The Connacht-Ulster Alliance (CUA) of GMIT, LYIT and IT Sligo have reached a significant milestone of meeting the Technological University (TU) criteria. In May 2021, the alliance formally submitted its application to become a Technological University.
An international evaluation process is currently under way. The CUA expects to begin operating as a multi-campus university in early 2022.
Welcoming the news, Minister of State Anne Rabbitte said:
I am truly excited about the Connacht-Ulster Alliance. To prosper and grow, more often than not, there will be a point when it will be necessary to find creative new ways to expand and develop.
Strategic education alliance relationships have grown increasingly popular and serve as a means. It is much easier to meet your metrics or reach your goals when the resources of several educational institutions are working together instead of one going alone.
Educational alliances provide new insights and ideas into existing courses and new course opportunities. This creates an opportunity for the quality of programmes to improve over time.
The CUA Technological University will will make a significant contribution to the lives of people of the region and beyond and will stand as a legacy for all those who have been involved.
In preparation for the TU International Advisory Panel, the CUA has developed a video to provide an overview of the campuses for the panel as they will be undertaking a virtual visit.
- CUA Video here.
They have also completed the first issue of our External Newsletter
- CUA External Newsletter here.