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UL international students bring €19m to Mid-West

More than 2,500 international students, representing over 100 countries, are attending the University of Limerick this year, providing a €19 million boost to the Mid-West. This figure figure is based on student spending estimates of between €7,000 and €12,000 in one year and does not include tuition fees paid to the university. Undergraduates at UL this year include 150 Brazilian students taking part in the Science without Borders programme. Josephine Page, director, International Education Division said, “International students make a very significance impact to our region in terms of our economy and tourism but also in the cultural links built which will continue for years to come.” University president, Professor Don Barry, said, “We have one of the largest Erasmus exchange programmes in Ireland; we have been welcoming study abroad students for the past 20 years and have made many academic links and partnerships with universities right across the globe.” Among the international students visiting UL this year are those taking …

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Scattery Island photo exhibition

THE  intriguing history of Scattery Island and Kililmer – Tarbert,  can be appreciated in a new photographic exhibition launched at the University of Limerick  by UL president, Professor Don Barry. The exhibition entitled ‘Inhabiting the Shannon Estuary: Scattery Island and Kilimer-Tarbert’ was developed from the activities of the Scattery Island Heritage and Tourism Forum which ran and won the ‘Community Gathering of the Year’ award from Chambers Ireland for their Island Gathering in July 2013. The Scattery Island exhibition was pieced together by the voluntary group whose long term aim is to preserve the physical and built environment on the island, working with the Office of Public Works and Clare County Council. The photographs are drawn from the Limerick City Museum Collection, the National Monuments Service, the Lawrence Collection in the National Library of Ireland and personal perspectives provided by the Forum members. Professor Barry said, “The exhibition illustrates the rich history of the island from its establishment as a …

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