Atlantic Technological University (ATU)

A Technological University (TU) for the west and north-west of Ireland

GMIT, LYIT and IT Sligo have been approved for designation as Ireland’s newest technological university - Atlantic Technological University (ATU) - to be formally established on 1st April 2022.

“Atlantic” conveys power, strength, inspiration, creation, vast horizons - a distinctive geography, rich history and shared heritage.

This is a hugely ambitious name for a TU with an international reach without borders on the edge of Europe, spanning thousands of kilometres of coastline including the Wild Atlantic Way, a gateway to the rest of the world.  

ATU will offer almost 600 academic programmes from pre-degree to doctoral level to a student population of 20,000+ students supported by over 2,200 staff.  

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Presidents of GMIT, IT Sligo and LYIT

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