Minister Simon Harris receives TU application

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first_img Previous articleDonegal County Council Mica Redress Committee meeting this afternoonNext articleDisruption to continue at LUH next week News Highland Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – May 21, 2021 Facebook Minister Simon Harris receives TU application Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Further and Higher Education Minister Simon Harris has confirmed he has received an application from the Connacht Ulster Alliance seeking the establishment of a Technological University encompassing the campuses of Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Sligo Institute of technology and Galway Mayo Institute of Technology.Minister Harris says such a Technological University would have the potential to further drive the development of higher education and regional growth in the West and North West with strong cross-border links.Confirming he has set in train the necessary processes, Minister Harris said the TU could be established in early 2022, enabling students in the three campuses graduating in the 2021/2022 academic year to do so with university level qualifications.*******************Statement in full -Minister Harris confirms receipt of application seeking establishment of a Technological University in Connacht Ulster Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Facebook Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD has today (Friday)  confirmed he has received an application from the Connacht Ulster Alliance (CUA) comprising the Institute of Technology Sligo, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology and Letterkenny Institute of Technology.The application is seeking the establishment of a Technological University in Connacht/Ulster in accordance with the prescribed legislative requirements of the Technological Universities Act 2018.Speaking today, Minister Harris said: “This is an important day for the West and North West and for higher education generally with the submission of a fifth application for Technological University designation.“TUs are step-change institutions in the higher education landscape. They are embedded in their regions with strong links to local enterprise, business and community stakeholders and which provide research informed and applied teaching and learning excellence in pursuit of more balanced regional engagement and development through expanded higher education access and pathways and lifelong learning progression.”Today, three institutions have come together to make this application and in it the case for a new TU with campuses encompassing Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal. Such a TU would have the potential to further drive the development of higher education and regional growth in the West and North West with strong cross-border links.“I will carefully consider the application and the requisite reports and views on it such as are required under the Act to be furnished to me without prejudice and in accordance with the relevant legislative requirements and timeframes ”Approval of this application, like all applications for TU designation, is subject to the applicant institutes meeting the eligibility criteria set out in the 2018 Act and the wider policy related requirements to which the Minister must have regard in his role as the legislative decision-maker.The Minister is now required to appoint an advisory panel including international experts to assess the application and to be furnished with their report, the views of the Higher Education Authority on it and any other relevant information considered relevant before making his decision within legislatively prescribed timeframes.Without prejudice to the legislative assessment and decision making process now set in train, were the application to be granted and an establishment order made by the Minister and approved by the Oireachtas subsequently, it is anticipated that the three applicant institutes could potentially be legally dissolved and a new TU established in early 2022 enabling students of the dissolved institutes graduating in the 2021/2022 academic year to do so with university level qualifications.To find out more about how the Technological Universities programme is helping change the face of higher education in Ireland, please visit TechnologicalUniversities.comStatement from Minister Charlie McConalogueMcConalogue welcomes submission of application seeking establishment of a Technological University in Connacht UlsterThe Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal TD, Charlie McConalogue, today announced that his Cabinet colleague Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD has received an application from the Connacht Ulster Alliance (CUA) comprising the Institute of Technology Sligo, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology and Letterkenny Institute of Technology.The application is seeking the establishment of a technological university in Connacht/ Ulster in accordance with the prescribed legislative requirements of the Technological Universities Act 2018.Commenting today Minister McConalogue said “This is an important day for the North West and all of Connacht Ulster. The value of our Institutes of Technology are immeasurable and contribute massively to the entire region of Connacht Ulster in terms of education, business supports and balanced regional development. This TU application brings together three West North-West institutes and if successful will have campuses right throughout Connacht Ulster.””This is a great day for LYIT, Donegal and all of the West and North West. I thank Paul Hannigan of LYIT and all his team for their tremendous work in preparing for this application. I will work with the TU application team and with my colleague Minister Harris in any way possible to advance this application and in particular to ensure that the application process progresses as quickly as possible” concluded the Minister.Minister Harris is now required to appoint an advisory panel including international experts to assess the application and to be furnished with their report, the views of the Higher Education Authority on it and any other relevant information considered relevant before making his decision within legislatively prescribed timeframes. Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Homepage BannerNews WhatsApplast_img

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