University of Limerick
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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. UL is an independent, internationally focussed university with over 10,500 students and 1,200 staff. It is a young, energetic and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship. Its mission is to promote and advance learning and knowledge through teaching, research and scholarship in an environment that encourages innovation and upholds the principals of free enquiry and expression. Particular attention is paid to the generation of knowledge which is relevant to the needs of Irelands continuing socio-economic development. The University 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 mission of the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE) is the pursuit of excellence in teaching and research at the highest level. The Department currently has a large number of students undertaking taught and research programmes and a complement of 32 faculty and 17 technical & administrative staff.
Research programmes leading to Masters and PhD Degrees, in a range of research topics are undertaken in the ECE Dept. The current research constituents have a spectrum of activities that extend from basic research in producing novel sensors, to innovations in microelectronic circuit design and implementation, to broadband access networks, including: optical and wireless transmission, digital signal processing, radio frequency/microwave devices, networks protocols & software, real-time system formal design and data communications security, marine robotics, energy management and eco-design.