• Ireland can learn from other countries on introduction of computer science as Leaving Cert subject – NCCA report

    Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Education

    - Report positive on girls’ performance in computer science but stresses need to increase participation

    Ireland can learn from other developed countries in the development of a computer science course at Leaving Certificate level, according to a new report led by a team of researchers at the University of Limerick.  The report¹, commissioned by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) aims to advise on the best methods for implementing a course for upper second-level students.

  • Network of European experts exploring new weapons against drug-resistant bacteria

    Professor Colum Dunne

    A network of European experts has begun examining the potential of antimicrobial coatings to prevent the spread of drug-resistant bacteria in hospitals.

    The Anti-Microbial Coating Innovations (AMiCI) consortium is studying the development, regulation, and “real life” use of these coatings, which can be used on textiles, including bed sheets and gowns, and solid surfaces such as walls, floors, beds and tables. Professor Colum Dunne from University of Limerick (UL) Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS) is a member of the AMiCI Management Group.

  • Lero wins €280,000 R&D programme to transform Limerick SME Kelmac into global internet player

    Gerard Kelly, CEO, Kelmac Group, Limerick with Dr. Noel Carroll, Research Fellow at Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre

    Limerick SME Kelmac Group collaborates with Lero on a €280,000 R&D programme to transform it into global internet player. Kelmac Group® to double workforce and open international R&D technology centre at Plassey Technological Park, Limerick

  • Irish Universities in Brussels to discuss and influence next phase of Horizon 2020 and future EU Research and Innovation programmes

    The Irish Universities Association (IUA’s) Vice-Presidents and Deans of Research (VPDOR) Group moved to Brussels for one of its regular meetings on 31st January 2017. Facilitated by Enterprise Ireland under its Horizon 2020 liaison programme, the meeting is part of a two-day itinerary set up to enable the VPDOR to meet with key EC officials to discuss their topics of interest as well as promoting the capability and excellent science within Irish universities to key stakeholders in Brussels.

  • Professor Luuk van der Wielen appointed as Bernal Institute director

    Professor Luuk van der Wielen,Director of the Bernal Institute

    Professor Luuk van der Wielen has been appointed Director of the Bernal Institute at University of Limerick.

    The €86 million Institute, which was launched in November by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD, houses more than 260 researchers who work across research themes of advanced materials, manufacturing and process engineering and fluid dynamics.

    Professor van der Wielen takes up the position of Director of Bernal Institute and Bernal Professor of Biosystems Engineering and Design from Wednesday, February 1, 2017.