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Research institutes and Centres

Research Institutes

Bernal Institute

Bernal Institute of the University of Limerick was established in November 2016 to promote scientific excellence, and stimulate Irish and global community in the key domain of materials. Bernal Institute aspires to “Advancing Materials” to the next level, pushing boundaries of understanding, of science, of engineering and of applications.


Lero is the Irish software research centre. It brings together leading software research teams from Universities and Institutes of Technology in a coordinated centre of research excellence with a strong industry focus. Lero has raised the level and profile of Irish software research with such effect that it is now one of the best known and highly regarded software-related research centres in the world.