Lero and Fraunhofer Centre focus on digital transformation projects

L-R Mikael Lindvall,Peter O’Neill,Brian Fitzgerald,Taoiseach Enda Kenny,Mark Ferguson,Adam Porter,Mike Hinchey,Brendan O’Malley

Washington D.C., Monday, 20th March, 2017

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD has announced the signing of a new agreement between Lero, the UL headquartered SFI Research Centre for Software, and the Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering at the University of Maryland, which will see both centres of excellence engage in extensive research collaboration in the coming years. The collaboration will focus on evolving critical systems and digital transformation.

UL celebrates International Women’s Day

Fiona Mc Carthy, Dell EMC, Jim Breen, Johnson & Johnson, Dr Mary Shire, University of Limerick

The University of Limerick collaborated with Dell EMC to host the International Women’s Day Event “Changing Mindsets”. The event was supported by Johnson and Johnson and held at Dell EMCs’ Limerick Campus. Over 200 people from the Mid-West attended the event which involved discussions exploring the challenge of changing mindsets.

Bernal Institute scientist Dr Tofail Syed to give keynote lecture at leading Nanoanalysis Symposium

Dr. Tofail Syed, Bernal Institute scientist and an Associate Professor at the Department of Physics and Energy at the University of Limerick has been invited to give a keynote lecture at the 5th Dresden Nanoanalysis Symposium. The Symposium is jointly organised by the Dresden Fraunhofer Cluster Nanoanalysis (DFCNA) and the Dresden Center for Nanoanalysis (DCN) at TU Dresden and is supported by the European Materials Characterisation Council (EMCC). It will provide highlights in the field of materials characterisation, represented by invited talks and poster sessions.

Ireland can learn from other countries on introduction of computer science as Leaving Cert subject – NCCA report

Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Education

- Report positive on girls’ performance in computer science but stresses need to increase participation

Ireland can learn from other developed countries in the development of a computer science course at Leaving Certificate level, according to a new report led by a team of researchers at the University of Limerick.  The report¹, commissioned by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) aims to advise on the best methods for implementing a course for upper second-level students.

Network of European experts exploring new weapons against drug-resistant bacteria

Professor Colum Dunne

A network of European experts has begun examining the potential of antimicrobial coatings to prevent the spread of drug-resistant bacteria in hospitals.

The Anti-Microbial Coating Innovations (AMiCI) consortium is studying the development, regulation, and “real life” use of these coatings, which can be used on textiles, including bed sheets and gowns, and solid surfaces such as walls, floors, beds and tables. Professor Colum Dunne from University of Limerick (UL) Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS) is a member of the AMiCI Management Group.

Lero wins €280,000 R&D programme to transform Limerick SME Kelmac into global internet player

Gerard Kelly, CEO, Kelmac Group, Limerick with Dr. Noel Carroll, Research Fellow at Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre

Limerick SME Kelmac Group collaborates with Lero on a €280,000 R&D programme to transform it into global internet player. Kelmac Group® to double workforce and open international R&D technology centre at Plassey Technological Park, Limerick

Irish Universities in Brussels to discuss and influence next phase of Horizon 2020 and future EU Research and Innovation programmes

The Irish Universities Association (IUA’s) Vice-Presidents and Deans of Research (VPDOR) Group moved to Brussels for one of its regular meetings on 31st January 2017. Facilitated by Enterprise Ireland under its Horizon 2020 liaison programme, the meeting is part of a two-day itinerary set up to enable the VPDOR to meet with key EC officials to discuss their topics of interest as well as promoting the capability and excellent science within Irish universities to key stakeholders in Brussels.

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