science Foundation Ireland backed €4.2m research collaboration on driverless vehicles led by Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre.

Nature Masterclass - Scientific Writing and Publishing

Learn how to write and publish a great paper

The University of Limerick has recently purchased an institutional subscription to the Nature Masterclasses online course in ‘Scientific Writing and Publishing’. The course is taught by Editors from the Nature Research journals and covers the entire scientific publishing process – from writing a paper to publication. Note that the course focuses on publishing within the natural sciences, but is useful for researchers in all disciplines. Access is available to all UL students (undergraduate and postgraduate), postdocs, research staff, faculty, staff and administrators free of charge.

Research Week 2019

The 3 – 7 December 2018  saw UL’s inaugural Research Week take place across campus. The programme involved 24 events from seminars, to panel discussions, networking sessions to workshops, which involved over 730 registered attendees across all faculties. The events covered a wide range of themes: publishing, open science, communication, research integrity, a creative showcase and career development.

UL and IRFU release second year of findings from IRIS research project

Launching the report are Dr Rod McLoughlin, IRFU Medical Director, Caithriona Yeomans, IRIS UL PhD researcher for club rugby, Therese Leahy, IRIS UL PhD researcher for schools rugby and Dr Ian Kenny, Senior Lecturer Biomechanics UL and IRIS Co-Principal Investigator

The Irish Rugby Football Union and University of Limerick have released the second year of findings from the Irish Rugby Injury Surveillance (IRIS) research project, which looks at injury incidence in the Men’s and Women’s All-Ireland League and schools rugby during the 2018/19 season.

New University of Limerick-led PhD in Foundations of Data Science launched

Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor, seated, with Dr Ruth Freeman, SFI, Prof James Gleeson, UL and Director of CRT Foundations of Data Science, CEO Skillnet Paul Healy, Assoc Prof Claire Gormley, UCD, Co-Director of CRT, and Prof Ken Duffy, Maynooth University, Co-Director of CRT Picture: Andres Poveda

A new doctoral training programme in data science led by University of Limerick and a number of key industry partners has been launched.

UL-hosted Confirm to break ground on bespoke new €3.1m Park Point headquarters

University of Limerick President Dr Des Fitzgerald with Professor Conor McCarthy of UL, CONFIRM Director and Co-PI

CONFIRM, the world-leading SFI research centre in Smart Manufacturing hosted by University of Limerick, is to break ground on its bespoke new €3.1m headquarters at Park Point.

With a tender process now concluded, CONFIRM will commence building works at its new headquarters, a bespoke 1619 m2 facility based in Park Point, adjacent to UL.

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.