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Institutes And Centres

Research Institutes, Centres and Units

UL's research successes are enhanced by the ongoing development of interdisciplinary research institutes, centres & units, and collaboration with international academic and industrial partners. UL currently has 4 multidisciplinary institutes and 36 centres across departments and colleges. The following is a list of the approved institutes, centres and units within UL, with links to further information about each.

Research Institutes

Research Centres

Research Units


Research Institutes


Materials & Surface Science Institute

 Stokes Institute

 Stokes Institute

  Lero The Irish Software Resear

 Lero The Irish Software Research Centre


Health Research Institute


Research Centres


Faculty of Science & Engineering

Automation Research Centre

Biomedical Electronics Research Centre 


Centre for Advancement of Mathematical Education in Technology

Centre for Applied Biomedical Engineering Research 

Centre for Biostatistics 

Centre for Computational Musiciology and Computer Music

Composites Research Centre

Data Communications Security Laboratory 

Education Media Research Centre

Energy and Sustainable Environment

Enterprise Research Centre

Environmental Research Centre

Food Science Research Centre 

Irich Centre for Composites Research

Interaction Design Centre

John Holland Research Centre 

Localisation Research Centre

MACSI - Mathematics Application Consortium for Science & Industry

Microelectronics and Semiconductor Research Centre 

Mobile and Marine Robotics Research Centre

Optical Fibre Sensors Research Centre

Software Quality Research Laboratory

Telecommunications Research Centre

Wireless Access Research Centre


Faculty of Education & Health Sciences

4i Centre for Interventions in Infection, Inflammation & Immunity

Centre for Pre-Hospital Research

Centre for Social Issues Research

PE PAYS Research Centre

Research Centre for Education and Professional Practice

Kemmy Business School

Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies 

Centre for Information and Knowledge Management

International Centre for Sustainable Enterprises 

National Centre for Tourism Policy Studies



Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Centre for Applied Language Studies

Centre for Criminal Justice 

Centre for European Studies

Centre for Historical Research

Centre for Irish-German Studies

Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

Ralahine Centre for Utopian Studies



Research Units


Kemmy Business School

Employment Relations Research Unit 


Faculty of Education & Health Sciences

Biomechanics Research Unit

Curriculum Development, Evaluation and Policy Research Unit 


Faculty of Science and Engineering

Magnetic Research Laboratory 




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