UL and Nexus building entrepreneurs of the future

More than 25 second-level students from schools across Limerick attended University of Limerick to take part in the inaugural Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation Camp.

The Nexus Innovation Centre and Kemmy Business School jointly deliver the camp which aims to create a student mindset that is solution focused, providing knowledge and skills to design innovative solutions that result in new business opportunities.

Book launch and award for hate crime studies

Members of the Advisory Board of the International Network for Hate Studies at the INHS Conference at the University of Limerick

A University of Limerick UL School of Law lecturer was presented with a prestigious international award in the United States on Friday.

Dr Jennifer Schweppe, co-director of the International Network for Hate Studies (INHS) received the Eva Lassman Take Action Against Hate Award in Spokane, Washington.

Dr Schweppe and her colleague, Dr Walters of University of Sussex, accepted the award from the Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies at Gonzaga University on behalf of the INHS.

Lero expansion announced as new member signs €400,000 research deal to boost patient care

Dr. Joseph Walsh, Lero principal investigator at IT Tralee and TJ O’Connor, Hospital Manager, Bon Secours Hospital Tralee

The Institute of Tralee (IT Tralee), which has been named as the latest member of Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, has announced a new €400,000 research programme.

The programme is one of a number of initiatives marking a collaboration between IT Tralee and Bon Secours Hospital Tralee (BSHT) to develop new activities in teaching, research and education. Today also saw the signing of a formal agreement between IT Tralee and Bon Secours Hospital Tralee to mark this enhanced partnership arrangement.

€30 Billion in research and innovation funding available from Europe

John Halligan T.D., Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development has called on Ireland’s researchers and companies to seize the opportunities presented in the €30 Billion final work programme of Horizon 2020 at the national launch in Dublin today (Wednesday 18th October 2017).

Over 700 people from Irish companies and research performing organisations packed the O’Reilly Hall, UCD in Dublin for the national launch of the Horizon 2020 work programme 2018-2020, hosted by Enterprise Ireland and co-sponsored by InterTrade Ireland.

IRFU / UL amateur rugby injury surveillance study begins

Dr Tom Comyns (PESS), Dr Rod McLoughlin (IRFU), Caithriona Yeomans (PhD Scholar,PESS), Mairead Liston (IRFU), Dr Ian Kenny(PESS)

The long term research partnership between the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) and the University of Limerick (UL) focusing on injury monitoring and prevention in the amateur game, known as the IRIS Project has commenced recording data.

Since September 2016, the IRIS (Irish Rugby Injury Surveillance) project led by Dr Tom Comyns and Dr Ian Kenny has been reviewing the reported incidence of injury internationally across the amateur game.

Irish scientists discover method to produce electricity from tears

A team of Irish scientists has discovered that applying pressure to a protein found in egg whites and tears can generate electricity. The researchers from the Bernal Institute at UL observed that crystals of lysozyme, a model protein that is abundant in egg whites of birds as well as in the tears, saliva and milk of mammals can generate electricity when pressed. Their report is published today (October 2) in the journal, Applied Physics Letters (https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4997446).

Graduate Entry Medical School celebrates 10 years

President of UL, Prof Des Fitzgerald and Professor Niall O'Higgins attending the 10 year celebrations.

The Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS) at University of Limerick celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday, September 30.

GEMS, the first medical school established since the formation of the Irish state, has graduated 640 doctors who are now working in Ireland and all over the world.

Since its foundation, research undertaken at GEMS has been at the cutting edge of medical advances globally.

LERO launch new professional doctorate

Professor Brian Fitzgerald; John Halligan T.D., Dr Ann Ledwith

Lero – the Irish Software SFI Research Centre and the University of Limerick (UL) have announced a new programme which will allow employees study for the equivalent of a PhD without having to give up their jobs.  The initiative, which is a first for the software industry in Ireland, aims to have up to 80 people studying for a professional doctorate over the next four years.

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