Research that makes a real difference

Research that makes a real difference
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Dr Mary Shire, Vice President Research, University of Limerick

The University of Limerick has often been described as innovative, pioneering and connected to the real world. We pride ourselves on a reputation for delivering research which makes an impact for industry, society and the wider community.

A significant aspect of our research strategy is a commitment to deliver research which moves the world forward. This strategy is in line with Global, European and National research policy and the University of Limerick is well placed to be a leader in the area of research impact.

Through our ecosystem of multidisciplinary research teams, our contributions are evident across a range of areas from award-winning inventions, to national policy, improved patient care and the generation of high value jobs. Through the Bernal Project, we are attracting world leaders in fields which are aligned to Ireland’s national research initiatives in areas of strategic importance to our economy and future growth.

University of Limerick Research Impact is an opportunity to highlight best practice among our research community. We have selected a number of case studies which clearly illustrate the real impact our research continues to make. The guiding principle of pursuing excellent research that is measurable, achieved through collaboration and focused on the ultimate goal of delivering impact is the cornerstone to our research strategy. I hope you enjoy reading our case studies and watching the interviews with our researchers.

Dr Mary Shire, Vice President Research, University of Limerick

Research Impact Editor

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