ITT Confirms discussions with other educational Institutes

ITT Confirms discussions with other Educational Institutes IT, Tralee has today confirmed that it is in discussions with a view to the creation of a Technological University with Cork and Waterford Institutes of Technology.

President of the Institute, Mr. Michael Carmody stated that ⿿the attainment of a University for County Kerry has been a long-term objective and the engagement with CIT and WIT is a welcome development in helping to achieve this goal. The proposed technological University will be a key driver for the future economic development of the region. University designation will also further enhance international opportunities including student recruitment and collaborative research.⿝

Mr. Flan Garvey, Chairman of the Governing Body welcomed the opportunity to create a University for Kerry and outlined that he is looking forward to working with potential partners to ensure the continued growth of the Institute as an integral part of a new university.

International experts who have experience of establishing and managing this type of multi-campus University have been appointed  to develop a model for the creation of a Technological University.