BSc in Product Design and Technology students at UL, Jonathan Weir (left) from Shannon, Co. Clare and Eoin White (right) from Co. Waterford, who travelled overland by car to Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences in Spring 2011 with Barry Flanagan (absent) and David Perill (absent).
UL - Ireland's ERASMUS University
UL Tops Record and Emerges as Leading Erasmus University
The University of Limerick has emerged as the largest and most successful Erasmus programme in Ireland after performing exceptionally well this year. In 2011 a record 333 UL students studied in 22 different European countries and 433 European students from 26 countries studied at UL as Erasmus students.
Commenting on UL's continuing attraction for International students, Josephine Page, Manager of International Education, said: "There were 1956 international students at UL over the past year. This increase is in line with the University's strategic objective of promoting an international focus across key areas of activity, in particular the embedding of international experience as a formal element of academic programmes at UL. The best ambassadors for the Erasmus programme are the students themselves and their success stories are testament to the positivity that the UL Erasmus programme fosters."
In Spring of this year BSc in Product Design and Technology students at UL, Eoin White, Jonathan Weir, Barry Flanagan and David Perill, planned an incredible adventure, travelling overland to Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences in Spring 2011. They travelled in Jonathan's 2001 Saab from Shannon, taking the ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard and then from Harwich to Esbjerg, Denmark. They then crossed the …resund Bridge between Copenhagen and Malmš in Sweden and crossed the Baltic Sea from Stockholm to Turku in Finland, before reaching their destination at Mikkeli near the border with Russia. Eoin White emphasised the overall learning experience of the Erasmus programme: "Bei