A €4million investment has been announced to make ATU campuses greener and more accessible.
The investment will also help the university access ICT equipment and undertake minor capital works.
The €3,979,631 fund for ATU is part of a €40million announcement by Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris for higher education institutions for the upcoming academic year.
The funding must be used for key capital investment priorities, including:
- investments to support universal access
- energy efficiency and decarbonisation upgrades
- general ICT and equipment-related upgrades
- health and safety works, and other building upgrades
- minor works and equipment
- Grant funding for the coming academic year is being extended to the Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) and the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies (DIAS) for the first time.
Speaking today, Minister Harris said: “I’m delighted to announce a significant devolved capital grant for the higher education sector to support a range of capital priorities.
“Our third level sector faces significant challenges in responding to climate objectives and this fund will assist with making energy upgrades.
“It will also ensure our campuses are inclusive and accessible. The funding can be used to make the necessary upgrades to make campuses accessible for people with disabilities but it can also be used to help students to access laptops or other ICT requirements.
“The funding forms part of ongoing investment in the higher education sector under Project Ireland 2040 and reaffirms a strong commitment to public investment in higher education infrastructure.”