Nexus based medical entrepreneur named as Nissan Generation Next ambassador

Limerick medical entrepreneur Chris Kelly had plenty of cause for celebration this week when he landed the keys to a brand new, taxed and insured car after becoming a Nissan Generation Next ambassador.

Chris (20) based in the Nexus Innovation Centre in UL, fended off competition from over 1,000 applicants to secure one of eleven places that were up for grabs on the prestigious ambassador programme which helps people to get ahead with the backing and support of Nissan.

Europe to manufacture ships of the future

University of Limerick at the heart of EU funded initiative

A new European research project seeks to revolutionize the shipbuilding sector by replacing steel with composite materials for the construction of more efficient large length ships.

FIBRESHIP is an ambitious project that will allow for the construction of light commercial vessels, passenger and leisure transport and oceanographic vessels more than 50 meters in length using fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials. It is one of the largest innovation projects funded by the EU with a budget of €11 million, of which €9 million is funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme.

Prof Michael Pomeroy Conferred as Fellow of The European Ceramics Society

Prof Stuart Hampshire Prof Emeritus of Materials Science University Of Limerick, Prof Anne Leriche University of Valenciennes (Fr), Prof Sir Richard Brook Prof Emeritus University of Oxford (UK), Prof Michael Pomeroy University of Limerick, Dr Eamonn de Barra University of Limerick, Prof Francis Cambier (Be) Permanent Secretary of ECeRS

Prof Michael Pomeroy has been conferred as a Fellow of The European Ceramics Society at a ceremony in Budapest, Hungary

Research Integrity Officer Appointed

Professor Mary O'Sullivan

Professor Mary O’Sullivan has been appointed as Research Integrity Officer (RIO) for the University of Limerick. This role is an important appointment to ensure UL is positioned to respond to the changing environment through a focus on national and international policy in the area of research governance.

Reporting to the President, the Research Integrity Officer assists the university to put in place appropriate policies and practices regarding adherence to principles of research integrity. Research integrity relates to the performance of research to the highest standards of professionalism and rigour, and to the accuracy and integrity of the research record in publications and elsewhere.

Research & Innovation: How to get more impact?

The Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union invite you to take this survey regarding the importance of research and innovation in Europe. As Estonia takes up its leadership role, it will release a Call for Action to increase the impact and societal value of European Research Excellence.

The aim of the survey is to gather the views of key scientists, financiers, journalists, corporate executives, academics and policy makers. The survey should take no longer than 5 minutes and will inform the Tallinn Call for Action to be released at the Presidency’s Research Conference in Tallinn on 12 October 2017. Results will be anonymous.

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SSPC's annual workshop offers exemplary professional development for teachers

The annual workshop for educators, hosted by Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC) and the Dept. of Chemical Sciences, was held in the University of Limerick (UL) recently. The workshop is designed to encourage science teachers to become more confident with chemical demonstrations and brings effective learning strategies to the classroom.

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