University of Limerick


University of Limerick has been participating in the Erasmus programme since 1988 and is part of an extensive Erasmus network that includes over 240 European university partners. Limerick is a popular destination for European students – the University welcomes 400 students each year from countries such as Spain, France, Sweden, Hungary, Slovakia and Malta.
Over 300 UL students participate in Erasmus exchanges each year – for some students, Erasmus is an integrated element of their programme, and for others, it is offered as an alternative to Cooperative Education.
The Centre for Irish-German Studies was founded in September 1997 at the University of Limerick. It was officially launched at the 1st Limerick Conference for Irish-German Studies. The main aim of the Centre is to encourage and support research dealing with all
aspects of Irish-German relations. The term ‘German’ in the Centre’s name is to be understood in a linguistic rather than a geographical sense. In particular, the centre aims to encourage and facilitate interdisciplinary research into all aspects of contacts between Ireland and the German-speaking countries; to create a forum of discussion for interested parties, in the form of seminars, guest lectures and conferences; to co-ordinate and encourage the compilation of Irish material on Austria, Germany and Switzerland and German language material on Ireland as a resource base for researchers; to increase knowledge about German-speaking countries, their societies and cultures as well as Irish German relations in the region, and further promote mutual understanding.

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