University of Limerick has long been a leader on gender equality among Irish higher education institutions, with the highest percentage of female professors at 33%, and as one of the first two universities in Ireland to be granted the Athena SWAN (Scientific Women’s Academic Network) Bronze award in 2015 for advancing gender equality. Since then, five individual departments at … [Read more...] about University of Limerick Leads the Way on Gender Equality
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Matthew Gleeson, postgraduate researcher at the University of Limerick (UL), is the winner of Science Foundation Ireland’s Research Image of the Year competition for his picture “Lightning Wires.” The winning image was selected from over 40 submissions and will appear on the cover of the 2015 SFI Annual Report. This optical image shows sodium niobate micro/nano wires, grown … [Read more...] about University of Limerick’s Lightning Wires
Cathal Redmond, a 26-year-old University of Limerick student, has won the 2015 Irish James Dyson award for his underwater breathing invention.
His device, called the “Express Dive,” allows divers to breathe underwater for up to two minutes. When their air runs out, they simply resurface and refill the apparatus. As opposed to traditional snorkels, Express Dive gives divers … [Read more...] about Limerick Student Wins Irish
The president of the University of Limerick (UL) Don Barry said that the school’s €224 million Capital Development Plan would aim to deliver 12 major infrastructural development projects including a new Clinical Education Research building at University Hospital Limerick, and a city center campus that would include an academic building and student residences. The plans were … [Read more...] about New Education Research Building for Limerick
A Dublin-based start-up company, Wyldsson, is partnering with the University of Limerick using an Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher to investigate the impact of specialized nutrition for golf performance. Wyldsson specializes in developing healthy food products for elite athletes. Dave McGeady, of Wyldsson explains, “Hunger can be a serious issue for elite golfers, who can … [Read more...] about Is Specialized Nutrition the Key to Better Golf?