Technological Universities (TUs) are a part of the changing face of higher education in Ireland. The TU agenda is a welcome addition to the higher education landscape- the new technological universities will drive access, excellence, and regional development, strengthening the links with enterprise in the country and employers in the community.
The benefits of a TU are significant –the ability to attract Foreign Direct Investment, to retain and create skills and employment in the region and to give students the highest quality education across all qualification levels, from apprenticeship to doctoral degrees, whilst residing in their own locality.
Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris talks about the benefits of Technological Universities in Ireland.
Ann Marie Crilly, a student at TU Dublin, explains what studying at a TU means for her.
Professor Maggie Cusack, first President of MTU talks about the establishment of Munster Technological University.
Athlone IT and Limerick IT join to become a new technological university for the midlands and mid-west