Archive for WIT

South East University on the way?

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

“A senior government minister-in-waiting and two of his Fine Gael colleagues this week welcomed a ‘breakthrough for Third Level education in the South East’ following the inclusion in the Coalition’s Programme for Government of a commitment to ‘explore the establishment of a multi-campus University in the South East’ …” (more)

[John O’ Connor, Munster Express, 11 March]

Phelan welcomes probe into establishment of university

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

“The new Government has already confirmed that it is committed to exploring the establishment of a multi-campus University in the South East, Fine Gael TD, John Paul Phelan, has confirmed …” (more)

[Kilkenny Advertiser, 11 March]

Probably

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 7 March 2011 by Steve

“Neither @9th_level_irl or #rte highlight technical university for south east item in #pfg11 education roundup. Am I missing subtext again?” (tweet)

[Norman Wyse, Twitter, 7 March]

Consultant radiologist appointed WIT chairman

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 3 March 2011 by Steve

“Former Fianna Fail TD and radiologist-in-charge at Waterford Regional Hospital, Dr Donie Ormonde, has been appointed chairman of Waterford Institute of Technology …” (more)

[Marion O’Mara, Waterford News and Star, 3 March]

UL overcome local rivals to win Fitzgibbon Cup

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

UL 1-17 Limerick IT 2-11 Thomas O’Brien’s 61st-minute goal saw the University of Limerick gain their first Ulster Bank Fitzgibbon Cup title since 2002, after a battling display at Waterford IT this afternoon …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 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]

Waterford IT the big losers as UCD advance despite defeat

Posted in Life with tags , , , on 9 February 2011 by Steve

LIMERICK IT 1-15 UCD 0-15 FITZGIBBON CUP (sh) Limerick IT deservingly won the battle in an entertaining clash at Belfield yesterday, but by limiting their defeat to a three-point margin, UCD stayed in the war, squeezing through to the quarter-finals at the expense of Waterford IT …” (more)

[Independent, 9 February]

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]

There’s no place for class bias in tech-universities

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 26 January 2011 by Steve

“The Hunt Report provides scope for the development of Technological Universities in Ireland. These universities would provide Ireland with the opportunity to compete more effectively in a world characterised by innovation …” (more)

[Thomas O’Toole, Independent, 26 January]

WIT merger claimed the way forward

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 21 January 2011 by Steve

“Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is only likely to achieve university status through a merger with its sister ITs in Cork and Tralee …” (more)

[Dermot Keyes, Munster Express, 21 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]

Campaign to redefine WIT as university hits snag

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 13 January 2011 by Steve

“Disagreements have emerged between campaigners who are hoping to re-designate one of the country’s largest institutes of technology as a university …” (more)

[Conor Kane, Irish Examiner, 13 January]

Hunt report confirms worst fears for WIT

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 12 January 2011 by Steve

“A campaign started in Waterford back in 1985 to bring about equality in third level educational opportunity for third level students through the establishment of a university for the South East lies in tatters today …” (more)

[Marion O’Mara, Waterford News and Star, 11 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]