Institutes of Technology

IrelandDeputy Brian O’Shea: “In February 2006 Waterford Institute of Technology made a formal application to the Department of Education and Science in pursuit of university status. The submission embraces constituent campuses throughout the south east. There was an expectation by the institute at the time that a body of national and international education experts would be set up to adjudicate the merits of the institute’s case and then report to the Higher Education Authority. More than three years later, I tabled a parliamentary question last Tuesday, asking the Minister for Education and Science to request the Higher Education Authority to recommend, as provided for under section 9.1 of the Universities Act 1997, the membership of a body to include international experts and national experts for appointment by the Government. This body would advise the Higher Education Authority whether Waterford Institute of Technology should be established as the university of the south east …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 26 March]

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