University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL) (Irish: Ollscoil Luimnigh) is a university in Ireland near the city of Limerick. It was established in 1972 as the National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick and became a university by statute in 1989 in accordance with the University of Limerick Act 1989. The university was the first university established since the foundation of the State in 1922, followed later the same day by the establishment of Dublin City University. The university is located along the River Shannon, on a 80 hectares (200 acres) site in the 240 hectares (590 acres) National Technological Park at Castletroy, 5 km from Limerick city centre. The university has currently in excess of 11,000 full-time undergraduate students and 1,500 part-time students. There are also over 800 research postgraduates and 1,300 taught postgraduate students at the university. The Co-Operative Education (commonly called Co-Op) programme allocates all students with an 8-month work placement as part of their degree. This was the first such programmes in the state.

Website
http://www.ul.ie/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Limerick
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Computer Sciences

Researchers create 'brain-inspired computing architecture'

An international team of scientists including researchers at University of Limerick in Ireland have discovered a new molecule which could further increase ultra-fast decision making in computers.

Engineering

Eco-friendly device detects real-time pipe damage

A researcher at University of Limerick has developed a low-cost, environmentally friendly sensor that can detect damage in pipelines and could save water as a result.