David Cullinane TD launches a framework for a Technological University of the Southeast

Posted in Governance and administration on February 24th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin TD for Waterford David Cullinane has today launched a comprehensive discussion document on a Technological University of the Southeast. Deputy Cullinane said that the Southeast needs a University that is focussed on the social and economic needs of the region and one that acts as an engine driving creativity and growth …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 24 February]

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Technological Universities – the South-East

Posted in Governance and administration on February 4th, 2017 by steve

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the names of the stakeholders whom a person (details supplied) identified and met as part of the announcement in November 2014 of a new process of engagement and consultation regarding the technological university for the south east project, including, but not limited to, the names of the local authorities, chamber of commerce employees, enterprise development agencies and social and community groups, in addition to public representatives; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 2 February]

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Technological University for South East still part of Education Minister’s plan

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

Ireland“Minister Richard Bruton says money has been set aside in the Department of Educations budget for their ambitions to develop a Technological University for the South East. The Minister cut the ribbon on the €10m Haughton building at IT Carlow earlier …” (more)

[KCLR96FM, 20 January]

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WIT appoints Professor Willie Donnelly as President until 2021

Posted in Governance and administration on December 16th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Professor Donnelly says his objectives will include driving the regional bid for Technological University status, lobbying for increased funding for the IT sector and securing equality of access to third level education. The issue of TU status for the South East, is one that Prof Donnelly says will be at the centre of his tenure …” (more)

[WLR FM, 16 December]

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Institutes of Technology Funding – Waterford IT

Posted in Governance and administration on December 8th, 2016 by steve

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the core State funding awarded to Waterford Institute of Technology in each of the years 2007 to 2016 to date in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 6 December]

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With no ‘piggy back Uni’, Waterford IT ‘will endure’

Posted in Governance and administration on November 24th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Bounced cheques are likely to be avoided at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), ironically due it not being ‘piggy backed’ onto a pre-existing regional university, according to City & County Councillor Eamon Quinlan (FF). Commenting on the Higher Education Authority’s (HEA) Financial Review on the Institutes of Technology, Cllr Quinlan praised WIT for ‘adopting a university stance despite operating on a reduced IT budget’ …” (more)

[Michelle Clancy, Munster Express, 24 November]

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Essential WIT is provided with investment in engineering and science buildings

Posted in Governance and administration on November 7th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The President of Waterford Institute of Technology has welcomed the findings of the Financial Review of the IT’s report which shows that almost half, of the 14 IT’s including Waterford are having money problems …” (more)

[WLR FM, 4 November]

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TUI members at WIT protest at lack of academic calender

Posted in Governance and administration on September 28th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Lecturers at Waterford Institute of Technology are to begin public protests at the Cork Road Campus from today. The members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland are making the move …” (more)

[WLR FM, 27 Sepember]

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Higher Education Institutions Expenditure – Waterford IT

Posted in Governance and administration on July 15th, 2016 by steve

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the deficit incurred by Waterford Institute of Technology in each of the years 2013 to 2016 to date; the measures being put in place to address the deficit; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dail written answers, 12 July]

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Higher Education Authority awards €1.5m to South East Institutes of Technology

Posted in Governance and administration on June 14th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Over €1m euro has been announced for the South East Technological University Project. The Higher Education Authority says it has allocated €1.5m in funding after it received a joint application by Carlow and Waterford Institutes of Technology …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 14 June]

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Waterford IT and Carlow merger ‘most likely option’

Posted in Governance and administration on June 7th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“An ‘integration’ of Waterford and Carlow’s Institutes of Technology remains ‘the most likely option’ when it comes to the delivery of university status for the region. That’s the view which has been re-emphasised by Waterford TD David Cullinane (SF) in a discussion paper that’s been seen by The Munster Express ahead of its publication today (Tuesday) …” (more)

[Michelle Clancy, Munster Express, 7 June]

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Technological Universities – The South-East

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

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he is aware of the Central Statistics Office household quarterly survey, quarter 1 report which shows that unemployment in the south east is dangerously high at 12.5%; if prioritising the development of a technological university in the region is an urgent priority; the steps he will take to ensure the speedy provision of a technological university in the south east; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 1 June]

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Institutes of Technology Funding – Waterford IT

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

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein):To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to increase funding to Waterford Institute of Technology for upgrading and extending laboratory facilities; his views on the growth in employment prospects in the biopharma industry in the south east; if the region has continuously increased its intake to meet demand; if the potential to meet future increased demand is inhibited due to limited laboratory space; if better mapping between investment and regional demand will provide additional investment opportunities; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dail written answers, 1 June]

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Institutes of Technology Expenditure – Waterford IT

Posted in Governance and administration on May 26th, 2016 by steve

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the percentage of its budget that Waterford Institute of Technology spends on salaries …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 24 May]

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Institutes of Technology – Waterford IT

Posted in Governance and administration on May 26th, 2016 by steve

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the staff retention levels in Waterford Institute of Technology; his plans and timescale for completing the engineering block on its grounds; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 24 May]

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Cutbacks have left Waterford IT seriously underfunded – Cullinane

Posted in Governance and administration on May 24th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“David Cullinane, Sinn Féin TD for Waterford, said today that successive government cutbacks have left Waterford Institute of Technology seriously underfunded, with only 15% of its budget now available for non-payroll issues …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 23 May]

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Institutes of Technology Expenditure – Deficits

Posted in Governance and administration on May 21st, 2016 by steve

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the institutes of technology which are running a deficit, in tabular form …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 19 May]

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New rules could pave way for WIT to ‘go it alone’

Posted in Governance and administration on May 19th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) may now be entitled to apply for Technological University (TU) status as a standalone college, rather than first being obliged to merge with Carlow IT. The ‘Programme for Partnership’ document that Fine Gael provided to Independent TDs at the end of last week is understood to confirm that ITs will not be required to merge in order to gain university status …” (more)

[Michelle Clancy, Munster Express, 19 May]

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Waterford TD confident WIT can stand alone in Uni bid

Posted in Governance and administration on May 12th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Waterford Independent TD John Halligan says he was the one who insisted that the requirement for IT’s to merge in order to gain university status be removed …” (more)

[WLR FM, 9 May]

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A good day for the University of the South East campaign – no mergers and no Jan O’Sullivan and Tom Boland

Posted in Governance and administration on May 8th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A good day for the University of the South East campaign – no mergers and no Jan O’Sullivan and Tom Boland. John Halligan announced on Facebook that … ‘I have also secured a commitment that the need to merge with another IT will be taken out of the criteria for Technological University Status’ …” (more)

[The John Halligan Facebook post is here]
[University of the South East Campaign, 7 May]

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