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University of Limerick
Ollscoil Luimnigh

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Motto Eagna Chun Gnímh (wisdom in action)
Established 1972
Chancellor Mr Seán Donlon
President Mr John O'Connor (acting)
Faculty 420
Students 13,000
Alumni 31,000
Location Limerick, Republic of Ireland
Address National Technological Park
Limerick
Telephone +353-61-20 2700
Affiliations AUA, EUA, LAOTSE, IUA, UI
Website http://www.ul.ie

The University of Limerick (UL) 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 in the same day by the establishment of Dublin City University. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Look up Alumnus in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... The European University Association (EUA) is the main voice of the higher education community in Europe. ... LAOTSE (Links to Asia by Organizing Traineeship and Student Exchange) is an international network of leading universities in Europe and Asia. ... The Irish Universities’ Association (IUA) is the representative body of the heads of the seven Irish universities and is based at Merrion Square, Dublin. ... Universities Ireland is an organisation which promotes collaboration and co-operation between universities in Ireland, including those both in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... Image File history File links University_of_Limerick_2005. ... A National Institute for Higher Education (NIHE) was a category of higher education institution established in Ireland to provide higher level technical education above the standard of the then established Regional Technical College system but at university level. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... The Republic of Ireland has a common law legal system with four main sources of law: Constitution of Ireland (Bunreacht na hÉireann) Legislation Primary Legislation - Acts of the Oireachtas Secondary Legislation - Statutory Instrument Case law European Community Law Historical The state became independent in 1922 as the Irish Free... Motto: none Anthem: (Irish for The Soldiers Song) Capital (and largest city) Dublin Irish, English Government Republic  - President Mary McAleese  - Taoiseach Bertie Ahern Independence from United Kingdom   - Declared 21 January 1919   - Recognised 6 December 1922  Accession to EU January 1, 1973 Area  - Total 70,273 km² (120th) 27,133... Dublin City University (DCU) is a university situated in Whitehall on the Northside of Dublin in Ireland. ...


The university is located along the River Shannon, on a 200 acre (0.8 km²) site in the 600 acre (2.4 km²) National Technological Park at Plassey, 5 km from Limerick city centre. The university has currently in excess of 9,000 full-time undergraduate students and 1,000 part-time students. There are also over 800 research postgraduates and 1,300 taught postgraduate students at the university. Each year over 2,000 students are allocated work placement, the Cooperative Education programme, one of the first such programmes in the State. It is by far the fastest-expanding university in Ireland. The River Shannon (Irish: Sionainn), Irelands longest river, divides the West of Ireland (mostly the province of Connaught) from the east and south (Leinster and most of Munster). ... An acre is an English unit of area, which is also frequently used in the United States and some Commonwealth countries. ... Plassey is an area of County Limerick on the River Shannon, near Castletroy and Limerick City. ... City Centre is a Local Government ward in the City of Manchester. ...

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History

According to Dr Edward M Walsh, first President of the University of Limerick, the Mayor of Limerick applied to have a Queen's College[1] located in the city in 1845, losing out to Cork and Galway instead. WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... The Queens University of Ireland was established formally by Royal Charter on September 3, 1850 as the degree awarding university of the Queens Colleges of Belfast, Cork, and Galway that were established in 1845 to afford a university education to members of all religious denominations in Ireland. ... University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork - or more commonly University College Cork (UCC) - is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland located in Cork. ... The National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI, Galway) (Irish: Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh) can trace its existence to 1845 as Queens College, Galway and was known until recently as University College, Galway (UCG) and is located in Galway, Ireland. ...


The Limerick University Project Committee was founded in September 1959[2] as a project of the 1957 Mayor of Limerick, Ted Russel. Another supporter, The Hon Mr Justice Dermot P Kinlen, was a High Court judge and later the first State Inspector General of Prisons and Places of Detention. Both Mr Russell and Mr Justice Kinlen were awarded honorary degrees by the university in 2002. The High Court (Irish: An Ard-Chúirt) of the Republic of Ireland is a court which deals at first instance with the most serious and important civil and criminal cases, and also acts as a court of appeal for civil cases in the Circuit Court. ... An honorary degree (Latin: honoris causa ad gradum, not to be confused with an honors degree) is an academic degree awarded to an individual as a decoration, rather than as the result of matriculating and studying for several years. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


The State was reluctant to found more university-level institutions, and in the late-1960s developed a policy of creating second-tier colleges which led to the foundation of the National Institute for Higher Education (NIHE) at Limerick, with Dr Walsh appointed as Director of the Institute on January 1, 1972. The first students were enrolled in 1972 when the institute was opened by then Taoiseach, Jack Lynch. The Shannon Development Company was an early supporter of the project and its influence led to the creation of the National Technological Park[3] beside the Institute after its foundation. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The Taoiseach ( or [1]) — plural: Taoisigh ( or [1]) — or, more formally, An Taoiseach[2], is the head of government of the Republic of Ireland and the leader of the Irish cabinet, the rough equivalent of a prime minister under the Westminster System. ... John (Jack) Mary Lynch (15 August 1917—20 October 1999), was the fourth Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland, serving two terms in office; 1966 to 1973 and 1977 to 1979. ... Company logo Shannon Development is an important regional development body for the Shannon Region of the Republic of Ireland and encompases counties Clare, Limerick, and parts of Kerry, Offaly and Tipperary. ...


