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Research at UL

The University of Limerick has an established reputation for being Ireland's leading university in industry-led research.  This has resulted in significant research commercialisation activities and collaboration between our leading researchers and industry.

The University of Limerick has often been described as innovative, pioneering and connected to the real world. We pride ourselves on a reputation for delivering research which makes an impact for industry, society and the wider community. The research focus at the University of Limerick is on research with consequences for economic and social benefit. This is characterised by the convergence of discrete disciplines working together to achieve fundamental breakthroughs whilst adopting a translational approach to ensure research results are translated more rapidly towards economic and social impacts for Ireland and beyond. UL is committed to research that will enable Ireland to transition towards a knowledge-based economy while supporting the societal implications of such transition.

UL's research and knowledge transfer activities span all of its faculties and disciplines. The University values and supports the excellence of output and achievement by its research community across all of its research areas. At the same time, the University recognises that research areas need to be prioritised so that effective research infrastructure, supported by appropriate human and physical resources, can be developed. To ensure sustainability, we are promoting the long-term development of
areas of recognised research strength, namely:

  • Materials
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Software
  • Health
  • Applied mathematical sciences


Internationally Recognised Research Institutes


Materials & Surface Science Institute

 Stokes Laboratories

 Stokes Institute

  Lero The Irish Software Resear

 Lero The Irish Software Research Centre


Health Research Institute


QS Stars 2015

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