The University of Limerick (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. UL was awarded prestigious 5-star rankings for graduate employability, innovation and knowledge transfer, teaching, engagement, internationalization, and infrastructure by QS Stars’ independent assessors.
With close to 16,500 students, including more than 2,000 international students each year, UL is a young and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and scholarship. 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 programs across Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Education and Health Sciences, Science and Engineering, and the Kemmy Business School. UL also delivers a strong postgraduate offering with more than 100 taught postgraduate programs at the Doctoral and Post-doctoral levels.
UL pioneered the concept of Cooperative Education in Ireland, placing more than 2,000 students in paid and semi-paid work placements annually – 30% of these as international placements. These valuable work experiences make UL graduates more employable, which is why 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. UL houses some of the most innovative and successful research centers in Ireland. The Nexus Innovation Centre is a growing community of international researchers and entrepreneurs that supports new businesses and the creation of jobs.
Known as ‘Ireland’s Sporting Campus’, UL boasts Ireland’s first altitude training center, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, and the National Strength and Conditioning Centre. The new 3G pitches are the largest artificial grass development in Europe and the Sports Arena attracts more than 600,000 visitors each year. Cafes, restaurants, student and faculty accommodation options, and a range of on-campus facilities provide an outstanding student experience and a stimulating working environment.