University of Limerick (Ireland)

The University of Limerick (UL) is a public university in Limerick, Ireland. Established in 1972 as the National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick, UL became a university in 1989. Its mission is to promote and advance learning and knowledge through teaching, research and scholarship in an environment which encourages innovation and upholds the principles of free enquiry and expression. Particular attention is paid to the generation of knowledge which is relevant to the needs of Ireland’s continuing socio-economic development. The University of Limerick has a strong and focused commitment to civic and community engagement. University of Limerick’s website>>

UL’s co-op program

 UL’s work placement program actively focuses on civic and community engagement with its students working in community development organizations, family resource centers, and youth support in disadvantaged areas. It ensures that student skills are applied to supporting special communities, working with homeless people, those with special needs. UL’s international student placements have a strong links with international development agencies and community development. Learn more>>

Environmental awareness

 UL EnviroCom is a group of faculty staff and students that promotes environmental awareness in the University of Limerick campus community. The committee is responsible for developing a campus culture that encourages conscientious environmental management. Learn more>>
UL is committed to development education, education for sustainable development and environmental awareness. Recent example of expertise in this area can be accessed here>>

Integrating civic and community engagement into UL students’ formal curriculum

UL is committed to providing a broad curriculum and the development of key graduate attributes. Students can acquire academic credits through reflective, evidence-based and research informed community engagement. Examples include students engaged in emancipatory community research and working in multi-disciplinary project teams to address identified needs within the community.  Learn more>>