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Prof. Brian Fitzgerald
Centre Director
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Lero - The Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software - Limerick

What is Lero 

Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software, brings together expert software teams from universities and institutes of technology across Ireland in a co-ordinated centre of research excellence with a strong industry focus.

Lero is ranked second among software research centres worldwide for citations. Its research spans a wide range of subjects including software engineering, information systems and human-computer interaction in areas such as driverless cars, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, fintech, govtech, smart communities, agtech and healthtech. Lero partners with four of the top 10 technology companies in the world.


• Methods and standards for high integrity software
• Autonomous and adaptive systems
• Software performance
• Adaptive security and privacy

Research performed by:

• University of Limerick

• Dublin City University

• Dundalk Institute of Technology

• Munster Technological University

• University of Galway

• Maynooth University

• Trinity College Dublin

• University College Cork

• University College Dublin

• Atlantic Technological University

• South East Technological University

• Technological University Shannon: Midlands Midwest

Since it was founded in 2005, Lero has become one of the best-known, and most highly regarded, software research centres in the world. Lero’s overall vision is to establish Ireland as a location synonymous with high-quality software research and development, to the extent that ‘Irish software’ can enter the lexicon in the same way as ‘German automotive’ or ‘Scandinavian design’. Ireland is recognised internationally as a leading location for companies in the software sector and Lero is a key pillar of that.

The Centre is funded under the SFI Research Centres programme, which has established a network of SFI Research Centres focusing on key research areas in Ireland.

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