New Munster Technological University to begin enrolling students in 2019

Posted in Governance and administration on November 21st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and the Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT) expect the first students of a proposed merger between the two institutions will be enrolled in September 2019. The bid for Technological University status that would see a merging of the two institutions is now approaching the final stages of the process, with a stage four submission shortly due to the Higher Education Authority (HEA) …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Evening Echo, 20 November]

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Munster technological university would result in top honours

Posted in Governance and administration on July 21st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Back in March 2011, the programme for government agreed between the Labour Party and Fine Gael contained a commitment to examine the idea of a technological university split across multiple campuses in the South-East region. This commitment was intended to clearly demonstrate a commitment to the South-East, but also reflected Labour’s view of how the higher education landscape could develop …” (more)

[Seán Sherlock, Irish Examiner, 21 July]

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‘Serious’ concerns over CIT and ITT merger revealed

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

Ireland“‘Serious and widely held’ concerns about the proposed merger between Cork Institute of Technology and IT Tralee were voiced by board members of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) as far back as 2014, newly released board minutes reveal. The proposed Munster Technogical University (MTU) is under investigation by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), the Dáil spending watchdog …” (more)

[Daniel McConnell, Irish Examiner, 10 July]

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Council: Halt IT merger plans

Posted in Governance and administration on January 27th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A local authority has backed calls to halt the controversial proposed merger of Cork and Tralee institutes of technology. Cork City Council has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a Cllr Ted Tynan motion calling on Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan, or her successor, to suspend the proposed merger and to enter into meaningful talks with trade and student unions at both institutes …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 27 January]

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Final stages of merger for both CIT and ITT

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

Ireland“The Cork Institute of Technology is set to enter the final stages of a planned merger with the Institute of Technology Tralee, according to the Education Minister …” (more)

[David Linnane, Evening Echo, 8 December]

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CIT reappoints president 8 months before term ends

Posted in Governance and administration on January 22nd, 2014 by steve

“The board of Cork Institute of Technology has decided to appoint college president Dr Brendan Murphy for another five years — almost eight months before his term ends …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 22 January]

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A technical university for the south?

Posted in Governance and administration on April 22nd, 2013 by steve

“CIT and IT Tralee are apparently planning to put together a submission to establish a Technical University of Munster. I have to say that my initial response to this was ‘what the hell is CIT thinking’? …” (more)

[educationandstuff, 22 April]

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Tralee and Cork ITs propose merger

Posted in Governance and administration on March 30th, 2013 by steve

“Cork and Tralee institutes of technology plan to begin work on merging into a multi-campus college before applying for technological university (TU) status in a year’s time …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 30 March]

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Local Councillors flounder under questioning from the Tralee SU

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 10th, 2012 by steve

“Recently on Kerry Radio, Niall Harty, president of the Tralee SU, put a very well measured question to the Kerry mayors with regard to cuts to grants and its effects on postgraduates …” (more, podcast)

[The Tralee Student Blog, 10 August]

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Munster ITs Seek University Status

Posted in Governance and administration on February 25th, 2012 by steve

“Limerick Institute of Technology, Cork Institute of Technology and Tralee Institute of Technology are hoping to take advantage of new government legislation to form a technological university. CIT, LIT and IT Tralee want to create a new Munster Technological University which could house up to 24,000 students on campuses in Cork, Limerick, Kerry, Clare and Tipperary …” (more)

[Austin Maloney, Studenty_Galway, 25 February]

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CIT president remains committed to proposted multi-campus university

Posted in Governance and administration on February 17th, 2012 by steve

“President of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) Dr Brendan Murphy remains committed to the planned Munster Technological University – which would see the amalgamation of CIT with Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) – despite his criticism of the Higher Education Authority’s (HEA) blueprint for such an institution earlier this week …” (more)

[Brian Byrne, Studenty_Cork, 17 February]

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University criteria dismissed by college president

Posted in Governance and administration on February 14th, 2012 by steve

“The president of Cork Institute of Technology says the standards needed to become a technological university are too focused on research and not enough on meeting the needs of industry and the regions …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 14 February]

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Technological university status is to development of Limerick Institute of Technology says president

Posted in Governance and administration on February 13th, 2012 by steve

“LIT president Dr Maria Hinfelaar has declared herself ‘100% confident’ the proposal to establish a Munster Technological University will go ahead. The plan, which would see LIT, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and Institute of Technology Tralee (IT Tralee) band together to form an amalgamated unit and thereby create the largest higher education institution in the region, would also bring Limerick’s tally of universities to two …” (more)

[Alan Owens, Limerick Leader, 13 February]

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Institutes of technology to get technological university status?

Posted in Governance and administration on February 8th, 2012 by steve

“Sources in the Higher Education Authority (HEA) have confirmed reports circulating that the process of setting up a technological university in the southeast, and potentially in other regions, is gathering pace …” (more)

[Carmel Doyle, Silicon Republic, 8 February]

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LIT join with Cork and Kerry to seek Munster Technological University status

Posted in Governance and administration on February 5th, 2012 by steve

“Limerick Institute of Technology along with their counterparts in Cork and Tralee are seeking to form a technological university which could house 24,000 students. LIT, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and Institute of Technology Tralee (IT Tralee), are seeking to create a Munster Technological University (MTU) …” (more)

[Alan Owens, Limerick Leader, 5 February]

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