UL leading two European PhD Training Networks

Pictured at the launch of the ITN programees were Dr. Sarah Hudson, Dr Luis Padrela, Dr. Des Fitzgerald, President UL, Prof. J.J. Leahy, and Anne Marie Henihan

University of Limerick is leading two new Marie Curie/EU Framework programmes for PhD training, called Initial Training Networks (ITNs).

EPI*STEM awarded funding to create online programme for mathematics teachers

Improving mathematics proficiency among Irish school children has long been a topic of national debate. Since its establishment in 2008, EPI*STEM has been at the forefront of research and education to tackle the challenge of mathematics proficiency in Ireland. EPI*STEM’s work has been furthered through a recent announcement of €350,000 from the Higher Education Authority (HEA) to establish an online upskilling resource for mathematics teachers and tackling the challenges within Physics Teaching at Junior Cycle. 

Election website by University of Limerick lecturer helps voters make ‘informed decision’

Dr Rory Costello

A website set up by a politics lecturer at University of Limerick has seen a spike in traffic in recent days as the country prepares to go to the polls.

Whichcandidate.ie aims to help voters make a decision on polling day in the general election this Saturday, February 8.

It is the brainchild of Dr Rory Costello, a lecturer in the Politics and Public Administration department at UL, who specialises in electoral and legislative politics.

University of Limerick to host new Exercise is Medicine National Centre

University of Limerick and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) have announced the launch of the Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) Ireland National Centre.

The Centre aims to make physical activity a standard part of Ireland’s disease prevention and treatment health care system. Ireland joins 37 other countries that have established an Exercise is Medicine National Centre to combat physical inactivity and improve the health of citizens.

UL-based Lero marks 15 years of software research excellence

Professor Brian Fitzgerald, director of Lero

In 2020, Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software based at University of Limerick, celebrates 15 years of excellence in software research.

As one of the longest-established SFI research centres, Lero will mark the occasion over the course of the year by highlighting some of its alumni and people who have had associations with the centre over that time.

UL study reveals ‘identical’ survival rates for kidney dialysis patients using different forms of treatment

Professor Austin Stack, Foundation Chair of Medicine and Lead Investigator for the Kidney Research Consortium at UL

Research carried out at University of Limerick has shown that life expectancy outcomes for two of the most common forms of kidney dialysis treatment are “virtually identical”.

In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS) at UL compared the survival of patients with kidney failure that were treated with either peritoneal dialysis (PD) or haemodialysis (HD) at a dialysis centre, two of the most common forms of available treatments.

Lero research shows the sexes have equal spatial cognition

Pictured at the Lero Esports Science research lab at UL, from left, postgraduate researcher Jessica Mangione, research assistant Niall Ramsbottom, programme manager Dr Adam Toth, postgraduate researcher Yueying Gong and lab Director Dr Mark Campbell Picture: Diarmuid Greene

Men are not better than women at spatial cognition ­– such as map reading ­– is the principal finding from ground-breaking work by researchers at Lero, the University of Limerick-hosted Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software.

Minister approves professorial-level posts at University of Limerick under SALI scheme

University of Limerick President Dr Des Fitzgerald with Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for Higher Education, at the August conferring Picture: Sean Curtin/True Media

Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for Higher Education, has announced the approval of 20 posts at professorial-level in higher education, two of which are to be located at University of Limerick.