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Established in 1972, the University of Limerick is an internationally focused university with over 10,500 students. Limerick is an energetic and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research. The university's mission is to promote and advance learning and knowledge through teaching, research, and scholarship in an environment that encourages innovation and upholds the principle of free inquiry and self-expression. Facilities include modern, well-equipped classrooms, a student center with lounges, a theater, and an art gallery. The study abroad program at the University of Limerick is designed to meet the learning needs of American and other foreign students. Course offerings are provided well in advance in order for students to choose their courses. The program immerses students into the academic and social life of the university by providing field trips and on-campus activities. There are sixty student-run clubs and societies.
The University of Limerick is in Limerick, the third largest city in Ireland. Limerick was founded as a Viking fortress over a thousand years ago. The University is on the banks of the river Shannon, three miles from the city center.
The College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), a partnership of colleges and universities—two and four year, large and small, public and private, domestic and foreign—encompasses the broad spectrum of international higher education. CCIS members sponsor a variety of programs, notably study abroad programs and professional development seminars for faculty and administrators, which are designed to enhance international/intercultural perspectives within the academic community.
The University of Limerick was established in 1972 as the National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick and classified as the University of Limerick in 1989. Limerick is an independent, internationally focused university with over 10,500 students. It is a young, energetic and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research. Limerick is situated on a superb riverside campus of over 131 hectares with the River Shannon as a unifying focal point. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and working environment. The University of Limerick is a vibrant and rapidly growing community of scholars located 5km from Limerick City and 20km from Shannon International Airport and with a campus enrollment of some 10,534 students.