Kemmy Business School Strategic Plan 2023-2028

The Kemmy Business School (KBS) is committed to empower, enlighten and enrich through education, research and public engagement in order to sustainably transform the lives of individuals, communities and society. What makes the KBS unique is its strong commitment to its local communities, national priorities and international ambitions, rooted in the Kemmy legacy. The school is named after Jim Kemmy, former parliamentarian and Mayor of the City of Limerick, whose public life focused on a concern for the common good, a belief in education as key to accessing opportunities, and the pursuit of a society built on principles of fairness and dignity. This strategic plan coincides with the 50th anniversary of the University of Limerick, which was founded in a time of economic stagnation, low education attainment rates and mass emigration. The University was a key catalyst for the exceptional regional and national economic growth of the past half-century. As we face the next 50 years, there are new, but no less significant challenges. These challenges are global in nature and arise from climate change, demographic shifts, the recent pandemic, intensifying geopolitical tensions, technological innovation and disruption, and growing inequality. This requires the development of new and innovative ways of thinking about our world, to enable a just transition and create more sustainable and equitable futures for all. In acknowledging and addressing these challenges, we reaffirm the core values that underpin our common purpose and outline our ambitious strategic plan for the future of the Kemmy Business School. This plan builds on our achievements while situating us firmly at the centre of recent global and technological developments that bring both opportunities and challenges. As we embark on this next chapter of our journey, we do so with a heavy responsibility but a ‘can-do spirit’ and determined optimism.