Limerick is the third largest city in the Republic of Ireland – a business hub, with a relaxed lifestyle and almost 50% of the population under the age of 30, making University of Limerick (UL) a popular choice for national and international students. With strong links to business and industry, UL excels at translational research which aims to accelerate the practical application of academic research to benefit society.
UL pioneered the concept of Cooperative Education in Ireland, placing more than 2000 students in paid and semi-paid work placements annually across UL’s network of 1700+ employers spanning twenty five countries. – 30% of these being international placements.
University of Limerick is located on the west coast of Ireland along the picturesque River Shannon and enjoys an unspoiled natural environment blended with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities.
- Established: 1972
- Number of students: 18,315 students (2022)
- UL offers more than 70 undergraduate programmes and 100 taught postgraduate programmes across Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Education and Health Sciences, Science and Engineering and the Kemmy Business School.
- 97% of UL graduates are in employment. (4% higher than national average 2020)
- In a 2015 UL was awarded the Athena Swan Bronze Award for advancing gender equality and in 2021 received Ireland’s first ever Athena SWAN Silver Award for the Department of Physics.
- UL collaborates with 1,928 research organisations in 107 countries.
- UL is home to the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance and the Irish Chamber Orchestra.
- Known as ‘Ireland’s Sporting Campus’, UL’s new 3G pitches are the largest artificial grass development in Europe and the Sports Arena attracts more than 600,000 visitors each year.
PROF. Kerstin Mey
“I am proud and really humbled to lead University of Limerick over the next period. UL is a young institution with a pioneering heritage – we aim to seize the opportunity to transform the educational model by working with industries, communities and government.”