Given Ireland’s very competitive taxation rates, the salaries compare very favourably in an international context. This is evidenced in Lero faculty coming from 27 countries worldwide.
Lero has an excellent track record in academic mentoring and career development. For example, three of Lero’s research faculty have served as Vice-President for Research in their universities.
Superb career development experience: Former Lero Postdoctoral Fellows and PhD students have achieved rapid promotion in their subsequent academic careers. One is now a Dean and 12 others have been awarded Full Professor or Associate Professor/Reader positions at leading universities, including Imperial College, Warwick Business School, Uppsala University.
Excellent industry careers also – Lero graduates have attained significant managerial positions, including three CTO appointments, in major international companies (including Deutsche Bank, Husqvarna, IBM Research, Microsoft Research, NEC Research, SAS, United Technologies)
One PhD candidate supervised by a Lero Professor became a member of the Broilers, a punk rock group who had a number 1 hit in Germany. Another former student of a Lero professor was a member of Procul Harum, and played on the hit single, A Whiter Shade of Pale.