Andy Shenstone announced as Chair of the Technological University of South East Ireland Project

Posted in Governance and administration on August 9th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The new Chair of TUSEI will play a really significant role in assisting the consortium to deliver a world-class university for the South East. The Technological University for the South-East Ireland (TUSEI) consortium today 19 July 2018 announced the appointment of Andy Shenstone as external Chair of the TUSE project steering Group …” (more)

[WIT, 8 August]

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Carlow and Waterford ITs to submit joint university bid

Posted in Governance and administration on July 23rd, 2018 by steve

“The joint application for university status by institutes of technology in Carlow and Waterford will be submitted to the Government by the end of September but no timeframe has been set out by the Minister for Education Richard Bruton for approval of the plan …” (more)

[Conor Kane, Irish Examiner, 23 July]

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Varadkar calls on ITs in south-east to ‘re-double’ efforts to be designated a ‘technological university’

Posted in Governance and administration on July 17th, 2018 by steve

“Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has called on two ITs in the south east of the country to ‘redouble’ efforts to be designated a ‘technological university’. Mr Varadkar was joined by three Cabinet colleagues at DIT’s Grangegorman campus to confirm the designation of the country’s first such university …” (more)

[Laura Larkin, Independent, 17 July]

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Education Minister to turn the sod on new IT Carlow sports campus

Posted in Governance and administration on July 17th, 2018 by steve

“The sod will officially be turned on a new multi-million euro sports campus for IT Carlow today. The Minister for Education, Richard Bruton is doing the honours this morning on the South Sports Campus which will be built over 31 acres on the Kilkenny Road in the town …” (more)

[KCLR96FM News, 17 July]

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Kilkenny’s Design on TUSE Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on July 16th, 2018 by steve

“Kilkenny city’s 10-acre Abbey Quarter site would represent an ideal fit for a School of Design within the new Technological University of the South East (TUSE), in addition to the new National Design Centre which has been mooted in the National Planning Framework …” (more)

[Dermot Keyes, Munster Express, 11 July]

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Technological University for South East on track for September 2019 – Aylward

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 30th, 2018 by steve

“Fianna Fáil TD for Carlow–Kilkenny Bobby Aylward has welcomed a statement from the Higher Education Authority (HEA) of Ireland that they anticipate a technological university status application for the South East by the end of September this year. The information was revealed at yesterday’s meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) following a question by Deputy Aylward …” (more)

[Fianna Fáil, 25 May]

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Third-level college with 1,000 students proposed for Kilkenny

Posted in Governance and administration on April 30th, 2018 by steve

“A new third-level college should be created in an urban renewal area of Kilkenny city focusing on design, crafts, animation, heritage, tourism and the agri-food sectors, according to a new report. The report, which will be launched by Minister of State Mary Mitchell O’Connor on Monday, recommends the proposed 1,000-student campus should tie in with plans for a Technological University of the South East (TUSE) which is being jointly pursued by Waterford IT and IT Carlow …” (more)

[Tim O’Brien, Irish Times, 29 April]

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Technological Universities – Waterford Institute of Technology and Carlow IT

Posted in Governance and administration on April 26th, 2018 by steve

David Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the application from Waterford Institute of Technology and Carlow IT to become a technological university; the stage the process is at; the next stages in this regard; if there is a timeframe for designation; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 24 April]

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Q & A with Richard Hayes of WIT

Posted in Governance and administration on April 14th, 2018 by steve

Dermot Keyes (DK): Taoiseach Leo Varadkar made an unexpected comment, I suspect, at the WIT Arena on March 9th when he publicly stated his disappointment with the likelihood that the WIT/IT Carlow bid for Technological University (TU) status will not be the first applicant past the post in this process, and that the Dublin franchise is set to be first home. What did you make of those comments, Richard? …” (more)

[Dermot Keyes, Munster Express, 13 April]

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‘TU’ Campus in Kilkenny Not on the Cards

Posted in Governance and administration on April 6th, 2018 by steve

“There are no current plans to create a new campus-scale facility in Kilkenny city as part of the Waterford IT/IT Carlow bid to establish the Technological University of the South East (TUSE). Speaking to The Munster Express, Richard Hayes, WIT’s Vice-President for Strategy and Institutional Transformation, said that the acquisition of a greenfield/brownfield site in Kilkenny as part of the WIT/IT Carlow application isn’t being considered …” (more)

