IST College - University of Limerick

University of the Year in 2015 by The Sunday Times and a prestigious 5-star ranking overall by QS Stars independent assessors


University of Limerick


University of Limerick




Limerick, Ireland




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The University of Limerick (UL) was established in 1972 as the National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick and classified as the University of Limerick in 1989.

The University of Limerick is an independent, internationally focused university with over 13,000 students and 1,400 staff. 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.

It is a young, energetic and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship. With strong links to business and industry, the University of Limerick excels at translational research which aims to accelerate the practical application of academic research to benefit society.

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The University of Limerick was awarded the Sunday Times University of the Year 2015. UL’s leading position in graduate employability, strong research commercialisation, the €52million Bernal Project in science and engineering and a rising academic performance were among the reasons for the Award. The University of Limerick was awarded a prestigious 5-star rankings overall for graduate employability, innovation and knowledge transfer, teaching, engagement, internationalisation and infrastructure by QS Stars independent assessors.

A survey of Irish students recently voted the University of Limerick Ireland’s most popular university with a satisfaction rating of 85%.



The programmes of study of Limerick offered by IST are the following:

Bachelor’s Programmes

Bachelor’s Programmes

Humanities / Health Sciences