Excellence & Impact 2020 UL Launches ambitious Research and Innovation Strategy to drive university forward

Prof Don Barry, Minister Damien English, Dr Mary Shire launch Excellence & Impact 2020 - Research and Innovation Strategy

A roadmap for future growth and development to 2020 at the University of Limerick underpinned by Research and Innovation was unveiled today (12th January 2016) at the launch of Excellence & Impact 2020 -  research and innovation strategy for the University of Limerick by Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD.

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.

UL ranks 35th globally in first ever Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings

THE University of Limerick has ranked 35th globally in the first ever Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings and first in Ireland for gender equality.

The unique ranking is designed to measure the impact of an academic institution on society, based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

UL is ranked 35th overall in the 2019 list, published this Wednesday by Times Higher Education (THE), which is the data provider underpinning university excellence in every continent across the world.

EPA Research Programme Roadshow visits UL

The EPA Research Programme has started its planning process for the 2018 Research Calls. A series of roadshows will be held during February and March 2018 throughout the Universities and Institutes of Technology. These 2-hour workshops will be the occasion to learn more about the EPA Research Programme, in particular about the 2018 Funding Opportunities (via national & international calls).

UL confers awards on 1,621 graduates at winter ceremonies

Dr Monika Zacharska, Poland and Dr Marystela Barreto Lopes, Brazil, University of Limerick

UL recently celebrated the graduation of 1,621 students at our winter conferring ceremonies. During the ceremonies, 64 PhDs were awarded as part of UL's continued commitment to fourth level education in Ireland.

Nexus Innovation Centre marks 5 years in business and over 300 jobs created

John McMahon, Nexus Advisory Board, Minister John Halligan, Dr Mary Shire, VP Research, Gert O'Rourke, Nexus UL

Building entrepreneurs –student spin-out success with over 68% of companies founded by UL graduates

Nexus Innovation Centre at the University of Limerick marked its fifth year in business with the launch of its annual report by Minister for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development John Halligan, T.D. Since its establishment, Nexus has supported 76 start-up companies, employing over 310 people.

Independent top advisors call for increased EU investment in research and innovation

Europe must capitalise better on the knowledge it produces, and turn its innovation potential into economic growth. Research and innovation should be prioritised in EU and national budgets, with a doubling of the budget of the successor to Horizon 2020, the current EU research and innovation programme. And it should involve citizens in addressing global challenges through broadly mobilising innovation missions.

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