- 517 QS World University Rankings 2018
- 537 THE World University Rankings 2018
- 101 THE Young University Rankings 2017
|Living cost||B$ 1,122 per month|
|Student population||Large (More than 10,000)|
About University of Limerick
The UL campus is truly one of the most beautiful university campuses anywhere in the world. Visitors never fail to be impressed by this peaceful green place with its trees, its fountains and the beautiful river Shannon flowing majestically through it all. In spring, UL is a symphony of birdsong, while in autumn, it is a celebration of colour. Known as Irelands Sporting Campus, the sporting facilities on campus are second to none.
Many students live close to the university campus, particularly in Castletroy. There is also a good amount of student accommodation on campus, arranged into five student villages.
The University of Limerick strategic plan Broadening Horizons, reflects our intention to further raise the level of ambition of our staff and students. This plan is very much outward facing. It reaches out to communities and employers, to Limerick city and the local region, to our alumni, to external collaborators and to the international scene in a particularly powerful way. Firstly, we believe that lasting transformation will be achieved by sustaining and building on our achievements.
We therefore commit ourselves to embedding in Broadening Horizons the activities that have incrementally gathered momentum under Pioneering & Connected. Secondly, we will focus on accentuating our distinctiveness. As a research-led university, we will remain distinctive through our relentless focus on research with impact, graduate employability, industry engagement and the provision of an outstanding campus environment.
Finally, we will continue to raise our international profile. This will be achieved by further internationalising the UL student experience, improving the global currency of UL degrees, attracting more international students and staff and accessing leading international research networks. This will enable our staff and students to bring their particular UL story to the world and create new opportunities to invite the world to Limerick.
UL is ranked among the top three universities in Europe for career preparation, combining theory and practical education to equip students with the skills needed to thrive in their careers after graduation. 2,000 UL students across 56 degree programmes undertake a six- to eight-month placement each year as a formal, academically-accredited compulsory element of their degree programme. About a fifth of these placements are with an international company.
Popular employers include Intel, Dell, Microsoft, Google, Stryker, Regeneron, Northern Trust, Bank of Ireland
Notable alumni include Irish 2016 Olympian Thomas Barr, Riverdance co-choreographer and dancer Jean Butler, Canadian software-engineer pioneer David Parnas, former Ireland and USA rugby coach Eddie O'Sullivan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Tamar Beruchashvilli
Sunday Times University of the Year in 2015, and Law School of The Year 2017 - Irish Law Awards
The Student Experience
The student experience is also extremely important and the University has the #1 ranked student experience by international students of all European Universities (iGraduate Barometer 2017). UL is an exceptional place to learn more, live more and be more.