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SIO Graduation

16.12.2019
SIO Graduation SIO Graduation

Professor Shane Kilcommins attended the conferring ceremony for the Serious Crime Investigation Class in Templemore on the 12th December 2019. When the University of Limerick partnered with the Garda College in Templemore on this postgraduate programme course three years ago, we had a vision to deliver best practice in education, and this programme, in essence, has allowed a ‘community of scholars’ at UL and a ‘professional community of practice’ in An Garda Síochána to pool their resources to build a challenging and innovative curriculum under the expert guidance of An Garda Siocahna, and UL’s Law faculty and the quality assurance processes approved by the Academic Council of the University of Limerick. This partnership between UL and An Garda Síochána is a pioneering one. It is very unusual for a criminal justice agency to engage in a collaboration of this kind, but it is in keeping with the national strategy for higher education, which calls on universities to engage more widely with business, industry, training colleges and communities.