Pictured are the first group of Asian Exchanges Students to come to UL under the Scheme.
The University of Limerick is set to benefit from a €5million European Research and Educational Collaboration with Asia (EURECA) project, which will see research scholars from some of Asia's most prestigious third level institutions coming to research at European Universities. UL is the only Irish third level institution partner in this collaboration, which aims to establish a Eurasian academic mobility Network, for achieving excellence in research and education in a global context.
Being a partner in this project will offer UL excellent visibility opportunities in prestigious Asian Universities in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. It is hoped that the project will attract significant teaching and research resources to UL over the coming years. Under the project there will be the opportunity for several undergraduate, masters, PhD students as well as faculty and post-doctorate staff to come to UL to carry out research for periods between three to 12 months.
Speaking about the benefits to UL of being included in this prestigious collaboration, Dr. M. Ali Babar, a senior researcher with Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre at UL said: "The exchange of students/ personnel, knowledge and competences in multiple study domains of science and technology by the consortium is expected to have a positive and long ranging impact on the socio-economic development of Asia in a sustainable manner. On the other hand, EU will gain knowledge about the socio-technological setup prevailing at the developing Asian countries and will be able to engage in long-standing business relations with the Asian economies."
Any faculty members who are interested in working on research projects with these potential exchange students should contact Dr. M. Ali Babar: Muhammad.AliBabar@lero.ie. Further information on this project is available from http://www.mrtc.mdh.se/eureca/