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About University of Limerick

Welcome to University of Limerick

Now is a truly exciting time to join our dynamic and forward-looking institution. We are a fast-growing, five-star-rated university, where staff and students work collaboratively and create world-changing knowledge and research.
Established as an educational institution in 1972 and conferred as University in 1989, University of Limerick (UL) is an independent, internationally focused university with over 18,000 students and 2,000 members of staff. As one of Ireland’s foremost universities, we are recognised for our dedication to the student experience, our commitment to graduate employability, our industry-relevant, award-winning research and extensive community engagement. Our commitment is to make a difference by shaping the future through educating and empowering our students.
UL 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. The campus is just 5 km outside Limerick city and a 15-minute cycle. Regular buses serve UL, linking people to the city and all over Ireland. The university also sits on the gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way, a beautiful, rugged coastal route where you can explore the West Coast of Ireland from Cork to Donegal.
Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance the campus’s exceptional learning and research environment. This includes the 1,100-seat University Concert Hall which hosts some of the biggest names in Music and Comedy, Ireland’s largest all-weather pitch complex, 419 Laboratories (encompassing undergraduate teaching, research, specialist and high-tech facilities) and a state-of-the-art Medical School.
The campus which spans across two counties, connected by ‘The Living Bridge’, is home to the Nexus Innovation Centre supporting spin-out activity in the region and is central to the UL Enterprise Corridor which hosts numerous indigenous and multinational R&D companies. Adjacent to the University is the National Technology Park (NTP), Ireland’s first science/ technology park (263 hectares), which is home to more than 100 indigenous and major multinational corporations employing more than 5,000 people.
We welcome people from all corners of the globe and become a home to staff and students from many different countries and cultures. This is something we place a great deal of importance on at UL and we continue to build on a culture of inclusivity and community in which we value all of the people we study and work with.
From a supportive, friendly community of staff and students, to a range of staff development opportunities, there are lots of reasons why University of Limerick professional services staff love working here so much.
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University of Limerick is a research-led, energetic and enterprising institution with a proud record of innovation and excellence in education and scholarship. We value creativity, curiosity and excellence in our inclusive community which is committed to social good. Our motto Eagna chun Gnímh translates as Wisdom for Action reflecting our mission to contribute to the discovery of new knowledge for a better world.   
Founded to meet the educational challenges of modern Ireland, the University of Limerick is proud of its five decades of achievement and success in promoting new types of inquiry and learning, in forming pioneering partnerships and knowledge exchange initiatives and in ensuring that our graduates are knowledgeable and engaged citizens who enrich the communities in which they study, live and work. Today, over 117,000 of our alumni lead and shape business, culture and society worldwide.
UL continues to transform higher education and research in Ireland, providing innovative and sustainable solutions to local and global problems; that revitalise and create connections with internal and external partners; and that reflect our values and history as a university.
The University offers programmes across a wide range of disciplines, including arts, business, engineering and construction, health and medicine, information and communication technology, law, mathematics and natural sciences. UL has many marketing-leading programmes and several which are unique in Ireland. 
We value, support and encourage research excellence with demonstrable academic and societal impact across all disciplines. The research portfolio has expanded steadily in recent years, and our state-of-the-art research infrastructure has been enhanced through sustained investment and expansion, including funding for large-scale, UL-led national centres. The campus is home to the Nexus Innovation Centre supporting spin-out activity in the region and is central to the UL Enterprise Corridor which hosts numerous indigenous and multinational R&D companies. Adjacent to the University is the National Technology Park (NTP), Ireland’s first science/ technology park (263 hectares), which is home to more than 100 indigenous and major multinational corporations employing more than 5,000 people
The University’s mission is to build on the expertise of our scholars in creating, harnessing and imparting knowledge for the benefit of our students and the enrichment of our community.
UL is a community for the curious and problem solvers. By tackling challenges from clean energy to reducing inequalities, championing quality education to creating stronger communities and protecting our environment, this young agile university provides solutions and partners for change.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

As a socially responsible institution, we're continually working to better ourselves and ensure we provide an inclusive and safe environment for all students and staff.
We foster an organisational culture that is inclusive; where staff irrespective of gender participate equally at all levels. We are working to ensure we are a destination of choice for staff and students irrespective of their gender, by creating a fair and equitable workplace and study environment. Staff diversity is a key to excellence and innovation and we celebrate the strength that difference creates. Over the years we have implemented innovative policies and programmes to promote equal opportunity and to increase the participation of women in senior roles.

