A new dawn for the Munster region as CIT and ITT become Munster Technological University

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

Ireland“Today marks the formal establishment of the Munster Technological University (MTU), and the beginning of a new dawn for the region. This is only our second technological university in the country, and is a major step forward in ensuring each region in the country has access to a university …” (more)

[Simon Harris, Irish Examiner, 1 January]

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Creation of new Munster Technology University ‘a milestone for south-west’

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

Ireland“The creation of Ireland’s newest university, Munster Technology University (MTU), has been hailed as a historic development for both the education sector and the economy. MTU is formally created today through the merger of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT) …” (more)

[Ralph Riegel, Independent, 1 January]

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Minister Harris invites expressions of interest to fill position of Chairperson on the first Governing Body of the Munster Technological University

Posted in Governance and administration on December 19th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Minister Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, today (18 December 2020) invited expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for consideration for nomination as Chairperson of the first Governing Body of Munster Technological University (MTU) …” (more)

[gov.ie, 18 December]

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Munster TU

Posted in Governance and administration on December 16th, 2020 by steve

IrelandColm Burke (Cork North Central, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the development of the Munster technological university; his views on the areas in which technological universities will fit in the further and higher education landscape in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 15 December]

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Munster TU

Posted in Governance and administration on December 16th, 2020 by steve

IrelandBrendan Griffin (Kerry, Fine Gael): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the way in which the new Munster technological university will benefit the region; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil debates, 15 December]

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Munster Technological University president looking forward to taking up the role

Posted in Governance and administration on December 15th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The new president of the Munster Technological University (MTU) is looking forward to taking up the role. Professor Maggie Cusack, who is from Glasgow, is to be appointed the first president of the MTU …” (more)

[Radio Kerry, 15 December]

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Only second woman in over 400 years for top post at Irish university

Posted in Governance and administration on December 11th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A professor is to become only the second woman in more than four centuries appointed as president of an Irish university. Prof Maggie Cusack takes on the top role at Munster Technological University (MTU), which opens in January. She is at present Dean of Natural Sciences at the University of Sterling and said she is ‘thrilled’ with her appointment …” (more)

[Brian Hutton, Irish Times, 10 December]

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Minister Harris announces first President of Munster Technological University with effect from January 1st

Posted in Governance and administration on December 11th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has announced the appointment of Professor Maggie Cusack as the first president of the Munster Technological University. Professor Maggie Cusack, currently Dean of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling, will be the first president of the Munster Technological University with effect from 1 January 2021 …” (more)

[DFHERIS, 10 December]

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Munster Technological University names its first President

Posted in Governance and administration on December 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Munster Technological University (MTU), a consortium of both Cork Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology, Tralee has announced its first President. Professor Maggie Cusack will become the university’s inaugural President once MTU is officially established on January 1 next year …” (more)

[Steven Heaney, Irish Examiner, 10 December]

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Technological Universities – Munster TU

Posted in Governance and administration on December 7th, 2020 by steve

IrelandAodhán Ó Ríordáin (Dublin Bay North, Labour): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a further eligibility criteria sample process review report was prepared by auditors for the Munster Technological University consortium after 28 May 2019 (details supplied); if so, if he will make the report available; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 3 December]

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Minister signs order to dissolve CIT, MTU to be established next month

Posted in Governance and administration on December 3rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Munster Technological University (MTU) will officially be instated from January 1, 2021 after Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris signed an order to dissolve CIT and IT Tralee on Wednesday. Posting on Twitter Mr Harris said: ‘It’s official! I have just signed the order to dissolve CIT and IT Tralee and establish the new Munster Technological University effective from January 1 2021 …'” (more)

[Roisin Burke, EchoLive, 2 December]

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Final steps taken to establish Munster Technological University (MTU)

Posted in Governance and administration on November 25th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The final steps have been taken for the Munster Technological University (MTU) which is to be established on 1 January 2021. The passing of necessary legislation has ensured that the State’s second Technological University can be established with the merging of the Cork Institute of Technology and the Institute of Technology Tralee to establish the Munster Technological University on 1 January …” (more)

[Maeve Lee, EchoLive, 25 November]

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Munster Technological University to be established on January 1, Minister confirms

Posted in Governance and administration on November 13th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Munster Technological University is to be established on January 1, 2021, Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has confirmed. MTU is a merging of the Institute of Technology Tralee and Cork Institute of Technology and is the second technological university in the State …” (more)

[Roisin Burke, EchoLive, 12 November]

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Student accommodation policy ‘not working’, says Harris

Posted in Governance and administration on November 12th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The State’s current policy on student accommodation and housing is ‘not working’, according to the Minister for Further and Higher Education. Simon Harris was speaking to the Oireachtas education committee with Minister of State Niall Collins to discuss the establishment of the Munster Technological University (MTU) …” (more)

[Jess Casey, BreakingNews.ie, 12 November]

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IT Tralee engaging with TUI through Workplace Relations Commission

Posted in Governance and administration on September 13th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“IT Tralee says it’s engaging with the TUI to address a number of concerns. The Teachers’ Union of Ireland raised a number of issues in April, a month before the former Minister of Education approved the merger of IT Tralee and CIT …” (more)

[Radio Kerry, 10 September]

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Tender process for six higher education buildings due ‘immediately’

Posted in Governance and administration on August 18th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A programme for the construction of six higher education buildings has progressed and will go out to tender ‘immediately’, the Department of Higher Education has said. Under Project Ireland 2040, the Government has pledged to deliver 11 higher education buildings across the country, which will facilitate an additional 8,000 student places upon completion …” (more)

[Shauna Bowers, Irish Times, 18 August]

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Search on for inaugural MTU President

Posted in Governance and administration on August 7th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The search is on for the inaugural president of the Munster Technological University. In January, IT Tralee and Cork Institute of Technology will formally merge to create MTU. There will be 18,000 students across six campuses …” (more)

[Radio Kerry News, 7 August]

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TUI questions financial viability of the MTU

Posted in Governance and administration on August 6th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The TUI has questioned the financial viability of the Munster Technological University. Former Minister Joe McHugh granted IT Tralee and CIT technological university status in May, when he approved the creation of the MTU …” (more)

[Radio Kerry News, 5 August]

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Technological Universities: Munster TU

Posted in Governance and administration on August 5th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Alan Kelly (Tipperary, Labour): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the costs expended to date by all agencies on the establishment of the Munster technological university; the estimated expenditure that will be needed for the remainder of 2020; if Cork Institute of Technology or Institute of Technology Tralee will be offering a voluntary redundancy scheme to staff; if so, the estimated cost of such a scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 30 July]

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Limerick Institute of Technology

Posted in Governance and administration on July 10th, 2020 by steve

IrelandCathal Crowe (Clare, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if consideration will be given to including Limerick Institute of Technology in plans for the Munster Technological University in addition to Cork Institute of Technology and IT Tralee …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 7 July]

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