Research Week 2019 launch

Dr Puneet Saidha, Dr Martina Fitzgerald, Prof Kerstin Mey

Research Week 2019 was officially launched this morning Monday 2nd December in the Glucksman Library by Professor Kerstin Mey, Vice President Academic Affairs and Student Engagement at the University of Limerick. Prof Mey launched the event to the backdrop of a poster exhibition of research from UL which supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the theme of this year's Research Week. 

Master Class for 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Cure Individual Fellowships applicants

The University of Limerick invites MSCA-IF applicants to join our free MSCA Master Class on 26-27 May 2020.

These interactive training days focus on proposal preparation for the 2019 Marie Skłodowska-Cure Individual Fellowships call. The MSCA Masterclass is open to eligible applicants who plan to submit a proposal for the 2020 call with University of Limerick as their future Host Institution and who have the support of a UL University supervisor. Researchers currently working at UL and who want to apply for a MSCA Global Fellowship are also welcome.

New material developed at University of Limerick could ‘help solve global water crisis’

Professor Michael Zaworotko, Bernal Chair of Crystal Engineering and Science Foundation of Ireland Research Professor

A revolutionary new material developed at University of Limerick could “help solve the global water crisis” by producing water from air, even in the most remote of locations.

Professor Michael Zaworotko, Bernal Chair of Crystal Engineering and Science Foundation of Ireland Research Professor at University of Limerick’s Bernal Institute, has developed the crystalline material after decades of research.

University of Limerick led SSPC wins Pharma Research Centre of the Year

The SSPC team collecting the award for Pharma Research Centre of the Year at the 2019 Pharma Industry Awards

SSPC, the SFI Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals hosted at University of Limerick, has been awarded Pharma Research Centre of the Year and the Pharma Education and Training Award at the 2019 Pharma Industry Awards.

The awards recognise SSPC, a national research centre led by UL at the Bernal Institute, for its outstanding national and international industry-academia, inter-industry collaborations.

UL-hosted Confirm launches Smart 4.0 fellowship programme

In University of Limerick for the launch of SMART 4.0 postdoctoral fellowship programme were, Deputy Mayor of Limerick City and County Cllr Adam Tesky, Senator Kieran O’Donnell, Prof Conor McCarthy, Confirm, Dr. Susan Daly, Confirm, Dr. Bill O’Leary, Confirm and Dr. Puneet Saidha, UL. Picture: Alan Place

CONFIRM, the world-leading SFI research centre in Smart Manufacturing hosted by University of Limerick, has launched SMART 4.0, a postdoctoral fellowship programme aimed at providing world-class training and research opportunities to 16 fellows in the area of Smart Manufacturing.

Minister Humphreys visits UL to launch €4.2m national research collaboration on driverless vehicles

With Minister Heather Humphreys at the launch in University of Limerick were Declan Black, Enterprise Ireland, Dr Siobhan Roche, Science Foundation Ireland, Joe Gibbs, General Manager of Lero, Dr Puneet Saidha, Director Research Support Services, UL, Professor Gregory Provan, Lero, UCC and Professor Brian Fitzgerald, Director of Lero Picture: Sean Curtin/True Media

Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation, has visited University of Limerick to launch a Science Foundation Ireland backed €4.2m research collaboration on driverless vehicles led by Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre.

Nature Masterclass - Scientific Writing and Publishing

Learn how to write and publish a great paper

The University of Limerick has recently purchased an institutional subscription to the Nature Masterclasses online course in ‘Scientific Writing and Publishing’. The course is taught by Editors from the Nature Research journals and covers the entire scientific publishing process – from writing a paper to publication. Note that the course focuses on publishing within the natural sciences, but is useful for researchers in all disciplines. Access is available to all UL students (undergraduate and postgraduate), postdocs, research staff, faculty, staff and administrators free of charge.

Research Week 2019

The 3 – 7 December 2018  saw UL’s inaugural Research Week take place across campus. The programme involved 24 events from seminars, to panel discussions, networking sessions to workshops, which involved over 730 registered attendees across all faculties. The events covered a wide range of themes: publishing, open science, communication, research integrity, a creative showcase and career development.

UL and IRFU release second year of findings from IRIS research project

Launching the report are Dr Rod McLoughlin, IRFU Medical Director, Caithriona Yeomans, IRIS UL PhD researcher for club rugby, Therese Leahy, IRIS UL PhD researcher for schools rugby and Dr Ian Kenny, Senior Lecturer Biomechanics UL and IRIS Co-Principal Investigator

The Irish Rugby Football Union and University of Limerick have released the second year of findings from the Irish Rugby Injury Surveillance (IRIS) research project, which looks at injury incidence in the Men’s and Women’s All-Ireland League and schools rugby during the 2018/19 season.

New University of Limerick-led PhD in Foundations of Data Science launched

Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor, seated, with Dr Ruth Freeman, SFI, Prof James Gleeson, UL and Director of CRT Foundations of Data Science, CEO Skillnet Paul Healy, Assoc Prof Claire Gormley, UCD, Co-Director of CRT, and Prof Ken Duffy, Maynooth University, Co-Director of CRT Picture: Andres Poveda

A new doctoral training programme in data science led by University of Limerick and a number of key industry partners has been launched.