Towards a Technological University

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 (TU)

GMIT along with our partners LYIT and IT Sligo warmly welcome the announcement made on 28th October, 2021 by the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, TD, that together we have been approved for designation as a Technological University (TU).

This is an historic step for the three institutes as the eight campuses of the CUA collectively take a step closer to becoming a Technological University in the region stretching from north Donegal to south Galway, with many of those locations set to become university towns for the first time. 

The new TU 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.

It’s an exciting time for our Institutes and our region and we are delighted to be progressing on the next step of our journey!

Presidents of GMIT, IT Sligo and LYIT

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