DkIT staff raise concerns over Technological University status as only one potential partner remains

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

Ireland“Concerns have been raised by Dundalk IT staff over the college’s goal to reach Technological University status in the near future, with almost all other Institutes of Technology already having formed TU consortiums …” (more)

[Tadgh McNally, Dundalk Democrat, 23 November]

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Minister Harris announces progression of incorporation of St Angela’s College, Sligo

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

Ireland“Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris has today (Tuesday) announced his approval in principle for the incorporation of St Angela’s College, Sligo into IT Sligo. Minister Harris said …” (more)

[DFHERIS, 23 November]

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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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Minister Harris invites expressions of interest to fill Chairperson and Ordinary Members positions on the first Governing Body of the new Technological University for the West and Northwest

Posted in Governance and administration on November 18th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Minister Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, today (16 November 2021) invited expressions of interest from suitably-qualified and experienced candidates, for consideration for nomination as Chairperson and Ordinary Members of the first Governing Body of the new Technological University for the West and Northwest …” (more)

[DFHERIS, 16 November]

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Creating a university in the South-East is all about stroke politics, not education

Posted in Governance and administration on November 5th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Italians had Machiavelli to explain their political culture, France had Richelieu and we had Paddy O’Carroll, the late, great UCC sociologist. His paper ‘Strokes, cute hoors and sneaking regarders’ is still the best user manual for Irish politics …” (more)

[Ray Griffin, Irish Examiner, 4 November]

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New technological university to be established next year in south east

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

Ireland“The country’s newest technological university is on course to be established next year with the merger of IT Carlow and Waterford IT. Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris announced on Tuesday that an application to establish a technological university for the south-east has been assessed and will be established in 2022 …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 2 November]

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Establishment of Technological University of the South East confirmed for May 2022

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

Ireland“The long mooted Technological University of the South East (TUSE) took a significant step closer to becoming a reality today (Tuesday) as Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris officially announced its establishment …” (more)

[Padraig Byrne, Wexford People, 2 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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TUSE ‘approved’ claims Wexford TD

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

Ireland“Wexford TD Verona Murphy has announced – via her Facebook page – that the Higher Education Authority (HEA) has approved the merger of Waterford Institute of Technology and IT Carlow and that Cabinet will sign off on it next week. However, there has been no official confirmation of Deputy Murphy’s assertion …” (more)

[Darren Skelton, Waterford News and Star, 28 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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Ireland’s newest university formally established

Posted in Governance and administration on October 1st, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The country’s newest university has been formally established from the merger of existing institutes of technology in Athlone and Limerick. The Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest is the third technological university to be established and formally comes into being on October 1st …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 1 October]

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Technological University of Shannon: Midlands Midwest to officially Open on 1st October

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

Ireland“The 1st of October will be a monumental day for the region as Ireland’s newest technological university will be officially launched with a prestigious and exciting opening ceremony that will take place in the Athlone International Arena and Millenium Theatre Moylish.
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[Aoife O’Reilly, Limerick Post, 29 September]

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Josephine Feehily appointed as chair of Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest

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

Ireland“The Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science has today confirmed the appointment of the first governing body of the new Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest which will open its doors on 1 October 2021 …” (more)

[DFHERIS, 28 September]

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€25.67m in Transformation Funding for Technological Universities announced

Posted in Governance and administration on September 9th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The Higher Education Authority has today (8 September 2021) announced funding of €25.67m to higher education institutions to support them in their progression towards Technological University status and in post-establishment development …” (more)

[Maura O’Shea, HEA, 8 September]

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Kilkenny ruled out as base for new Students’ Union for Technological University for the South East

Posted in Governance and administration on August 20th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The new Students’ Union for the Technological University for the South East will not be in Kilkenny. The city had been mooted for the base for the combined unions of Carlow IT and IT Waterford when they merge under TUSE status but that suggestion has now been quashed …” (more)

[Edwina Grace, KCLR 96FM, 19 August]

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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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Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands and Midwest established by Minister Harris

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

Ireland“Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, has today confirmed the date for the establishment of the Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands and Midwest. Minister Harris today signed an order dissolving Athlone and Limerick institutes of technology, and replacing them with the new Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest …” (more)

[DFHERIS, 16 July]

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TUSE’s Advisory Panel Concluding Its Work Today

Posted in Governance and administration on July 16th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“An international advisory panel of higher education experts is concluding its review of the Waterford IT (WIT)/IT Carlow (ITC) application for designation as a Technological University (TU) this afternoon. Since Monday, July 5 (and over seven days in total) the advisory panel, appointed by Further Education Minister Simon Harris (FG) has held three different daily sessions for six of those days, extending to one hour each …” (more)

[Dermot Keyes, Waterford News and Star, 15 July]

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TUSE – Tom Boland

Posted in Governance and administration on July 9th, 2021 by steve

IrelandBrian Stanley (Laois-Offaly, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the role his Department played in the appointment of a person (details supplied) to a position …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 8 July]

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