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About ITD

Welcome to the University of Limerick Information Technology Division. The Information Technology Division is the central IT Services function at UL. We are responsible for supporting, maintaining and developing the information and communications technology of the University, in support of the University’s Strategy as articulated in Broadening Horizons 2015-2020 (see http://www.ul.ie/ullinks/StrategicPlan/).

In addition to maintaining and developing the university's network and communications infrastructure, including the campus data centre facilities, ITD maintains a suite of enterprise applications and software systems that are critical to the teaching, learning, research and administrative goals of the institution. Our customers comprise all members of the UL community, including staff, students, faculty, support departments and researchers.

In March 2017, following an extensive internal and external consultation process, ITD published a draft IT Strategy for the University. This project included a benchmarking exercise to contrast the central IT Services in UL with selected other UK and Irish Universities.  The internal consultation process was an extensive project conducted over 6 months eliciting input from diverse stakeholders from all parts of the UL Community. The draft IT strategy has outlined significant required additional investments in selected capital projects and new strategic hires for the IT Division. As of September 2017, ITD are working with the Finance Division in UL to put in place a supporting financial plan that will allow for the full implementation of ‘UL Enable’. The UL Enable strategy document remains in ‘draft’ format until the financial plan has been finalised.

A summary of the draft IT Strategy 2017 to 2022, UL Enable is available at the link below.

IT Strategy 2017 to 2022

We plan to publish, at regular intervals, news of interest on all IT developments at the University and we would welcome your feedback, comments and input to: ITDcomments@ul.ie.

Liam O’Reilly
Director, Information Technology Division, University of Limerick.

ITD is structured into the following groups:

Responsible for the integration of ICT into teaching, learning and research practices within the University.

Responsible for the support, development and management of Information Systems for the operational, management and executive needs of the University. 

Responsible for ITD's Quality Management System , IT Goverance practices as well as  project and portfolio frameworks and methodologies. 

Responsible for the configuration, maintenance and support of the customers IT devices including personal computers, workstations, peripherals and student PC clusters the first point of contact for calls relating to the  services of ITD.

Responsible for printing, telephone, postal and stationary services.

Responsible for the development and provision of appropriate desktop computing and server environments to facilitate the learning, administrative and research needs of the University.

Responsible for the support, development and management of the University-wide electronic communications and digital networking infrastructures.