Institutes of Technology Ireland
IOTI is the representative body for 13 of Ireland’s Institutes of Technology, which are recognised as a major success story in Irish education. The Institutes of Technology operate a unique system in that they allow students to progress from two year (associate degree programmes) through primary degree to Masters and PhD.
Institutes of Technology awards are integrated with the highest award levels of the Irish National Qualification Framework which in turn is aligned to the Bologna Framework.They are to the forefront in ensuring that Ireland’s modern economy continues to have the requisite array of leading-edge skills demanded by our knowledge-based industries.
The Institutes provide programmes that reflect current and emerging knowledge and practices and promote self-management, critical analysis, decision making and entrepreneurship. They foster graduates ready to undertake roles, responsibilities and challenges in business, industry, the professions, public services and society.
The Institutes of Technology
Athlone Institute of Technology
Athlone Institute of Technology was established in 1970. The principal aim of the Institute is to provide education and training for the economic, technological, scientific, commercial, industrial, social and cultural development of the State, with particular reference to the midlands.
T: 0902 24400
President: Prof. Ciaran Ó Cathain
Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown
Ireland’s newest Institute of Technology opened in September 1999 at Blanchardstown in the North-West of Dublin. The mission of the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown is to serve its students and the community by meeting the skills needs in the economy and increasing the level of participation in third-level education and training in Dublin North-West and its environs.
Blanchardstown Road North
T: 01 885 1000
President: Dr. Mary Meaney
Institute of Technology, Carlow
Institute of Technology Carlow was established in 1970. It is one of Ireland’s leading higher education colleges, providing a broad range of academic programmes in the fields of Science, Engineering, Technology and Business Management.
T: 0503 70400
President: Dr. Patricia Mulcahy
Cork Institute of Technology
Cork Institute of Technology is one of the largest and longest established technological education centres in Ireland. Its courses span five main fields: Science, Business, Engineering, Art and Music. The qualifications awarded vary from Post-graduate Doctorates, to Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates, as well as thriving and internationally recognised trade craft courses.
T: 021 4326100
President: Dr. Brendan Murphy
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Dundalk Institute of Technology was established in 1970, autonomous since January 1993 and designated an Institute of Technology in 1998; it provides education and training in business, engineering, science, computing, nursing studies, hospitality and applied cultural studies at a variety of levels, including degree, national diploma and national certificate and through full-time and part-time programmes.
T: 042 937 0200
President: Mr. Denis Cummins
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology addresses the needs of the knowledge, media and entertainment sectors within an interdisciplinary environment that is based in visual arts, media arts, technology and enterprise.
T: 01 280 1138
President: Dr. Annie Doona
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology was established in 1972. It became the first Regional Technical College to receive degree recognition for a course; to inaugurate a joint degree with a university; to establish an add-on degree; to introduce work placement as an integral part of some courses; to run a course through Irish; to organise extra-mural courses and day seminars; to establish a Research and Consultancy Unit and to pioneer European Union (EU) student exchanges. It soon established a national and international reputation in many fields and became active in applied research and scholarship. From its inception, the Institute cultivated Liberal Studies and European languages as well as education in art and design.
T: 091 753 161
President: Mr. Jim Fennell (Acting)
Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Letterkenny Institute of Technology has provided third-level education for over 25 years. When the college was established in 1971, it was the first third-level institution in Co. Donegal. The numbers of students and the range of courses on offer have grown since then, so much so that the college was extended to two campuses in 1990.
T: 074 918 6000
President: Mr Paul Hannigan
Limerick Institute of Technology
Limerick Institute of Technology is a multi-campus higher education institution operating throughout Limerick, Tipperary and Clare. We offer a wide range of courses at Higher Certificate (Level 6), Level 7 Ordinary Degree, Level 8 Honours Degree, Level 9 Masters Degree and Level 10 Doctorate to over 6000 full and part-time students. The mission of the Institute revolves around a unique educational philosophy of active learning. LIT is strong in engagement with enterprise and the community.
T: 061 208 208
President: Dr. Maria Hinfelaar
Institute of Technology, Sligo
The objective of the Institute of Technology Sligo is to develop and provide third level courses which enable our graduates to contribute to the economic, technological and cultural developments of our country and which enrich their personal development.
T: 071 9155222
President: Professor Vincent Cunnane
Institute of Technology Tallaght, Dublin
Institute of Technology Tallaght offers a wide range of full and continuing education courses in business, computing and information technology, engineering and science. It emphasises the appropriate use of new technology and the development of quality systems, and promotes the acquisition of modern language proficiency. Provides a range of services to industry and commerce, including short courses, research and consultancy.
T: 01 4042000
President: Mr. Thomas Stone
Institute of Technology Tralee
Institute of Technology Tralee was established in 1977 and is a university level institution with a range of programmes from craft to postgraduate level. The Institute offers courses at Craft, National Certificate, National Diploma, Degree and Postgraduate level, in the disciplines of Business, Engineering, Science and Computing.
T: 066 7145600
President: Dr. Oliver Murphy
Waterford Institute of Technology
WIT provides higher education up to doctorate level for full-time and part-time students.The Institute also contributes to the economic, cultural, scientific and technological development of Waterford City, its region, and Ireland as a whole. Through its international programmes, WIT has partners throughout the world.
T: 051 302000
President: Dr. William Donnelly