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25 November 2014
First Taste of Paramedic Studies at UL

To coincide with College Awareness Week this week, the Access Office at the University of Limerick  hosted an Orientation Day in collaboration with the Graduate Medical School.  The focus of this Orientation Day is Paramedic Studies.  UL is currently developing an undergraduate programme in Paramedic Studies.

Pupils St. Enda’s Community School and the CBS in Sexton Street, were witnesses to a demonstration of  Emergency Services took place with a full crash… 24 November 2014

New School of Culture and Communication launched at UL

Minister for Education, Jan O’Sullivan TD has officially launched the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Limerick.

The new school is a unique interdisciplinary unit incorporating a diverse range of subject specialisms, including Léann na Gaeilge / Irish Language and Literature; Journalism and Media; English Literature and Creative Writing; and Technical Communication and Instructional Design. Research strengths include the study of Irish literature and… 24 November 2014

UL Researcher awarded €330K for new research into Acute Kidney Injury

It is estimated that at least 1 in 5 hospitalised adults develop Acute Kidney Injury (AKI). Emerging evidence suggests that AKI: is under-recognised in clinical practice; predicts an accelerated risk of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), and may be a risk amplifier for many other chronic diseases with death rates in excess of 20%.

Professor Austin Stack, Foundation Chair of Medicine, University Hospital Limerick, Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick has been awarded €330,000… 21 November 2014

GAA stars awarded High Performance Scholarships at UL

Thirty-three GAA athletes across Hurling, Gaelic Football and Camogie were awarded the first UL GAA – Bank of Ireland High Performance Scholarships at the University of Limerick.

Speaking at the event, UL President, Professor Don Barry said; “At UL, we are very proud indeed of our students’ achievements both academically and in the field of sport and we recognise that we are lucky to have some of the country’s greatest sports stars studying and training here. The… 20 November 2014

Academic Honour for UL Professor

Professor Mike Hinchey , Director of Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre at UL has recently been elected a member of Academy of Europe, a cross-Europe academy of high achieving academics.  Professor Hinchey is the first UL faculty member to be accorded this honour and is one of the academy’s 10 youngest members.

Professor Hinchey, as Vice President of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), founded in 1960 under the auspices of UNESCO…