The University of Limerick (UL) is well-known for its focus on graduate employability, innovation and knowledge transfer, teaching, engagement, internationalisation and infrastructure. With close to 16,500 students, including more than 2,000 international students each year, the university’s mission is to bring innovation to education and support accessibility to learning for all via scholarships. A survey of Irish students recently voted UL Ireland’s most popular university with a satisfaction rating of 85%. UL offers more than 70 undergraduate programmes across Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Education and Health Sciences, Science and Engineering, and Business.
The University of Limerick is one of the pioneers behind the concept of Cooperative Education in Ireland, placing more than 2,000 students in paid and semi-paid work placements each year, with 30% of these being international placements. As a result of initiatives aimed at equipping graduates with ’employable’ skills, the UL graduate employment rate is 15% higher than the national average. 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. The university is home to some of the most innovative and successful research centres in Ireland, such as the Nexus Centre and many others.