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Professor Don Barry - President

Don Barry, President, University of LimerickWelcome to the website of the University of Limerick

The University of Limerick is a distinctive, pioneering and connected university that shapes the future through educating and empowering people to meet the real challenges of tomorrow. At a time of profound and rapid societal change and a significant evolution in the role of universities UL has delivered innovative teaching, created better learning experiences for our students, undertaken world-class research and made ever-stronger contributions to meeting Ireland's needs. We can currently boast the best completion rates in the country and, even more importantly in these present times, UL has the best employment rates after graduation, a record of which we are very proud. UL also attracts a significant number of international students each year contributing to the internationalisation of our campus. 

We offer excellent academic programmes, undergraduate, which are complemented by our Cooperative Education programme, full- and part-time postgraduate programmes and research opportunities. We are widely recognised for leading in the commercialising of research success and delivering value-added benefits to the wider community. 

In January 2011 we published our Strategic Plan 'Pioneering and Connected', the plan commits to developing a stronger international focus in all areas of UL activity and forging new ways of teaching and learning for students as well as seeking innovations in research that will attract resources while advancing the economic, educational and social development of the Shannon Region and the country over the next five years.

I hope I have given you a taste of our ambitions and our achievements. Whether you are a prospective student, graduate, or visitor I invite you to explore our website further to learn more about UL and how we can contribute to your ambitions and goals.  

Go raibh mile maith agaibh.

Prof Don Barry
President, UL

Professor Don Barry is a graduate of University College Cork where he graduated with a BSc in Mathematical Science and an MSc in Mathematics and Statistics. He later went on to graduate from Yale University with a PhD in Statistics.   Professor Barry's research interests include:  Bayesian Statistics; Epidemiology;  Semiparametric Estimation; Growth Curves and Applied Statistics in Medicine.

Professor Don Barry - CV

President's Inaugural Address  - 19th September 2007 

President's Welcome Message for Students of AY2012/13

President's Presentation to UL Faculty & Staff - 11th March 2009 [powerpoint presentation]

Watch the President's President Address to the Faculty & Staff - 11th March 2009

Professor Don Barry is the President of the University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland and as the Chief Executive Officer is ultimately responsible for all of the operations of the University. 

The President  of UL is supported by the Vice-President Academic and Registrar, the Corporate Secretary, Director of Finance, Vice President Research and the Director, Human Resources.

The profile and structure of the University of Limerick can be seen in the following document UL Profile 2012 (as gaeilge ÓL Próifíl 2012)

The President is also  responsible for fundraising activities through the University of Limerick Foundation.

The President is Chairperson of Academic Council and the Executive Committee and he is a member of the University Governing Authority. The President also chairs or is a member of all Governing Authority sub-committees.

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