Minister praises LIT’s ‘vision’ for Coonagh Cross development

Posted in Governance and administration on February 3rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The first steps towards LIT opening its new campus at Coonagh Cross on the edge of Limerick city have been taken, with the site opened and made ready for fit out. Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan paid a visit …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 1 February]

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Maria Hinfelaar honoured for her lasting Limerick legacy

Posted in Governance and administration on February 3rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Dr Maria Hinfelaar, who has overseen a major period of expansion and innovation at Limerick Institute of Technology during her 11 years as president, has been honoured with the Limerick Person of the Month award …” (more)

[Limerick Leader, 1 February]

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Hinfelaar reflects on ‘tough’ decision to leave LIT

Posted in Governance and administration on December 27th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Dr Maria Hinfelaar, who is stepping down as LIT president after 11 years, says leaving Limerick has been her toughest decision …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 26 December]

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O’Sullivan’s praise for outgoing president of LIT

Posted in Governance and administration on December 22nd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan has praised Dr Maria Hinfelaar for the ‘incredible’ work she has done at the Limerick Institute of Technology. It was announced on Friday that Dr Hinfelaar is to leave the Moylish-based college in April …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 22 December]

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Limerick IT president Dr Maria Hinfelaar to step down

Posted in Governance and administration on December 18th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The president of the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) Dr Maria Hinfelaar is to step down after 11 years at the college. She will take up the role of vice-chancellor and chief executive of Glyndwr University, which has campuses in Wrexham, Flintshire and St Asaph from April 1 next year …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 18 December]

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234 new jobs as LIT gets greenlight on development

Posted in Governance and administration on December 1st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Limerick Institute of Technology is to create 100 new jobs following confirmation that it is to open a ‘game-changing’ new campus on the site of the Coonagh Cross shopping complex …” (more)

[Eugene Phelan, Limerick Leader, 1 December]

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LIT to expand campus by 2018 with €3.5m funding

Posted in Governance and administration on December 1st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Limerick Institute of Technology is to expand its Limerick campus after securing €3.5m in funding from the Department of Education. The institute says the building phase of the campus will provide 134 construction jobs and 100 jobs when fully operational …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 1 December]

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LIT will struggle without investment, says president

Posted in Governance and administration on November 12th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“As the pace of job creation increases in the region, Limerick Institute of Technology President, Dr Maria Hinfelaar, has warned that LIT will struggle to meet the growing demand for skilled graduates without investment in facilities and infrastructure. Speaking at the opening ceremony for this year’s conferring of 1,700 students at the institute, Dr Hinfelaar said …” (more)

[Kathy Masterson, Limerick Post, 12 November]

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LIT ‘will lag behind’ supply for jobs without investment

Posted in Governance and administration on November 9th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The President of the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) Dr Maria Hinfelaar has warned the college needs more investment to meet the demand for graduates. Speaking at the opening ceremony for graduations at LIT, Dr Hinfelaar has warned that without investment in facilities and infrastructure, the college will lag behind as the pace of job creation continues apace …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 9 November]

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‘Inaccurate’ portrayal of college whose staff had ‘no work’

Posted in Governance and administration on October 17th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The president of Limerick Institute of Technology has accused the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee of portraying the college inaccurately when a recent meeting heard that LIT paid €627,000 to a number of staff members over a four-year period when it had no work for them …” (more)

[Joe Leogue, Irish Examiner, 17 October]

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GMIT’s new president has strong record in securing research funding

Posted in Governance and administration on August 20th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The new president of GMIT, 41-year-old Dr Fergal Barry will start a five-year term in the role in October, bringing with him a wealth of experience in securing funding for international research projects …” (more)

[Declan Varley, Galway Advertiser, 20 August]

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Everybody is going to university – but is it really worth it?

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on April 16th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Third-level colleges continue to expand at a rapid rate, and the number of students going to university is expected to rise by a further 30% in the next decade …” (more)

[Kim Bielenberg, Independent, 16 April]

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JP McManus fund donates €4m to LIT

Posted in Governance and administration on April 9th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The JP McManus Benevolent Fund yesterday announced a €4m donation to Limerick Institute of Technology to develop a community engagement facility on campus. The Community Engagement Gateway is a project of the LIT Campus 2030 Masterplan and will deliver benefits for the wider community on the northside of the city and beyond …” (more)

[Jimmy Woulfe, Irish Examiner, 9 April]

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LIT backs ministers ambition for broader access to third level

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 4th, 2014 by steve

“The president of Limerick Institute of Technology has welcomed Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan’s stated ambition to see more third level places allocated to students from disadvantaged backgrounds …” (more)

[Mike Dwane, Limerick Leader, 4 September]

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Two institutes of technology have come together to form an alliance

Posted in Governance and administration on May 17th, 2014 by steve

“Two colleges have come together to sign an agreement that will provide greater educational opportunities for students …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 17 May]

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LIT, UL and MIC sign up to new ‘strategic alliance’

Posted in Governance and administration on May 8th, 2014 by steve

“Plans for a massive student village in the city centre have taken a step closer this week with the signing of a new strategic alliance between LIT, UL and MIC …” (more)

[Alan Owens, Limerick Leader, 8 May]

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LIT reappoint Dr Hinfelaar as its president

Posted in Governance and administration on April 9th, 2014 by steve

“Dr Maria Hinfelaar is to be reappointed as LIT president for a period of seven years. The reappointment was confirmed this Wednesday by Niall Greene following its approval by the Governing Body at a meeting at LIT …” (more)

[Andrew Carey, Limerick Post, 9 April]

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Limerick Institute of Technology opens applications for job as president

Posted in Governance and administration on January 27th, 2014 by steve

“The Limerick Institute of Technology has opened applications for a new president, as Dr Maria Hinfelaar reaches the end of her seven year term …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 27 January]

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LIT and Mary Immaculate support city centre student village

Posted in Governance and administration on December 13th, 2013 by steve

“Limerick looks set to be literally rejuvenated with all three third-level institutions ready to collaborate on a major plan for a student village in the city centre …” (more)

[Mike Dwane, Limerick Leader, 13 December]

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Limerick Institute of Technology allocates €1.1m to support struggling students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 20th, 2013 by steve

“Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) is to allocate €1.1m of its own cash towards helping students struggling in the face of grant delays and cutbacks …” (more)

[John Kennedy, Silicon Republic, 20 August]

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