IT, Tralee Secures 2.3 million in Strategic Funding
Mr. Michael Carmody, President of the Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT) has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for
Education and Science awarding ITT a substantial Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) grant of â¿¬2.3 million. The funding, which was allocated as a result of an overall Shannon Consortium bid, is to be invested in collaborative programmes aimed at raising higher education standards throughout the Shannon region.
The Shannon Consortium is an education partnership between ITT, University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology and Mary Immaculate College and has received a total of â¿¬12.5 million in SIF funding.
â¿¿We will deepen our activity in the currently supported areas of access; teaching and learning; and graduate studies, with complementary projects including the establishment of the National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning and initiatives in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise development to build upon ongoing work such as the Young Entrepreneur Program and Enterprise Platform Programâ¿.
We are delighted to be a part of such important and progressive projects which promise to enhance collaboration between our third level institutions, improve the quality of teaching and learning, as well as promoting access to higher education and lifelong learningâ¿.
IT, Tralee is also part of the sector-wide lifelong learning / postgraduate education project which was allocated â¿¬9.961m in funding.
For More Information:
Isabel Dalton, Pembroke Communications: Tel: 649 6491 Mobile: 087 2639021
Nigel Oâ¿¿Mahony, Pembroke Communications: Mobile: 086 2497530
Brita Lyons, IT, Tralee: PH: 066 719 1705