The College of Education was created in 1991 from the dissolved Thomond College of Education, Limerick that shared a common campus with the university. Thomond College of Education was founded in 1973 as the National College of Physical Education, and now forms the Department of Educational and Professional Studies focuses on secondary education programmes. Mary Immaculate College, Limerick currently functions under the College of Education and focuses on primary education and arts programmes. Thomond College of Education, Limerick (Coláiste Oideachais Thuamhurnhan, Luimneach in Irish) was established in 1973 in Limerick, Ireland as the National College of Physical Education to train physical education teachers. ... Secondary education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A large elementary school in Magome, Japan. ... The Arts is a broad subdivision of culture, comprised of many expressive disciplines. ...


The university, and previously as an institute, is unique in Ireland in that it has synthesized many American ideas in education and introduced them into Ireland; for instance the university introduced a cooperative education programme and grade point average marking, whilst the presidential style of its founding director and previous president until 1998, Dr Edward M Walsh, is regarded as very effective and greatly assisted its raising to university status. During the 1980s the limited state of Government finances led Dr Walsh and his team to attract European Investment Bank and World Bank funding in addition to private and alumni donors at a time when Irish universities depended heavily on the State for funds and did not aggressively seek other avenues of finance. Cooperative education is a structured method of combining academic education with practical work experience. ... A grade in education can mean either a teachers evaluation of a students work or a students level of educational progress, usually one grade per year (often denoted by an ordinal number, such as the 3rd Grade or the 12th Grade). This article is about evaluation of... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... The European Investment Bank (the Banque Européenne dInvestissement) is the European Unions financing institution and was established under the Treaty of Rome (1957) to provide loan finance for capital investment furthering European Union policy objectives, in particular regional development, Trans-European Networks of transport, telecommunications and energy... Logo of the World Bank The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD, in Romance languages: BIRD), better known as the World Bank, is an international organization whose original mission was to finance the reconstruction of nations devastated by WWII. Now, its mission has expanded to fight poverty by means... An alumn (with a silent n), alum, alumnus, or alumna is a former student of a college, university, or school. ...


In 1989 before becoming a university, the name ' Technological University of Limerick' was seriously considered as a title for the new university, this been probably considered as a complement to the strength of the institutes courses in technology, or a derivative name of the proposed federal National Technological University which instead lead to the University of Limerick in its own right. Until the mid-1990s it operated a trimesterised academic term, then changed to US-style semesterisation. By the mid 20th century humans had achieved a level of technological mastery sufficient to leave the surface of the planet for the first time and explore space. ... Germans dancing on the Berlin Wall in late 1989, the symbol of the cold war divide falls down as the world unites in the 1990s. ... An academic term is a division of an academic year, the time during which a school, college or university holds classes. ...


In 2005 the university introduced a new corporate logo. This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ...


Organisation

Faculty

The university refers to its six faculties as "colleges", these are: A faculty is a division within a university. ...

  • Kemmy Business School
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Humanities
  • College of Informatics and Electronics
  • College of Science

The one linked college of the university is:

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick (Mary I or MIC), established in 1898, is linked to the University of Limerick since 1991. ...

Student

The university has a Students' Union representing the student body. Many societies and sporting clubs exist for social activities and inter-varsity competition. The university also has a Postgraduate Students' Association, with a full-time sabbatical postgraduate president which represents the postgraduate student body. It is one of only two Irish universities with such a position. The University of Limerick Students Union (Aontas na Mac Léinn, Ollscoil Luimnigh) is the representative body for all students at the University of Limerick, situated in Limerick, Ireland The National Institute of Higher Education (NIHE) was founded in Limerick in 1972. ... The largest Students Union building at Oklahoma State University, which doubles as a student activity center (student union in the USA) A students union, student government, student leadership,or student council is a student organization present in many elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities. ...


Accommodation

Many of the housing districts in close proximity to the University are in the majority populated by students, especially in the adjacent Castletroy area. In recent years, several large student apartment complexes have been built (about 15-20 mins walk from the University) under Section 50 tax incentives. The university is notable compared to other Irish universities in that a significant amount of accommodation is on-campus. There are five on-campus student villages, the most recently having been opened for residents in 2006.


The oldest is Plassey Village, situated opposite the university's main gate. This accommodates 424 students in terraced houses consisting of either four or eight bedrooms and a kitchen/living area and was built between 1989 and 1992.


