A large extension for the Letterkenny Institute of Technology has been confirmed as part of National Plans for Institutes of Technology.
The new plan (pictured above) will include a 5,000 square metre library and online rooms.
Deputy Joe McHugh confirmed the plans as part of national plans for investment in higher education.
He said “We all want to see our Institutes of Technology and further education colleges deepen linkages and expand options for students to provide the skills they need for a changing world, and in particular now as we continue to live and work through Covid19.
“I am pleased to see the deepening of the connections within the Connacht Ulster Alliance between Letterkenny IT, GMIT and IT Sligo as they work towards their goal of establishing a technological university, as well as the strengthening of cross border links in the North-West.”
This project provides for the construction of a new 5000m squared Library and General Education Building which will accommodate a learning resource centre, IT and innovation laboratories, online learning delivery rooms and classrooms.
The Killybegs Campus has also recently received €1.8M in funding for the modernisation of the main building.
“This investment is significant for these third level institutions to develop and align courses, push on in the field of research and ultimately progress to technological university status.
“Institutes of Technology have an essential role to play in driving recovery across Ireland’s regions as we continue preparing for the opportunities and challenges of our changing economy.”
“I am delighted to see that Letterkenny IT and the School of Tourism in Killybegs will be at the heart of the new Technological University, with the Connaught Ulster Alliance harnessing the wealth and talent of opportunity for our County,” added deputy McHugh.Tags: