GMIT is continuously engaged with its external stakeholders, including industry, employers, professional bodies, public organisations and voluntary and community groups. These stakeholders are involved in key decisions made by the Institute.
GMIT and NUI Galway have entered into a strategic alliance which allows for collaborative opportunities in teaching and learning, research, entrepreneurship, regional development, commercialisation, innovation, distance education, and work based learning. Read more about the NUI Galway - GMIT Alliance
GMIT and the Marine Institute have formed a strategic alliance that will further develop marine research capabilities, undergraduate and postgraduate marine science programmes and staff training & development initiatives in the two institutes. The memorandum of agreement allows for reciprocal adjunct appointments between the two organisations. Read more about the Strategic Alliance with the Marine Institute
GMIT is a partner in the Lionra network, working to develop a collaborative response by the third-level sector to the development needs of the Border, Midlands and Western (BMW) region. This collaboration has facilitated access to third-level education, links with local communities and social partners, and a synergy in the approach to improving the region’s capacity for sustained development and innovation.
As part of the EU project FutureSME, GMIT works with companies in the West of Ireland in collaboration with a wide range of EU partners to develop the potential of the SME sector. Work of this nature is key to the sustainability of the region.
LINKS WITH SCHOOLS
GMIT has close links with secondary schools in the region, enhanced by the Schools Liaison Office. Guidance counsellors visit GMIT annually on open day and meet with Heads of School to discuss programme offerings. In addition to formal arrangements, many academic staff have ongoing, ad hoc linkages with schools in the region.