Council to seek assurances regarding Atlantic Technological University board

Posted in Governance and administration on January 15th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“Donegal County Council is to write to the new Atlantic Technological University once it is formed to seek assurances that ensure there is a place on its board for a council member …” (more)

[Highland Radio, 15 January]

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New north-west institute named the Atlantic Technological University

Posted in Governance and administration on November 23rd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Higher Education, Simon Harris announced on Tuesday the name of the Technological University in the west and north-west as the Atlantic Technological University (ATU) …” (more)

[Kenneth Fox, BreakingNews.ie, 23 November]

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New Technological University set to transform locality

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The news that GMIT, LYIT and IT Sligo have together been approved for designation as a Technological University as announced by Education Minister Simon Harris TD on Thursday has been widely welcomed. This is an historic day for the three institutes as the eight campuses of the CUA collectively take a step closer to becoming a TU …” (more)

[Sligo Champion, 2 November]

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Rose Conway-Walsh TD welcomes formal designation of technological university for the West and North West

Posted in Governance and administration on October 28th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Sinn Féin spokesperson on Further and Higher education, Rose Conway-Walsh TD, has welcomed the announcement that Galway-Mayo, Sligo and Letterkenny Institutes of Technology will become a technological university by the end of this academic year following the government’s formal designation …” (more)

[Sinn Féin, 28 October]

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New Technological University gets ministerial approval

Posted in Governance and administration on October 28th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Higher Education Minister Simon Harris has confirmed a new Technological University for the West and North West. It follows an application from the Connaught Ulster Alliance, including the Letterkenny, Sligo and Galway-Mayo Institutes of Technology …” (more)

[Highland Radio, 28 October]

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GMIT plans phased return to campus from Sep 20

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on September 3rd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“GMIT has published its plan for reopening the campus this academic year, with in-person activities returning on a phased basis from September 20. This is when the first students will be returning to GMIT, those who are continuing their courses, followed by incoming 1st year students on Monday, September 27 …” (more)

[Briain Kelly, Galway Daily, 2 September]

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Tenders invited for 3G rugby and soccer pitch at Mayo GMIT campus site

Posted in Governance and administration on September 3rd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Mayo TD Alan Dillon has confirmed that the proposed development of a new 3G synthetic grass pitch, floodlight system and fencing at the GMIT Mayo Campus in Castlebar has moved to tender stated. He welcomed the positive news and said it will be of enormous benefit to the third level facility and surrounding clubs …” (more)

[Connaught Telegraph, 2 September]

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New Connacht-Ulster Technological University estimated to boost Ireland’s economy by €600 million

Posted in Governance and administration on July 19th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A new technological university (TU) in the North West of the country would provide an estimated €600m boost to Ireland’s economy, new research has revealed. The Northern and Western Regional Assembly (NWRA) conducted a study that estimated this figure …” (more)

[Ciara O’Loughlin, Independent, 19 July]

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A new TU in Ireland’s north-west could ‘drive regional growth’

Posted in Governance and administration on May 25th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Connacht Ulster Alliance has applied to establish a new technological university in the west and north-west. Ireland may be getting another technological university next year in a move that could be of ‘critical importance’ for the west and north-west of the country …” (more)

[Sarah Harford, Silicon Republic, 24 May]

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Technological University must recognise potential of Killybegs campus – Pringle

Posted in Governance and administration on May 24th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A Donegal Deputy says it’s vital the new Technological University recognises the potential of LYIT’s Killybegs campus. On Friday, the application for a new Technological University which would encompass Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Sligo IT and GMIT came before Minister Simon Harris …” (more)

[Highland Radio, 24 May]

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Plan to form technological university for the west moves a step closer

Posted in Governance and administration on May 22nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Plans to form a new technological university for the west and northwest region have moved a step closer after an alliance of three institutes of technology submitted a formal application to the Government. Galway-Mayo IT, Letterkenny IT and IT Sligo – known as the Connacht Ulster Alliance – have formed a joint bid to merge and secure technological university status …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 21 May]

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Minister Harris confirms receipt of application seeking establishment of a Technological University in Connacht and Ulster

Posted in Governance and administration on May 22nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD has today (21 May) confirmed he has received an application from the Connacht Ulster Alliance (CUA) comprising the Institute of Technology Sligo, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology and Letterkenny Institute of Technology …” (more)

[gov.ie, 21 May]

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LyIT Takes Step Towards Technological University

Posted in Governance and administration on May 21st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“LYIT, GMIT and IT Sligo have today (Friday) submitted their long-awaited joint application for Technological University status. The progress has been welcomed by Donegal Deputy Joe McHugh as an exciting step forward for the future of education in the region …” (more)

[Donegal Daily, 21 May]

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Minister Harris ‘hopeful’ of receiving North West Technological University application soon

Posted in Governance and administration on May 21st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Further and Higher Education is ‘hopeful’ of receiving an application to establish a Technological University in the north west soon. Independent Sligo/Leitrim TD, Marian Harkin sought an update on developments with the Connacht/Ulster Alliance in the Dail today with Minister Simon Harris …” (more)

[Ocean FM, 20 May]

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Castlebar set to become a university town

Posted in Governance and administration on March 15th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Castlebar is set to become a university town. That’s according to the Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris. He confirmed to Mayo Senator Paddy Burke yesterday that the formal application for a technology university for the western region is due to be lodged by the end in of the month …” (more)

[Connaught Telegraph, 14 March]

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Key report on future of Mayo GMIT Campus to be published later this month

Posted in Governance and administration on March 8th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The mid-term review report of the independent assessor in respect of the Mayo GMIT Campus in Castlebar is on schedule to be presented to the finance and governance section of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) by the end of March …” (more)

[Connaught Telegraph, 7 March]

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GMIT Mayo campus

Posted in Governance and administration on March 6th, 2021 by steve

IrelandAlan Dillon (Mayo, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the GMIT Mayo campus mid-term review report of the independent assessor; if a date has been scheduled for when the report will be presented to the finance and governance section of the HEA in quarter 1 of 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 4 March]

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House parties linked to Covid outbreaks in Galway city

Posted in Governance and administration on March 2nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The HSE has said up to 200 households in Galway city are included in an outbreak of Covid-19, with cases mainly linked to young adults. Galway city has experienced a significant outbreak among young adults from 18-24 years giving rise to 427 cases by the end of last Sunday. This followed a surge in the number of students at NUI Galway and GMIT testing positive for the virus last month …” (more)

[Caitlín Griffin and Ciarán Sunderland, Irish Examiner, 2 March]

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Updated report sought on ‘game-changer’ third level proposal for western region

Posted in Governance and administration on February 22nd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Leader of An Seanad, Senator Regina Doherty, is to ask the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science to provide an updated report on the proposed west and north-west technological university – an investment that will incorporate the Mayo Campus of GMIT in Castlebar …” (more)

[Connaught Telegraph, 21 February]

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Letterkenny IT

Posted in Governance and administration on February 19th, 2021 by steve

IrelandJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of progress of capital works at Letterkenny Institute of Technology which were secured under the previous Government; the progress in relation to university status for the institute which also received a commitment; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 17 February]

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