Established in 1972, the University of Limerick is an independent university with an international focus with more than 16,500 students and approximately 1,700 employees. It is a young, energetic and entrepreneurial university with a proud history of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarships. The University offers programs in a wide range of disciplines, including arts, business, engineering and construction, health and medicine, information and communication technology, law, mathematics, and natural sciences. UL has many leading marketing programs and several that are unique to Ireland.
UL pioneered the concept of Cooperative Education in Ireland, placing more than 2,000 students in work placements annually, 30% of these as international placements. These valuable work experiences make UL graduates more employable, which is why the employment rate for UL graduates is 15% higher than the national average.
The University is recognized for having one of the most spectacular and environmentally friendly third-level campuses in the world. The campus boasts unrivaled sports and cultural facilities, including Ireland’s first Olympic swimming pool, an indoor sports stadium, a boathouse with a state-of-the-art indoor rowing tank, the university’s 1,100-seat concert hall and the Irish Chamber Orchestra building.
Cafes, restaurants, student and faculty accommodation options, and a variety of campus facilities provide an exceptional student experience and stimulating work environment.