World-class research centre opens at University of Limerick

Posted in Research on November 22nd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“New drugs, better batteries and new materials are just a few of the discoveries expected to emerge from a €86 million investment in a new research institute at the University of Limerick …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 21 November]

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Universities question non use of €270m fund

Posted in Governance and administration on November 10th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Universities have told an Oireachtas Committee they ‘seriously question’ why a fund that is heading towards a surplus of more than €270 million is not released to address the crisis in the Higher Education sector. Addressing the Joint Committee on Education the current president of the Irish Universities Association, Professor Don Barry, said that the National Training Fund was ‘heavily in surplus’ …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 10 November]

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New University of Limerick president announced

Posted in Governance and administration on October 6th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Professor Desmond Fitzgerald, a vice president at UCD is to succeed Professor Don Barry as the President of University of Limerick next May. The Chancellor of the University of Limerick, Mr Justice John Murray, made the announcement this Thursday …” (more)

[Andrew Carey, Limerick Post, 6 October]

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Search has already begun for next UL president

Posted in Governance and administration on January 4th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The search has already commenced for the next president of the University of Limerick, even though president Don Barry’s successor will not take office for another 18 months …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 4 January]

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UL targets international students in effort to improve ranking

Posted in Governance and administration on September 25th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“University of Limerick (UL) says it will boost its international student cohort by 60% in the next five years in an ambitious plan to climb further up the university rankings. In the strategic plan published on Friday, the university sets out as one of its top priorities ‘raising international profile’ which has a direct impact on global rankings …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 25 September]

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UL president denies claims of ‘hush money’ paid to staff

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on September 25th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The president of the University of Limerick has dismissed as untrue claims that two staff members who raised concerns about alleged irregularities in expenses payments to staff at the institution were offered ‘hush money’ …” (more)

[Kathryn Hayes, Irish Times, 25 September]

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Minister O’Sullivan launches University of Limerick’s Strategic Plan 2015-2019, ‘Broadening Horizons’

Posted in Governance and administration on September 25th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Professor Barry, members of the Governing Authority, staff, students and guests, I am delighted to have been asked to come to UL this morning to officially launch the University’s new Strategic Plan for the period 2015 to 2019 …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 25 September]

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Munster Rugby to develop new training centre at UL

Posted in Governance and administration on September 11th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Munster Rugby and the University of Limerick have signed an agreement on the location of Munster’s new single training centre. Construction has commenced on the new facility, which will be located adjacent to the existing UL Arena …” (more)

[Kathy Masterson, Limerick Post, 11 September]

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University of Limerick named University of the Year

Posted in Governance and administration on September 26th, 2014 by steve

“The University of Limerick has been named ‘University of the Year 2015’ in the Sunday Times Good University Guide. UL’s leading position in graduate employability, strong research commercialisation, the €52 million Bernal Project in science and engineering and a rising academic performance were among the reasons for the Award …” (more)

[Andrew Carey, Limerick Post, 26 September]

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University of Limerick president vows to deliver on major infrastructure plans

Posted in Governance and administration on May 19th, 2014 by steve

“What’s good for society is good for business, more than 200 business leaders, sports stars and philanthropists were told at the University of Limerick President’s Dinner 2014 …” (more)

[Independent, 19 May]

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LIT, UL and MIC sign up to new ‘strategic alliance’

Posted in Governance and administration on May 8th, 2014 by steve

“Plans for a massive student village in the city centre have taken a step closer this week with the signing of a new strategic alliance between LIT, UL and MIC …” (more)

[Alan Owens, Limerick Leader, 8 May]

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UL students fail to approve levy for €16.5m projects

Posted in Governance and administration on April 3rd, 2014 by steve

“The president of the University of Limerick has expressed disappointment that the student levy referendum to approve €16.5m worth of new developments on campus has failed to pass for a second time …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 3 April]

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Top author takes creative writing chair at University of Limerick

Posted in Governance and administration on February 17th, 2014 by steve

“Bestselling author Joseph O’Connor has been announced as the inaugural Frank McCourt Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Limerick …” (more)

[Limerick Post, 17 February]

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‘Town meets gown’ in UL plan for city centre campus

Posted in Governance and administration on December 15th, 2013 by steve

“The University of Limerick’s plans to develop a city centre campus will see 500 students based full-time in the heart of the city …” (more)

[Mike Dwane, Limerick Leader, 14 December]

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LIT and Mary Immaculate support city centre student village

Posted in Governance and administration on December 13th, 2013 by steve

“Limerick looks set to be literally rejuvenated with all three third-level institutions ready to collaborate on a major plan for a student village in the city centre …” (more)

[Mike Dwane, Limerick Leader, 13 December]

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UL capital development plan to ‘spur regeneration’

Posted in Governance and administration on December 12th, 2013 by steve

“The commitment by the University of Limerick to build student accommodation and a campus in the heart of the city is a shot in the arm for Limerick Regeneration, according to the minister responsible for the programme …” (more)

[Mike Dwane, Limerick Leader, 11 December]

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UL €100m loan agreement with EIB delivers flagship project to city centre

Posted in Governance and administration on December 10th, 2013 by steve

“The University of Limerick yesterday signed a €100 million loan agreement with the European Investment Bank to part-fund a €224m five-year development plan which will provide more than 700 construction jobs and nearly 300 full-time academic posts …” (more)

[Jimmy Woulfe, Irish Examiner, 10 December]

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Student village in Limerick is part of €224m UL plan

Posted in Governance and administration on December 6th, 2013 by steve

“Plans for a city centre student village are expected to be part of the University of Limerick capital development plan 2014-18, which will be launched on Monday with the signing of a €100 million loan from the European Investment Bank …” (more)

[Alan English, Limerick Leader, 6 December]

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University of Limerick honours top alumni

Posted in Governance and administration on October 22nd, 2013 by steve

“The University of Limerick has honoured three of its ‘outstanding graduates’ at the annual UL alumni awards gala dinner …” (more)

[Anne Sheridan, Limerick Leader, 22 October]

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UL hopes €52m project will see it rise up the ranks

Posted in Research on October 18th, 2013 by steve

“Taoiseach Enda Kenny has launched a first-of-its-kind €52m science and engineering project at the University of Limerick which will create new R&D concepts for use in the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries …” (more)

[Jimmy Woulfe, Irish Examiner, 18 October]

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