Athlone IT to attain merited technological university status

Thu, Oct 17, 2019


The provision of education excellence at Athlone Institute of Technology is to be further enhanced following the formation of a consortium with Limerick Institute of Technology to develop a new technological university (TU) for the Midlands and Mid-West regions.

The governing bodies of both institutions met last week and formally confirmed the formation of a new TU consortium. This is the key governance step opening the pathway to commence work on the new university and follows the announcement by Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, that the Government is to make funding of €90 million available for the development of technological universities over the next three years.

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