[Dermot Keyes, Munster Express, 6 April]

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Halligan on ‘new era of hope and ambition’ for Waterford and SE

Posted in Governance and administration on March 26th, 2018 by steve

“… Regarding the Technological University (TU) proposal which will require the merging of Waterford and Carlow Institutes of Technology, Minister Halligan identified its delivery as one of the key components of Project Ireland 2040 …” (more)

[Dermot Keyes, Munster Express, 23 March]

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Waterford Minister confirms additional funding for Tech Uni sector

Posted in Governance and administration on March 23rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Minister of State John Halligan says money will be available to develop and expand the proposed Technological University for the South East (TUSE). The Technological Universities Bill has been signed into law by President Higgins, paving the way for Institutes of Technology, including in Waterford, to be re-designated with TU status …” (more)

[Sinead Aherne, WLR FM, 22 March]

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Taoiseach Calls for Progress on Waterford/Carlow TU Bid

Posted in Governance and administration on March 19th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and IT Carlow (ITC) have been urged by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to advance their merger process if they wish to achieve a Technological University of the South East (TUSE). Mr Varadkar made the call at the Project Ireland 2040 showcase held at the WIT Arena on Friday last, less than 24 hours after the TU Bill had been passed by the Seanad, requiring only the President’s signature for activation …” (more)

[Dermot Keyes, Munter Express, 16 March]

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IT Carlow gets one step closer to having smoke-free campus today

Posted in Governance and administration on February 15th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“IT Carlow takes one big step towards becoming a smoke-free campus today. From today smoking will be banned from all the main outdoor areas …” (more)

[MaryAnn Vaughan, KCLR 96 FM, 15 February]

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Carlow IT is banning smoking from all main outdoor areas

Posted in Governance and administration on February 1st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Institute of Technology Carlow is banning smoking from all its main outdoor areas. From next month, lighting up will be restricted to three designated shelters across the campus to create a smoke-free environment …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 1 February]

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Legislation for Technological University for South East in final stages

Posted in Governance and administration on January 18th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Legislation to pave the way for a Technological University for the South East is in its final stages. That’s according to the Education Minister Richard Bruton who is in IT Carlow today for a special education forum …” (more)

[MaryAnn Vaughan, KCLR FM, 17 January]

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TU Process Labelled ‘A Fudge’

Posted in Governance and administration on January 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Technological University (TU) process which the Waterford IT/IT Carlow bid is party to has been described as ‘a fudge’ by a former member of WIT’s Governing Body. Independent City and County Councillor Mary Roche expressed her fears about the entire process to The Munster Express, which she feels, comes with a hint of ‘Groundhog Day’ to it from a WIT perspective …” (more)

[Dermot Keyes, Munster Express, 3 January]

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Technological Universities – Waterford IT and IT Carlow

Posted in Governance and administration on December 7th, 2017 by steve

IrelandMick Wallace (Wexford, Independent): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he has satisfied himself with the progress on the creation of a university for the south east, if he has satisfied himself with the progress of the proposed acquisition of land for a new Institute of Technology Carlow campus in County Wexford, if either will address the third-level educational deficit faced by persons in County Wexford and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 6 December]

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Mixed Views expressed on Waterford/Carlow TU bid

Posted in Governance and administration on November 27th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“WIT lecturer and South East Economic Monitor co-author Ray Griffin has re-iterated his fears about the proposed merging of Waterford and Carlow ITs under the Technological University of the South East (TUSE) banner. Speaking in an independent capacity at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation held in City Hall on Tuesday last, Dr Griffin claimed that the amended Technological University Bill (2015) wasn’t ‘a credible plan’ …” (more)

[Munster Express, 23 November]
[See also Waterford & South East Economic Analysis (15 November)]

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Institutes of Technology: IT Carlow

Posted in Governance and administration on November 10th, 2017 by steve

IrelandJames Browne (Wexford, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to address the delay affecting IT Carlow’s acquisition of a site in County Wexford for development of a new purpose built campus …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 7 November]

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