LRC Best Thesis Award 2015

This award is not currently running.

Sponsored by Microsoft Ireland, the LRC Best Thesis Award was an annual award given to the author of the best research publication in an area relevant to internationalisation and localisation. We would like to extend our congratulations to Jesús on the award and having produced such a high quality thesis.

Previous Winners of This Award
Students who have completed a thesis on a relevant theme within the past two years are invited to submit their work to the LRC for consideration. Theses may be submitted prior to their degree award and will be judged by a panel of academic and industry experts. The winner will receive a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet as a prize.

Reinhard Schäler , director of the LRC at the University of Limerick said: “Ireland is a world leader in software localisation, a multi-billion euro business that employs approximately 12,000 people in Ireland alone. Research is the lifeblood of this industry and the LRC Best Thesis Award, encourages researchers to address the issues faced by the localisation industry in order to sustain development of this key area, especially in the context of the emerging eContent industry. ”


The scope of the thesis need not be confined to a technical area, and applications are also invited from students who are carrying out research into commercial and management aspects of the localisation industry.
Possible areas of research might include:

  • Collaborative Translation
  • Global web design and content management
  • Machine Translation and Computer-aided translation
  • Computer Aided Translation
  • Post Editing
  • Localisation Workflows
  • Terminology databases
  • Social Localisation
  • Software quality assurance and localisation
  • Software engineering for the international market
  • Internationalisation
  • Project management and localisation


The winner will receive a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet and will be invited to attend and possibly present at the LRC Internationalisation and Localisation Conference as well as contribute a paper to Localisation Focus, The International Journal of Localisation.


Should you wish to enter your thesis, please forward a copy of your thesis, together with your full contact details, a short CV (max. one page) and relevant information on the thesis by email to

Or by mail to:

Best Thesis Award,
Localisation Research Centre,
CSIS Department,
University of Limerick

By submitting their work authors acknowledge the right of the LRC to publish their work should it be awarded the LRC Best Thesis Award, or receive a special mention.