As an institution dedicated to professional education and training, COLLEGE IRELAND welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Higher Education, Simon Harris that a Technological University is to be established in early 2022 incorporating the institutes of technology at Galway-Mayo, Sligo and Letterkenny.

The multi-campus technological university, the fourth to be announced since 2019, will involve thousands of students spread across locations in Castlebar, Galway city, Killybegs, Letterfrack, Letterkenny, Mountbellew and Sligo.

“This new technological university will increase higher education access, drive enhanced regional development and increase opportunities for students, staff, business and enterprise, and local communities,” Mr. Harris said.

“Overall, the entire Irish higher education landscape has shifted significantly and is reaching inwards regionally, outwards internationally and upwards in terms of ambition to serve students, staff, communities and stakeholders for decades to come.”