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University Profile

Introduction

Established in 1972, the University of Limerick is an independent, internationally focused university with over 16,500 students and approximately 1,700 staff. It is a young, energetic and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship. The University offers programmes across a wide range of disciplines, including arts, business, engineering and construction, health and medicine, information and communication technology, law, mathematics and natural sciences. UL has many marketing-leading programmes and several which are unique in Ireland. Programmes such as our BA Arts degree and the Bachelor of Business Studies are amongst the largest in Ireland and some of our Teacher Education programmes are the only ones of their kind.
The University’s mission is to build on the expertise of our scholars in creating, harnessing and imparting knowledge for the benefit of our students and the enrichment of our community.

The University is recognised as possessing one of the most spectacular and environmentally sympathetic third-level campuses in the world. The campus has unrivalled sports and cultural facilities including Ireland’s first Olympic-size swimming pool, an indoor sports arena, a boathouse with a state-of-the-art indoor rowing tank, the 1,100-seat University Concert Hall, the Irish Chamber Orchestra Building, the Irish World Academy and an impressive range of visual art, including outdoor sculptures, the National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland and the Water Colour Society of Ireland Collection.  The campus is located 5km from Limerick city and 20km from Shannon International Airport.

The campus is home to the Nexus Innovation Centre which supports spin-out activity in the region, and is central to the UL Enterprise Corridor which hosts leading R&D companies such as Johnson & Johnson. Adjacent to the University is the National Technology Park (NTP), Ireland’s first science/technology park (263 hectares), which is home to over 80 organisations employing over 3,000 people.