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Universities in Limerick

University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL) was established in 1972 as the National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick and classified as the University of Limerick in 1989. The University of Limerick is an independent, internationally focused university with over 11,300 students and 1,300 staff. It is a young, energetic and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship. University of Limerick is recognized by the Department of Education and Skills, Ireland. The University of Limerick's Bachelor of Science Pharmaceutical and Industrial Chemistry program is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. ISA participants studying at UL for a semester or academic-year have the opportunity to take a wide range of courses with local and international students, while ISA particpants studying at UL for a summer have the opportunity to take a wide range of Irish Studies or International Business courses with international students.

Popular areas of study at the University of Limerick include:

  • Business
  • Irish Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • Engineering
The University of Limerick is located along the Shannon River in Limerick City. A portion of the university's campus lies south of the river and the other portion lies north of the river. Both of these campuses are connected to one another by the Living Bridge and the University Bridge. The university's campus has gone through a major expansion over the years. Since 2005 the university has built a new Engineering building, Health Sciences building, Business School building, Languages building, among many other buildings. The University of Limerick is also home to the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance and the Irish Chamber Orchestra.

The University of Limerick was ranked 451-500 worldwide in the 2011 QS World University Rankings. The University of Limerick is also Ireland's only university to attain 5 stars for employability of graduates and for teaching in the 2011-2012 QS Stars ratings. Pat Cox, the former President of the European Parliament, and Jean Butler, the co-choreographer and dancer of Riverdance, are just a few of UL's notable alumni.