Archive for CIT

Cork institutes win €4.8m scheme

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 11 March 2011 by Steve

“The Tyndall National Institute and Cork Institute of Technology have been awarded the joint co-ordination of a high-tech EU postgraduate training programme …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 11 March]

UL survive Dooley’s red card to punish CIT

Posted in Life with tags , , on 26 February 2011 by Steve

University of Limerick 0-15 Cork IT 0-13 University of Limerick survived Shane Dooley’s sending-off to see off Cork IT yesterday. Offaly ace Dooley was shown a straight red card by Galway referee Alan Kelly 10 minutes from time following an off-the-ball altercation with Eoin Dillon …” (more)

[Jackie Cahill, Independent, 26 February]

Merger with Cork poses concerns for WIT’s future

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 17 February 2011 by Steve

“Concerns for a potential merger between Waterford Institute of Technology and Cork Institute of Technology were aired at a political debate held in WIT last Tuesday night …” (more)

[Mary Ellen Breen, Waterford News and Star, 17 February]

Murphy plays hero and villain for CIT

Posted in Life with tags , , on 29 January 2011 by Steve

Cork IT 2-12 NUI Galway 0-17 Fitzgibbon Cup (SH) A penalty a minute into injury-time from Tony Murphy gave Cork IT a one-point victory over champions NUI Galway at Dangan in Galway …” (more)

[Independent, 29 January]

Hogan calls on WIT to focus on south-east university

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 28 January 2011 by Steve

“Deputy Phil Hogan has expressed disappointment with the shift in policy by the Board of Waterford IT in the pursuit of a university for the south east. The Fine Gael Frontbench spokesman, who has been a long-term supporter for the establishment of a university for the south-east, has criticised WIT’s new policy to pursue linking with Cork IT …” (more)

[Kilkenny Advertiser, 28 January]

Merger?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 27 January 2011 by Steve

“Just attended meeting with Kieran Byrne, president of #wit, on the Hunt report. Very honest, forthright discussion. Merger with #cit likely.” (tweet)

[Norman Wyse, Twitter, 26 January]

Cork/Waterford merger may kill Carlow’s university dream

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 19 January 2011 by Steve

“Moves to link Waterford IT and Cork IT could sound the death knell for aspirations held by IT Carlow that it would become central in a much-anticipated university for the south-east …” (more)

[Carlow Nationalist, 18 January]

CIT-WIT merger makes little emotive sense

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 19 January 2011 by Steve

“The currently contemplated merger of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) makes sense only financially …” (more)

[Daniel O’Carroll, Cork Student News, 19 January]

Time now for everyone to unite and deliver a University of the South East based in the South East

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 18 January 2011 by Steve

“Business leaders, employers, community activists and the public at large right across the South East need to unite now in an all-out drive to deliver a University of the South East in the region, Fine Gael’s John Paul Phelan says …” (more)

[Senator John Paul Phelan, 18 January]

CIT and WIT in partnership talks

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , on 18 January 2011 by Steve

“A partnership between third-level colleges in the south to form a technological university has been described by one college leader as a strong option …” (more)

[Conor Kane and Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 18 January]

Good question

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 18 January 2011 by Steve

“@krismacdotcom But its one thing having a Dub Tech Uni in a cluster but what benefit does CIT and WIT gain from merging?” (tweet)

[Diarmuid Angland, Twitter, 17 January]

Waterford, Cork ITs aim for university status

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 17 January 2011 by Steve

“A number of colleges in the south of the country are having talks about possible mergers and submissions on university status to Government in the future …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 17 January]

Institutes of technology discuss possible mergers across sector

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , , , , , on 11 January 2011 by Steve

“A number of institutes of technology are already discussing possible mergers which are to be urged in the long-awaited higher education strategy being published this morning …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 11 January]

CIT pres becomes chair of Institutes of Technology Ireland

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 11 January 2011 by Steve

“CIT’s President, Dr Brendan Murphy, has been elected chair of the Institutes of Technology Ireland (IOTI), the representative body of Ireland’s thirteen institutes of technology for this year …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 10 January]

Cork Colleges receive Government funding of €6.2m – Minister Martin

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 16 December 2010 by Steve

“UCC and CIT are receiving €6.2 million from the Government for small scale building works and the upgrading of high tech equipment, according to Fianna Fáil TD and Foreign Affairs Minister, Micheál Martin …” (more)

[Fianna Fáil, 16 December]

College was on rocky ground in row over foundations

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 4 December 2010 by Steve

“Differences in underground rock formations discovered after building work began contributed to a project at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) running 45% over budget …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 4 December]

CIT campuses closes due to ice

Posted in Governance and administration, Life with tags , on 3 December 2010 by Steve

“CIT closes as icy conditions continue. CIT’s campus was closed for a number of hours early this afternoon due to the inclement weather conditions …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 3 December]

UCCSU issues ‘call to arms’ to students ahead of march

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , , on 18 November 2010 by Steve

“UCC Students’ Union and CIT Students’ Union have this afternoon issued a joint ‘call to arms’ ahead of a USI organized student march to take place in Cork, Dec 1st …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 18 November]

Saudi students will ‘create jobs and boost the economy’

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , , on 3 November 2010 by Steve

“A new scholarship programme that will see Saudi students transfer to Irish Technology colleges will ‘create jobs and boost the regional economy’ …” (more)

[Shane Hulgraine, Silicon Republic, 3 November]

Graduate architects keep lofty ambitions

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 2 November 2010 by Steve

“Despite the severe shortage of jobs for architects, the first graduates from a joint degree at Cork’s two third-level colleges are hopeful for a bright future …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 2 November]