University of Limerick Announces Multi-million Initiative and 225 jobs | Limerick Post Newswrite

| October 17, 2013

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THERE are 225 jobs on the way for Limerick with the announcement this week of the €52 million science and engineering initiative at the University of Limerick,.

‘The Bernal Project’ will make a significant contribution to Ireland’s national research initiatives in the areas of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Energy Research and Development.

The project involves the recruitment of 10 world leading professors, a start-up seed fund to support their teaching and research activity and the construction of a new advanced research building on campus.

The University of Limerick Foundation has committed to providing €36million in philanthropic funding for this project primarily from the Atlantic Philanthropies, the project’s main sponsor to date with a commitment of €26.3million.  The balance will come from state funding and University funds.

150 construction jobs will be created in building the new building with a further 75 long-term, sustainable research and teaching positions, amounting to a total of 225 jobs being created by the Bernal Project. The Bernal Laboratory will house fully-equipped laboratory facilities in a 7,459m2 building. The building project has begun with completion envisaged by 2015.

 

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Bernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news.