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LIT Students from over a dozen countries welcomed to Limerick by Mayor

The continued rise of LIT as a force in international education was clear this week as new students from all over the world were formally welcomed to Limerick by Mayor Kieran O’Hanlon and LIT’s International Office staff.

New LIT students from Canada, USA, Malaysia, China, Oman, Mexico, Barbados, Brazil, Pakistan, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, and a wide range of European countries received a warm welcome from the Mayor at a special event in Council chamber. While Ireland is famed for the warmth of its welcome, he emphasised the unique warmth of Limerick people. He expressed confidence that the students would experience that warmth of welcome as he talked them through the wealth of Limerick’s rich cultural, sporting and historical heritage, which he encouraged them to become involved with. Mayor O’Hanlon praised Limerick Institute of Technology and its International Office for the quality of the programmes, the campus and the services provided by the Institute.

Speaking at the event, LIT International Manager, Cliona Campbell said “LIT is attracting interest from all continents now. Our teaching, our programmes, our research, our industry engagement – these are all now held in high esteem globally as well as here in Ireland. In actively promoting the Institute on the world stage, LIT is promoting the region too. International scholars at LIT enrich their lives and their careers through what the Institute has to offer and they contribute much to the culture, diversity and local economy of the Limerick region.”

“It is a great pleasure to once more welcome more than 100 International Students to LIT for International Orientation week. LIT is also creating more opportunities for its local student population to take part of their education abroad and the Institute is experiencing increasing demand from prospective students at home, through CAO and direct entry, as well as from abroad. ”

LIT Head of Faculty, Business & Humanities, Donnacha McNamara, said that “The context for industry, business and our careers is increasingly global. The readiness of graduates for that environment can only be enhanced by having an international dimension to their higher education. Multinational corporations actively engage with LIT in shaping the taught content and practical elements of our programmes, through our philosophy of active learning. LIT is therefore especially well-placed to equip students from all parts of the world with a higher education that prepares them for today’s highly globalised workplace.”


LIT Students from over a dozen countries are welcomed to Limerick by Mayor Kieran O’Hanlon


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