€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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TUSE – Application

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

IrelandDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the application for a technological university for the south-east; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 8 July]

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Cross border John Hume University should be located in Derry

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

Ireland“Derry is the fifth largest city on the island of Ireland, closely matching Limerick in population size. Of the six largest cities on the Island, Derry is the only one without a university. The decision in 1965 to establish Northern Ireland’s second university, now Ulster University, in Coleraine and not in Derry was strongly influenced by political and sectarian considerations …” (more)

[Colm Burke TD, Irish News, 28 June]

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New LIT name reflects its geographical spread

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

Ireland“Ennis is to become home to the Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest it has been confirmed, with the name of the country’s newest TU unveiled this week. This comes following the announcement last month that Athlone Institute of Technology and Limerick Institute of Technology Ireland had been designated as a TU, with LIT’s Ennis campus on Bindon Street falling under the remit of the new institution …” (more)

[Clare Champion, 1 June]

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Union Members in WIT and IT Carlow Vote in Favour of Merger

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

Ireland“Following ballots of members of the WIT and Carlow IT branches this week, the Memorandum of Understanding between TUI and WIT management and IT Carlow management in relation to the Technological University of the South East Ireland (TUSEI) has been accepted. The results of the ballot were as follows: 79% voted in favour of the memorandum in WIT branch; 90% voted in favour of the memorandum in Carlow IT branch …” (more)

[Darren Skelton, Waterford News and Star, 27 May]

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New technological university for the Midlands is named

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

Ireland“The name of the country’s next technological university in the Midlands has been revealed. Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest will be formed from the merger of existing institutes of technology in Athlone and Limerick. It is due to be legally established later this year and will cater to a student population of more than 14,000 across campuses in Athlone, Limerick, Clonmel, Ennis and Thurles …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 25 May]

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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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New TU will be named Technological University of the Shannon

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

Ireland“In March, it was announced that Athlone IT and Limerick IT would merge to form the country’s third technological university. In the past week it has been revealed that the new TU, based in Munster, will be called the Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest. The name was decided upon to reflect the college’s connection with the river Shannon …” (more)

[Jessica Woodlock, The College View, 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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Technological Universities – TUSE

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

IrelandPaul Kehoe (Wexford, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the technological university for the south-east; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 20 May]

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Technological Universities – Athlone IT and Limerick IT

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

IrelandJoe Carey (Clare, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the new technological university will be legally established to create Athlone and Limerick institute of technology; his views on the measures needed to ensure the towns of Thurles and Clonmel, County Tipperary will prosper as university towns; the regional assistance that will be needed to facilitate the new designations; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 20 May]

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University campus can unlock the City’s North Quays

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

Ireland“So said the English economist John Maynard Keynes, whose ideas shifted the policies of governments during and after the Great Depression of the 1930s. Globally and locally, economic circumstances have never been more in flux and such are the extraordinary times we live in that the collapse of the supposed Saudi-backed investment in Waterford’s North Quays could actually open up an ideal ‘opportunity knocks’ scenario …” (more)

[Richard Finnegan, 20 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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New name for university with Limerick campus revealed

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

Ireland“Limerick will not feature in the name of its newest university, it has been revealed. In news announced earlier this month, the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) and Athlone Institute of Technology are to merge to form a new technological university …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 20 May]

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