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24 October 2014
€2.6m project to combat dialysis failure among research spotlighted at UL Hospital Symposium

The recent Annual UL Hospital Limerick Research Symposium featured world-leading research championed from the Mid-West region. Conference organiser, Professor Austin Stack, Foundation Chair of Medicine, University Hospital Limerick, Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to bring together researchers from the Mid-West region and capitalise on the huge pool of talent at UL Hospitals and its partner institutions."

Among the keynote… 20 October 2014

Lero among five world-class SFI research centres to benefit from €245 million investment

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, and Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation Damien English TD have announced Government and industry funding of €245 million for the establishment of five new world-class SFI Research Centres in Ireland. Lero – The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre which is head-quartered at the University of Limerick is among the 5 world-class research centres to benefit from this announcement.

Professor Mike Hinchey,… 16 October 2014

Irish Universities Launch Shared Service Jobs Portal

Ireland’s seven universities have launched a new shared services portal advertising all vacancies in Ireland’s university sector -

This shared service initiative has been developed collaboratively by the seven universities working under the umbrella of IUA. Formally launching, the Association’s Chief Executive, Ned Costello said:  “Our new gateway provides… 16 October 2014

UL Honours Student Volunteers as Numbers Continue to Rise

155 students from the University of Limerick were honoured today at the annual President’s Volunteer Award (PVA) ceremony held at UL. The President’s Volunteer Award Programme was established in 2010 to encourage students to engage with their communities and become lifelong believers in social responsibility. The 155 students, which represent the largest number to participate in the programme to date, included all elements of the student body, undergraduate, postgraduate, international… 14 October 2014

Drive-through diagnostics – making diagnosis more accurate and less expensive

UL research solves major scientific challenge which unlocks potential for rapid diagnostics tools. 

Research from the University of Limerick has unlocked a major scientific challenge which has exciting potential for point of care medical tests. The research entitled ‘Nanoelectrical analysis of single molecules and atomic-scale materials at the solid/liquid interface’ is reported in the current…