Kilmurry Village is the second oldest student village and is located in the east of the campus. It accommodates 540 students in six or eight bedroomed, terraced houses.


Dromroe Village was completed in 2001 and is located on the south bank of the River Shannon. It houses 457 students in six, four or two bedroomed ensuite apartments. The River Shannon (Irish: Sionainn), Irelands longest river, divides the West of Ireland (mostly the province of Connaught) from the east and south (Leinster and most of Munster). ...


Thomond Village was opened for the Autumn 2004 semester and comprised the first university buildings to be located on the north bank of the River Shannon, in County Clare. It has accommodation for 504 students in six, four, two or one bedroom apartments. County Clare (Contae an Chláir in Irish) is in the Irish province of Munster. ...


Cappavilla Village is a the newest student village, opened in September 2006 on the North Bank, in close proximity to the new Health Sciences Building. 2006 (MMVI), a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Expansion

Over the past decade or more, the campus has expanded greatly and is widely regarded as the finest in Ireland. The Foundation Building, including the University Concert Hall (now home to the Irish Chamber Orchestra) and the Glucksman Library & Information Services Building were built in the early 1990s. The years 20002004 saw the addition of the Computer Science & Information Services (CSIS) building, Materials & Surface Science Institute (MSSI) building, Students Union Building, Dromroe Student Village, a large sports arena and, alongside that, Ireland's first Olympic-standard 50 metre swimming pool. In 2005 the Engineering Research Building and Millstream Courtyard buildings opened in a complex near the Foundation Building. The Irish Chamber Orchestra is a small string orchestra based in the University of Limerick. ... The Irish Chamber Orchestra, or ICO, is a small string orchestra based in the University of Limerick. ... Lewis Glucksman (December 22, 1925 — July 5, 2006) was a former Lehman Brothers trader and former chief executive officer of Lehman Brothers, Kuhn, Loeb Inc. ... Germans dancing on the Berlin Wall in late 1989, the symbol of the cold war divide falls down as the world unites in the 1990s. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The university is constantly expanding, with the Kemmy Business School building currently under construction alongside the Schuman Building, and several new buildings opening on the north bank of the River Shannon. The "University Bridge", officially opened in late 2004, provides road and pedestrian access to what is planned as a complete second "North Bank" campus. Thomond Village was the first facility on the North Bank, opening in 2004, and was followed by the Health Sciences Building in 2005. A second bridge, this one pedestrian only, is under construction between the North and South Banks from the Millstream Courtyard to the Health Sciences Building. As of 2006, Cappavilla Village is under construction on the North Bank, and a building for the Irish World Music Centre (currently located in the Foundation Building basement) is due to be built. The university owns more land on the north bank of the Shannon and it hopes to expand the North Bank campus to the size of the original campus. 2006 (MMVI), a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Much of this work is due to the contributions of the UL Foundation - a group of corporate, graduate and individual patrons to the university. The remaining funds are usually from the Irish Government or the European Union. Government Buildings in Dublin. ...


The university is also actively expanding its academic expertise. In the 2005-2006 academic year, the university is debuting a five year Bachelor of Architecture course [LM099][4]. The head of the school will be Merritt Bucholz. The university is also lobbying hard with regard to the potential establishment of a Graduate Studies medical programme for science graduates, and recently signed an agreement with St George's, University of London with this in mind. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI), a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch. ... St Georges, University of London (SGUL) is, a specialist medical college of the University of London. ...


Footnotes

  1. ^ The Early Years, Dr Edward M Walsh, President Emeritus
  2. ^ UL25 - Origins
  3. ^ Detached and Attached Universities: Developing the Dublin and Shannon Regions
  4. ^ LM099 - Bachelor of Architecture

See also

The Republic of Irelands education system is quite similar to that of most other western countries. ... This is a list of colleges and universities in the Republic of Ireland, some colleges are constituent colleges of universities. ...

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Landmarks: Bunratty | St. Mary's | King John's Castle | St. John's | Hunt Museum

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University of Limerick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1241 words)
The University of Limerick (UL) 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.
The university is located along the River Shannon, on a 200 acre (0.8 km²) site in the 600 acre (2.4 km²) National Technological Park at Plassey, 5 km from Limerick city centre.
The university is also lobbying hard with regard to the potential establishment of a Graduate Studies medical programme for science graduates, and recently signed an agreement with St George's, University of London with this in mind.
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The Queens University of Ireland was established formally by Royal Charter on September 3, 1850 as the degree awarding university of the Queens Colleges of Belfast, Cork, and Galway that were established in 1845 to afford a university education to members of all religious denominations in Ireland.
The University of Limerick Students Union (Aontas na Mac Léinn, Ollscoil Luimnigh) is the representative body for all students at the University of Limerick, situated in Limerick, Ireland The National Institute of Higher Education (NIHE) was founded in Limerick in 1972.
The University of Limerick (UL) 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.
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