UL researcher joins European digital ethics expert group

Dr Martin Mullins, Head of Department of Accounting and Finance at UL’s Kemmy Business School

A University of Limerick academic has been appointed to a new European expert group tasked with developing a set of principles of digital responsibility in the insurance sector.

Dr Martin Mullins, Head of Department of Accounting and Finance at UL’s Kemmy Business School and a researcher in Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre based at UL, was selected by the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) to join its Consultative Expert Group on Digital Ethics.

UL’s Kemmy Business School awarded prestigious international accreditation

KBS Dean Professor Philip O'Regan

University of Limerick’s Kemmy Business School has been awarded a prestigious global accreditation, joining the top 5% of international business schools recognised by AACSB – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The Kemmy Business School (KBS) at UL has been recognised by AACSB International for demonstrating excellence in teaching, research, curriculum development and student learning.

AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools with its accreditation being the hallmark of excellence in business education and UL joins UCD and DCU in receiving the AACSB endorsement among Irish institutions.

Future of Work Now research project launched at UL

Prof Philip O'Regan, Executive Dean at Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Tracey Donnery, Executive Director at Skillnet Ireland, Pat Breen T.D, Minister for Trade, Employment, Business and EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Dr Sarah Kieran, KBS and Gerry O'Brien, Deputy President, UL at the launch of the new research study

New research by the Kemmy Business School has revealed that the role of customer experience employees in Ireland is undergoing significant transformation because of advancements in new technology.

Record turnout for 6th Annual AICUR (All Ireland Conference for Undergraduate Research)

This year’s All Ireland Conference for Undergraduate Research (AICUR) had its highest numbers of undergraduate research participants to date, and took place in the Kemmy Business School, UL on 28th March, 2019.

The keynote speech for the 6th annual event was delivered by Seamus Hickey. Seamus was part of the 2018 Limerick All-Ireland winning senior hurling team, is Chair of the Gaelic Players Association (GPA), and is a UL alumnus. Seamus successfully defended his PhD thesis from UL in 2018 and works as the Research Projects Coordinator for Johnson & Johnson.

Irish universities contribute €8.89 billion to national economy every year

THE Irish economy benefitted by €8.9 billion last year from Ireland’s seven universities newly published research has confirmed.

The first ever socio-economic impact research undertaken on the role universities play in the economy and society has been carried out by Indecon Research Economists who were appointed by the Irish Universities Association, following a competitive tender process, to cover the combined impact of the seven universities represented by the IUA – University of Limerick, Dublin City University, Maynooth University, NUI Galway, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin.

LERO researchers in new €5 million FinTech research programme

LERO headquarters at the University of Limerick

LERO researchers will collaborate on a new €5 million research programme to advance innovations in Blockchain and financial technology research. 

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD announced the new Financial Technology (FinTech) research programme, FinTech Fusion.

The academic and industry research partnership will encourage breakthroughs in payment (PayTech), regulation (RegTech) and insurance (InsureTech) technologies by accelerating scientific progress and enabling data-driven research.

SFI award to help assess the impact of research funding

Professor Helena Lenihan from the Kemmy Businmess School has been announced as one of the first recipients of a Science Foundation Ireland award for Science Policy Research by Minister for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD.

Professor Lenihan is to receive one of the first five awards of the Science Foundation Ireland Science Policy Research Programme.

UL and Nexus building entrepreneurs of the future

More than 25 second-level students from schools across Limerick attended University of Limerick to take part in the inaugural Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation Camp.

The Nexus Innovation Centre and Kemmy Business School jointly deliver the camp which aims to create a student mindset that is solution focused, providing knowledge and skills to design innovative solutions that result in new business opportunities.

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