Research within LIT occurs through 20 dedicated centres and groups encompassing a wide variety of disciplines from Fine Art and Design, to Social Sciences, Biotechnology, Interactive Systems, Energy Management, and Sustainable Development. The research centres and groups all have a focus on developing niche areas of expertise to attract international researchers and external funding to provide innovative products and processes for LITs industry partners and develop postgraduate research opportunities.
In parallel, the LIT Graduate Studies and Research Office plays a pivotal role in facilitating the academic progression and career development of LIT’s Masters (L9) and Ph.D. (L10) postgraduate students.
Research, Technology Transfer activities are co-ordinated and managed by LIT's Head of Research and Technology Transfer, Dr. Patrick Murray.
Graduate Studies are co-ordinated and managed by LIT's Head of Graduate Studues, Dr. John Cosgrove.
All research and graduate studies activities are supported by other research staff.
Under the European Universities Initiative, LIT along with its Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest partner, AIT and six other Higher Educational Institutes from across Europe has formed the Regional University Network: RUN-EU https://run-eu.eu/
LIT Research Masters & PhD Scholarships