Strategic Alliances

GMIT has formed alliances with a number of partners resulting in increased collaboration and sharing of resources

Connacht Ulster Alliance


GMIT, Letterkenny IT and IT Sligo have formed a strategic partnership, the Connacht-Ulster Alliance, with the aim of achieving the criteria required for designation as a Technological University.  All three Institutes are working together on areas such as flexible learning delivery, research and innovation, bespoke delivery for industry, links to local Education and Training Boards, international student recruitment and staff development.

Connacht-Ulster Strategic Alliance Agreement (PDF, 337.64KB)

Find out more about the Technological University for West and Northwest

World Technology Universities Network


GMIT is a member of The World Technology Universities Network, a network of global technology universities.
Read more about World Technology Universities Network here (External link)

GMIT and NUI Galway 


GMIT and NUIGalway have a strategic alliance which allows for collaborative opportunities in teaching and learning, research, entrepreneurship, regional development, commercialisation, innovation, distance education, and work based learning.

NUIG & GMIT Alliance (PDF, 408.51KB)

GMIT and the Marine Institute 


GMIT and the Marine Institute have a strategic alliance that develops 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.

Marine Institute and GMIT Alliance (PDF, 108.18KB)

GMIT and Fáilte Ireland

Fáilte Ireland & GMIT Service Level Agreement (PDF, 598.95KB)


MOU between GMIT & COILLTE (PDF, 251.01KB)

GMIT and HSE West

MOU between HSE West and GMIT (PDF, 1.36MB)

Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART)

SMART Collaboration Agreement (PDF, 717.71KB)

Regional Clusters


As part of the re-organisation of the higher education landscape in Ireland, regional clusters of higher education institutions are being created. 

West/North West Regional Cluster
The West/North West Regional Cluster consists of GMIT, Letterkenny IT and IT Sligo along with NUI Galway.

Mid-West Regional Cluster
The Mid-West Regional Cluster consists of Limerick IT, University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College. 

In due course, the West/North West and Mid-West clusters will merge.

Further Information


Letterkenny IT

IT Sligo

NUI Galway

Limerick IT

Marine Institute