Best Colleges: A trading education that keeps on giving

UL is helping students get a taste for dealing stocks and shares with a virtual trading floor.

12th May, 2012
The virtual trading room at UL. Photo: Press 22

Irish universities have embraced ICT in many forms, from high performance computing and research, to virtual reality and video in teaching material.

But the University of Limerick initiative in setting up a fully functional trading floor is certainly unique. Based in the Kemmy Business School, the 24-workstation virtual trading room works with live financial price feeds across a range of markets.

The live data feeds and trading software analytics are supplied by Thomson Reuters, and...

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