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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LyIT Students to get Continuous Assessment and ‘Pod’ Exams

Posted in Teaching on January 11th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“The Letterkenny Institute of Technology has reached an agreement with the college’s student union after a stand-off over exams. The college had deferred all in-person exams due to begin last week, but students were left with serious concerns when it emerged that management had no plans to move exams online …” (more)

[Donegal Daily, 10 January]

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LyIT students in limbo over examinations

Posted in Teaching on January 7th, 2022 by steve

Ireland“Students of Letterkenny Institute of Technology are calling for remote exams to be introduced. Last week, the college announced that all semester 1 in-person exams were being postponed until a later date due to rising cases of Covid-19 …” (more)

[Highland Radio, 7 January]

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LyIT to Defer In-Person Exams over Covid

Posted in Teaching on January 1st, 2022 by steve

Ireland“The Letterkenny Institute of Technology is to defer its Semester One Exams because of Covid. The exams were due to take place between January 6th and 21st …” (more)

[Donegal Daily, 1 January]

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New cross-border collaborations in third level being explored, say Harris

Posted in Governance and administration on December 7th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Government is ‘determined to step up’ cross-border collaboration between third-level institutions with an exchange programme between colleges among the initiatives being considered, the Minister for Further and Higher Education has said …” (more)

[Freya McClements, Irish Times, 6 December]

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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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Concern over student accommodation in Letterkenny

Posted in Governance and administration on October 29th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“There’s concern that while a Technological University is hugely positive for Donegal and the North West, accommodation for students could prove difficult in the time ahead …” (more)

[Highland Radio, 29 October]

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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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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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LYIT President says students will not be denied entry based on vaccination

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues, Teaching on June 17th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“LYIT President Paul Hannigan says that the IT cannot refuse entry to any of their courses based on a student’s vaccination status. Speaking to Greg Hughes on this morning’s Nine Til Noon Show, Hannigan said that while the college has no definite plan in place at the moment, it has received legal advice …” (more)

[Highland Radio, 17 June]

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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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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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Letterkenny Institute of Technology unveils new scheme to encourage use of the Irish language on campus

Posted in Governance and administration on January 17th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Encouraging the use of the Irish language on campus is the aim of a new scheme launched by Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LyIT). The scheme, which was recently approved by the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, was prepared under Section 15 of The Official Languages Act, 2003 …” (more)

[Catherine McGinty, Donegal Live, 16 January]

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