German academic appointed to new role at University of Limerick

Professor Kerstin Mey

Professor Kerstin Mey, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean at University of Westminster has been appointed to the new role of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Engagement at University of Limerick.

Professor Mey, who is from Germany, will direct a number of key UL services, including the library, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Quality Support Unit, Academic Strategic Planning, Graduate and Professional Studies, Cooperative Education and Careers Division and the four UL academic faculties through the Deans.

UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald said that over the past 25 years Kerstin Mey has built a track record of successfully initiating and implementing pioneering academic and research initiatives and cultural projects in higher education.

“As an experienced leader and senior manager, she led major infrastructure and culture change programmes and set up a range of strategic external partnerships. We are very much looking forward to welcoming Professor Mey to UL and to Limerick”.

Professor Mey stated that she was attracted by UL’s values and its innovations in co-operative and entrepreneurship education, advanced research, academic programmes and rich offerings in culture and sport.

“I am very excited to work with UL staff, students, alumni, employers, partners and the wider community of Limerick and the region to shape the next generations of inquisitive and imaginative, engaged and resilient professionals, who make a difference in the world. I look forward to moving to Ireland and to continuing to promote a Europe that embraces openness and mobility, inclusion and equality,” she added.

Professor Mey is due to take up the UL post in April 2018.

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