University of Limerick History
The University of Limerick is a higher education institution situated in Limerick, Ireland. It was founded in 1972 as the National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick. It was the first university founded since Irish independence in 1922. The campaign for a university in Limerick began in the late 1950s. The institute was opened by Taoiseach Jack Lynch in 1972, where the first students were enrolled.
The University of Limerick Programs, Courses, and Schools
The University of Limerick consists of four faculties such as Kemmy Business School, Faculty of Education and Health Sciences (including the Graduate Medical School) , Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Also, there are two colleges which are linked to the university they are Mary Immaculate College and MIC, St. Patrick's Campus, Thurles.
University of Limerick Campuses
The University of Limerick has a Foundation Building, which includes the University Concert Hall, the library and several others, these buildings were built during the 1990s. The Materials & Surface Science Institute building, Dromore Student Village, a sports arena and swimming pool were built between 2000 and 2004. The Engineering Research Building and Millstream Courtyard buildings opened in a complex near the Foundation Building in 2005. There are new buildings which have opened on the north bank of the Shannon.
The University of Limerick Achievements and USP
The University of Limerick is ranked fourth in attracting students who attain over 500 points on the Leaving Certificate. It is the only college in Ireland to receive a maximum of five stars for its sports facilities. It is Ireland's only university to receive five stars for graduate employability and teaching. The school also received five stars for infrastructure, internationalization, innovation, and engagement.
University of Limerick Notable Alumni
Tamar Beruchashvili (Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia), Mike Casey (Limerick hurler), Gerard Hartmann (Physical therapist), Sinéad Millea (Kilkenny camogie player)
University of Limerick Programs
Average Academic Score
Undergraduate: EUR 15,360
Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.
Bachelors: September 30
Masters: September 30
Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.
University of Limerick Rankings
Student Faculty Ratio