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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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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IT upgrade makes Ennis a university town

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

Ireland“The announcement this week that Ennis is to become a university town has been described as ‘fantastic news’ for the county capital and the entire region. The green light has been given for a new Technological University in the Mid-West and Midlands. Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris has designated Athlone Institute of Technology and Limerick Institute of Technology Ireland’s next technological university …” (more)

[Clare Champion, 8 May]

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LIT President Warns New Financial Model Needed To Ensure Technological University Is Sustainable

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

Ireland“The President of LIT is warning that a new financial model for higher education will have to be developed to ensure its transition into a technological university is sustainable. It comes as the institution has confirmed a new entity in conjunction with Athlone IT will be formed by the autumn, which will see a technological university in the Midlands and the Midwest …” (more)

[Clare FM, 5 May]

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Limerick IT and Athlone IT to merge to form new technological university

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

Ireland“A new technological university has been announced for the Midlands and the Midwest, the Minister for Further Education has announced. Minister Simon Harris revealed that Athlone Institute of Technology and Limerick Institute of Technology would be joining together to form a new technological university …” (more)

[Brendan Kelly Palenque, Independent, 5 May]

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Third Technological University on course for 2021

Posted in Governance and administration on November 23rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A new technological university with a student population of up to 15,000 students across six campuses has taken a step closer after Limerick Institute of Technology and Athlone Institute of Technology formally submitted its application to Government today …” (more)

[Cathy Halloran, RTÉ News, 23 November]

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AIT-LIT consortium to form a European University with international partners

Posted in Governance and administration on July 23rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The AIT and LIT consortium has been successful in its application to join a new, forward-thinking education alliance intended to increase collaboration between Europe’s universities …” (more)

[Athlone Advertiser, 23 July]

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LIT to increase courses in areas of high workplace demand

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 14th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) is to increase its offering of targeted courses in areas of high workplace demand by almost 30%, to meet the skill needs of growth sectors across the Midwest …” (more)

[Limerick Leader, 14 July]

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LIT President Vincent Cunnane

Posted in Governance and administration on June 24th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“LIT President Vincent Cunnane joined Gavin on Wednesday’s Morning Focus to outline what education will look like when students return, and to discuss some funding issues in third level education …” (audio)

[Clare FM, 24 June]

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Face Coverings Now Mandatory for Students and Staff Returning to Institutes of Technology in September

Posted in Governance and administration on June 23rd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Technological Higher Education Association (THEA) has announced that face coverings are compulsory for students and staff returning to Institutes of Technology in September. Many students will return to campuses that are quite different from those they left in March; however, THEA is the first third-level institution to implement this protective measure …” (more)

[Emma Hanrahan, College Tribune, 22 June]

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Limerick Institute of Technology unveils roadmap to reopening its campuses

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on May 29th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Limerick Institute of Technology has unveiled the roadmap to reopening its campuses and outlined preliminary plans for the new 2020-2021 academic year. The institute of technology which has campuses in Limerick, Tipperary and Clare, has operated its teaching, learning and administrative work through essentially online means since the introduction of Covid-19 restrictions on March 12 …” (more)

[Donal O’Regan, Limerick Leader, 29 May]

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Limerick Institute of Technology president takes up office as Chair of THEA board for 2020

Posted in Governance and administration on January 2nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“President of Limerick Institute of Technology, Professor Vincent Cunnane, assumes the chair of THEA for the 50th anniversary year of Technological Higher Education in Ireland. The Technological Higher Education Association is the representative advocacy body for Ireland’s technological higher education institutions …” (more)

[Limerick Post, 2 January]

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Limerick Institute of Technology officially opens Ennis campus

Posted in Governance and administration on December 16th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Limerick Institute of Technology’s (LIT) newest campus, situated on Bindon Street, Ennis, Co Clare, was officially opened today by Minister Pat Breen TD …” (more)

[Limerick Post, 16 December]

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Two more institutes of technology come together with aim of becoming a technological university

Posted in Governance and administration on October 16th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Two more institutes of technology are coming together with a view to becoming a technological university (TU). Limerick IT and Athlone IT are forming a consortium to develop a Technological University for the Mid-West and Midlands …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 15 October]

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Limerick Institute of Technology to form technological university consortium with Athlone IT

Posted in Governance and administration on October 15th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) has moved a step closer to developing a new technological university (TU) for the Mid-West region. LIT has announced that it is forming a consortium with Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) to form a new TU in the Mid-West and Midlands …” (more)

[Fintan Walsh, Limerick Leader, 15 October]

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Limerick IT president challenges the ‘current blueprint’ for third level education

Posted in Governance and administration on October 31st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The President of the Limerick Institute of Technology has challenged the current blueprint for third level education, as he revealed that 95% of last year’s LIT graduating class either went directly into employment or on further study. At the opening 2018 conferring ceremony in the LIT Moylish Campus this Wednesday, Professor Vincent Cunnane questioned whether the Government’s Hunt Report, first published in 2011, was still relevant for the sector and the challenges it now faces …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 31 October]

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Limerick IT awarded funding to work towards technological university status

Posted in Governance and administration on October 16th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Limerick Institute of Technology has been allocated €50,000 in funding from the Department of Education to work towards acquiring technological university status. According to the Department, the funding aims to ‘strengthen collaborative regional clustering and co-operation between higher education and further education and training institutions, including on a cross-border basis, and multi-campus integration’ …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 16 October]

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Technological Universities Should Bring Out the Best of Both Sectors

Posted in Governance and administration on September 16th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The technological education sector has been part of the landscape in Ireland for a long time. In the case of my own institution, Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), we trace our roots to the foundation of the Limerick Athenaeum in 1852, founded with the aim of being ‘open to all, irrespective of class, creed or cultural background’ …” (more)

[Vincent Cunnane, University Times, 15 September]

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Construction begins at Limerick IT’s new campus as funding of €11.6m confirmed

Posted in Governance and administration on September 15th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Construction work has started on Limerick Institute of Technology’s new €14m engineering campus. The development, which is expected to create around 100 permanent jobs and 134 construction jobs, will see the Moylish-based IT open a new engineering-focused campus beside Tesco at Coonagh Cross, with the first students expected a year from now …” (more)

[Limerick Leader, 14 September]

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Limerick Institute of Technology sets out stall with five-year strategic plan

Posted in Governance and administration on May 10th, 2018 by steve

“Limerick Institute of Technology has launched an ambitious five-year plan aiming to invest €150 million on infrastructure, increase student numbers and position the institute as a Technological University after 2022 …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 10 May]

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