Virtual Tour

We have now launched an immersive Virtual Tour, that features 360° shots of the campus and interactive 'Action Zones', that allow users to tour UL for themselves.
Ready to explore your future workplace for yourself? Visit the Virtual Tour on our website!

UL Community

Campus for the Community
The University is recognised as possessing one of the most spectacular and environmentally sympathetic third-level campuses in the world. The campus has unrivalled sports and cultural facilities including Ireland’s first Olympic-size swimming pool, an indoor sports arena, a boathouse with a state-of-the-art indoor rowing tank, the 1,100-seat University Concert Hall, the Irish Chamber Orchestra Building, the Irish World Academy and an impressive range of visual art, including outdoor sculptures, the National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland and the Water Colour Society of Ireland Collection. Many of these amenities are available for use to the wider community.
UL Foundation
The University of Limerick Foundation was established in 1989 to provide, in partnership with UL, national and international leadership and funding for the University’s advancement. In its early years, the Foundation set the standard for Irish fundraising and that tradition continues today. With close to $200 million raised to date through its international network, the Foundation is a leading recipient of international philanthropic funding in Ireland.
The Foundation constantly strives to strengthen the links that the University has built with its graduate community and the business community on the island of Ireland and beyond. Guided and supported by a board of national and international leaders from business, industry and the arts, the Foundation is proud of the role that it plays in assisting the physical and academic development of the University and in ensuring that the University of Limerick continues to be at the heart of many national initiatives.
Alumni Association
Established in 1987, the University of Limerick Alumni Association (ULAA) is a membership organisation which provides an active link between graduates of UL and their alma mater in support of both the University and the growing alumni community (now numbering close to 55,000). Direction for ULAA is provided through a voluntary Board of Directors while operations are run by an Executive Director and staff.
Membership of ULAA is automatic for all UL graduates and provides the opportunity for members to maintain a life-long relationship with the University and fellow graduates. Alumni benefit from a wide range of services including access to ‘Universal’, an online community exclusive to UL graduates, quarterly web newsletter ‘alumni@UL’ and invitations to the annual Alumni Reunion Day, the Alumni-Student Debate and the Alumni lecture Series. ULAA is also a voice representing the views of alumni on campus and through which graduates can communicate with their alma mater. 
University of Limerick Environmental Committee - Promoting environmental awareness among the Campus Community
ULEnviroCom is a group of faculty, staff and students that advises the president on environmental issues and promotes environmental awareness in the University of Limerick campus community. The committee is responsible for proposing the adoption and implementation of environmental policies and also for evaluating this implementation. This is with a view to encouraging conscientious environmental management and facilitating mitigation of the university’s environmental impact.

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Mentoring at UL

Are you interested in developing your career at UL? Professional development of our colleagues is key to their success and contributes significantly to being the University we want to be – ambitious, collegiate and inclusive.  We all have a role to play in creating a culture where colleagues are supported to enable them to be their best.  The University’s mentoring scheme helps to achieve this. For more on mentoring, please click here.

Developing your Research Career

The UL Researcher Development Programme gives researchers an opportunity to develop and enhance the skills, knowledge and attributes necessary to complete your research and for your longer-term career ambitions. As part of the Irish Universities Association (IUA) Researcher Career Framework, researchers coming to UL will benefit from at least 5 days continued professional development (CPD) per annum.
The Aspiring Research Leaders programme is designed to enhance your skills to lead others, build relationships and improve your collaboration skills. This programme offers you all the tools you need to take the next step in your research career. For more on the Research Development Programme, please click here.

Further Study for UL Staff

At UL, we understand that your professional development is important for your career. See here to find out more about our professional development opportunities. Whether you are starting off in your career or an experienced manager, joining the University of Limerick will present opportunities to enhance your skill set, in a culture where we encourage all colleagues to lead from where you are at.

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