About University of Limerick
University of Limerick was established in 1972 as the National Institute for Higher Education.Tvhe university was the first university established since the foundation of the State in 1922, followed later in the same day by the establishment of Dublin City University. The university has currently in excess of 11,000 full-time undergraduate students and 1,500 part-time students. There are also over 800 research postgraduates and 1,300 taught postgraduate students at the university. The Co-Operative Education (commonly called "Co-Op") programme allocates all students with an 8-month work placement as part of their degree. This is one of the first such programmes in the State.