Dr Desmond Fitzgerald, the newly appointed president of University of Limerick, spoke of his ambitions for the University at the Limerick Civic Trust’s May business lunch and called on the City to support the University.
Over 80 business people attended the event which took place at No.1 Pery Square to hear the internationally renowned academic.
During his first public address in Limerick since he was announced as incoming president, Dr Fitzgerald set out his vision for the University noting that it has been “a power house in terms of its impact on the economic, social and cultural development of the region”. He commented on the movement 40 years ago to put a university here and said “we need that spirit again so the University can move forward in challenging times.”
He also noted that the University of Limerick has supported the rejuvenation of Limerick in recent years and “now the city needs to support the university. A great city needs a great University.” (more…)