University of Limerick (UL), is located in the Wild Atlantic Gateway city of Limerick on the west coast of Ireland.
With over 18000 students, including more than 3,300 internationally mobile students each year, UL is an independent research-led university offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Education and Health Sciences, Science and Engineering and the Kemmy Business School.
With strong links to business and industry, UL excels at translational research, which aims to accelerate the practical application of academic research to benefit society.
Furthermore, UL’s Cooperative Education programme – one of the largest of its kind in the EU –places over 2,000 students in paid and semi-paid work experience in industry, business and the professions across the globe. 30% of those Coop placements are internationally located and these valuable work experiences make UL graduates more employable, which is why the UL graduate employment rate is 15% higher than the national average.
With the largest Erasmus+ programme in Ireland, UL is Ireland’s European university with international reach while a survey of Irish students recently voted UL as Ireland’s most popular university with a satisfaction rating of 85%.
UL also offers a range of online programmes co-designed with industry to enable upskilling and reskilling for professional development. UL also houses some of the most innovative and successful research centres in Ireland. The Nexus Innovation Centre is a growing community of international researchers and entrepreneurs which supports new businesses and the creation of jobs.
At UL, sustainability is at the core of everything we do and we are fully cognisant of the need for our University to lead in this area locally, nationally and internationally. Having identified four high-level challenges, UL developed the first Sustainability Framework in Ireland to ensure that our actions will make a difference.
Known as ‘Ireland’s Sporting Campus’, UL boasts Ireland’s first altitude training centre, an Olympic-sized swimming pool and the National Strength and Conditioning Centre as well as a host of new all-weather state-of-the-art 3G pitches. This network of pitches gives UL the largest artificial grass development in Europe and the Sports Arena attracts more than 700,000 visitors each year.
Cafes, restaurants, student and faculty accommodation options and a range of on-campus facilities provide an outstanding student experience and a stimulating working environment.
As one of Ireland’s foremost universities, UL is recognised for its dedication to an outstanding student experience, commitment to graduate employability and its research with societal impact making fruitful an extensive network of partnerships with industry government and communities, nationally and internationally.