The University of Limerick is a distinctive, pioneering and connected university that shapes the future through educating and empowering people to meet the real challenges of tomorrow. At a time of profound and rapid societal change and a significant evolution in the role of universities UL has delivered innovative teaching, created better learning experiences for our students, undertaken world-class research and made ever-stronger contributions to meeting Ireland's needs.We can currently boast the best completion rates in the country and, even more importantly in these present times, UL has the best employment rates after graduation, a record of which we are very proud. UL also attracts a significant number of international students each year contributing to the internationalisation of our campus.
We offer excellent academic programmes, undergraduate, which are complemented by our Cooperative Education programme, full- and part-time postgraduate programmes and research opportunities.We are widely recognised for leading in the commercialising of research success and delivering value-added benefits to the wider community.
Campus Life Services aims to reduce our carbon footprint on the environment through engaging students in a number of environmental initiatives throughout the term. We are very fortunate in that our campus is located on a beautiful parkland site bordering the river Shannon.
Living on campus offers you an opportunity to enjoy your time at university to the full. The campus at the University of Limerick offers amenities which are among the best in the country and compare well with many worldwide renowned universities.
Opening in September 2012, The Quigley Residence is our newest development on the North Campus. Exclusively for postgraduate students, The Quigley Residence will house 120 students in comfortable 4 and 2-bed apartments. Located adjacent to the new UL Medical School Building, The Quigley Residence provides modern facilities in an attractive landscape.
The University of Limerick (UL) (Irish: Ollscoil Luimnigh) is a university in Ireland near the city of Limerick. It was established in 1972 as the National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick and became a university statute in 1989 in accordance with the University of Limerick Act 1989. The university was the first university established since the foundation of the State in 1922, followed later the same day by the establishment of Dublin City University.
The university is located along the River Shannon, on an 80 hectare (200 acres) site in the 240 hectares (600 acres) National Technological Park at Castletroy, 5 km from Limerick city centre. The university has currently in excess of 11,000 full-time undergraduate students and 1,500 part-time students.
There are also over 800 research postgraduates and 1,300 taught postgraduate students at the university. The Co-Operative Education (commonly called Co-Op) programme allocates all students with an 8-month work placement as part of their degree. This was the first such programmes in the state.
The University is renowned for its "UL Experience", and the sheer sense of community on campus.