Funding boost for CIT arena

Posted in Governance and administration on January 17th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“CIT will be racing in to the future thanks to funding boost to the tune of €9.22 million. The college and Athletics Ireland made a joint application to the Large Scale Sports Infrastructural Fund to support the development of a new indoor community and high performance sports facility at the Bishopstown campus …” (more)

[Cork Independent, 16 January]

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Presidents of Cork colleges demand better public transport for students

Posted in Governance and administration on December 23rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The presidents of two Cork colleges have called for greater public transport in the region, labelling it crucial for prospective students, housing options and economic growth. Professor Patrick O’Shea, president of University College Cork, and Dr Barry O’Connor, his counterpart at Cork Institute of Technology, both highlighted the need for greater investment in public transport in Cork …” (more)

[Darragh Bermingham, EchoLive, 22 December]

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Munster Technological University bid lodged

Posted in Governance and administration on February 13th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and the Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT) have submitted a formal application to become the Munster Technological University (MTU). If it all goes according to plan, MTU will become the country’s second technological university after TU Dublin, which was established in January …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 13 February]

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Cork now facing a ‘serious shortage’ of beds for college students

Posted in Governance and administration on January 10th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The President of Cork Institute of Technology has warned of a ‘serious shortage’ of student accommodation and the need for better public transport as it bids to grow its student population by 3,000 over the next decade. CIT expects to add at least an extra 3,000 students to its books in the next 10 years …” (more)

[Darragh Bermingham, Evening Echo, 10 January]

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IT Tralee ready to progress merger following signing into law of legislation

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

Ireland“IT Tralee says now that the Technological Universities Bill has been signed into law it can move onto the next stage of its merger with Cork Institute of Technology …” (more)

[Radio Kerry, 16 March]

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CIT President: It’s time for a Northside campus

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on November 26th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The President of CIT has said that the time is right to re-open discussions about a northside third level campus. Dr Barry O’Connor, the interim President of CIT, made the comment after census results revealed a shocking divide in the numbers accessing third level education in the city …” (more)

[Kevin O’Neill, Evening Echo, 25 November]

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Cork Institute of Technology announces new interim president

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

Ireland“Cork Institute of Technology is to appoint its registrar, Dr Barry O’Connor, as its interim president. He will succeed Dr Brendan Murphy, who is due to retire at the end of August having served as president since 2004 …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 26 June]

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