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Technological Higher Education Association

The Technological Higher Education Association (THEA) is the representative body for the 14 Institutes of Technology in Ireland. The Institutes of Technology operate a unique system in that they allow students to progress from two year (associate degree programmes) through primary degree to Masters and PhD.

Institutes of Technology awards are integrated with the highest award levels of the Irish National Qualification Framework which in turn is aligned to the Bologna Framework.They are to the forefront in ensuring that Ireland’s modern economy continues to have the requisite array of leading-edge skills demanded by our knowledge-based industries.

The Institutes provide programmes that reflect current and emerging knowledge and practices and promote self-management, critical analysis, decision making and entrepreneurship. They foster graduates ready to undertake roles, responsibilities and challenges in business, industry, the professions, public services and society.

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Waterford Institute of Technology

WIT provides higher education up to doctorate level for full-time and part-time students.The Institute also contributes to the economic, cultural, scientific and technological development of Waterford City, its region, and Ireland as a whole. Through its international programmes, WIT has partners throughout the world.
Cork Road,
T: +353 51 302000
President: Professor William Donnelly

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Athlone Institute of Technology

Athlone Institute of Technology was established in 1970. The principal aim of the Institute is to provide education and training for the economic, technological, scientific, commercial, industrial, social and cultural development of the State, with particular reference to the midlands.
Dublin Road,
Co. Westmeath
T: +353 906 6468000
President: Professor Ciaran Ó Cathain

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Cork Institute of Technology

Cork Institute of Technology is one of the largest and longest established technological education centres in Ireland. Its courses span five main fields: Science, Business, Engineering, Art and Music. The qualifications awarded vary from Post-graduate Doctorates, to Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates, as well as thriving and internationally recognised trade craft courses.
Rossa Avenue,
Co. Cork
T: +353 21 4326100
President: Dr. Barry O'Connor

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Dublin Institute of Technology

Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has been an integral part of the Irish Higher Education system for more than a century. In that time it has continued to adapt and expand its provision to reflect a changing society and the wider economic environment. DIT is now one of Ireland’s largest and most innovative university-level institutions.

A comprehensive, dual-sector doctoral-awarding institution, DIT combines the academic excellence of a traditional university with professional, career-oriented learning, preparing graduates for productive leadership roles.  The core values reflected in its mission emphasize student-centred learning, useful knowledge, rigorous processes of discovery and critical enquiry, and support for entrepreneurship and diversity.

143-149 Rathmines Road,
Dublin 6,
T: +353 1 402 3000
President: Professor Brian Norton

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Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology addresses the needs of the knowledge, media and entertainment sectors within an interdisciplinary environment that is based in visual arts, media arts, technology and enterprise.
Kill Avenue
Dun Laoghaire,
Co Dublin
T: +353 1 280 1138
President: Dr. Annie Doona

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Dundalk Institute of Technology

Dundalk Institute of Technology was established in 1970, autonomous since January 1993 and designated an Institute of Technology in 1998; it provides education and training in business, engineering, science, computing, nursing studies, hospitality and applied cultural studies at a variety of levels, including degree, national diploma and national certificate and through full-time and part-time programmes.
Dublin Road,
Co. Louth
T: +353 42 937 0200
President: Dr. Michael Mulvey

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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) is a progressive higher education institution offering a wide range of programmes from Higher Certificate to PhD level. Serving over 6000 students, GMIT is spread over five campuses across the two counties of Galway and Mayo, and is resourced by 647 staff. From its inception in 1972, GMIT cultivated Liberal Studies and European languages as well as education in Art and Design. A national and international reputation was soon established in many fields and the institute became active in applied research and scholarship. GMIT is also involved in a range of research activities including high-level collaborations with other higher education centres, as well as a firm foundation with industry partners. Along with partners IT Sligo and Letterkenny IT, GMIT is progressing towards designation as a Technological University (TU).

GMIT Galway campus
Dublin Road
T:+353 91 753161
President: Dr. Fergal J. Barry


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Institute of Technology Tallaght, Dublin

Institute of Technology Tallaght offers a wide range of full and continuing education courses in business, computing and information technology, engineering and science. It emphasises the appropriate use of new technology and the development of quality systems, and promotes the acquisition of modern language proficiency. Provides a range of services to industry and commerce, including short courses, research and consultancy.
Dublin 24
T: +353 1 4042000
President: Mr. Thomas Stone

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Institute of Technology Tralee

Institute of Technology Tralee was established in 1977 and is a university level institution with a range of programmes from craft to postgraduate level. The Institute offers courses at Craft, National Certificate, National Diploma, Degree and Postgraduate level, in the disciplines of Business, Engineering, Science and Computing.
T: +353 66 7145600
President: Dr. Oliver Murphy

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Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown

Ireland’s newest Institute of Technology opened in September 1999 at Blanchardstown in the North-West of Dublin. The mission of the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown is to serve its students and the community by meeting the skills needs in the economy and increasing the level of participation in third-level education and training in Dublin North-West and its environs.
Blanchardstown Road North
Dublin 15
T: +353 1 885 1000
President: Dr. Diarmuid O'Callaghan

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Institute of Technology, Carlow

Institute of Technology Carlow was established in 1970. It is one of Ireland’s leading higher education colleges, providing a broad range of academic programmes in the fields of Science, Engineering, Technology and Business Management.
Kilkenny Road,
T: +353 503 70400
President: Dr. Patricia Mulcahy

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Institute of Technology, Sligo

The objective of the Institute of Technology Sligo is to develop and provide third level courses which enable our graduates to contribute to the economic, technological and cultural developments of our country and which enrich their personal development.
Ash Lane,
T: +353 71 9155222
President: Dr. Brendan McCormack


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Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Letterkenny Institute of Technology has provided third-level education for over 25 years. When the college was established in 1971, it was the first third-level institution in Co. Donegal. The numbers of students and the range of courses on offer have grown since then, so much so that the college was extended to two campuses in 1990.
Port Road,
Co. Donegal
T: +353 74 918 6000
President: Mr. Paul Hannigan

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Limerick Institute of Technology

Limerick Institute of Technology is a multi-campus higher education institution operating throughout Limerick, Tipperary and Clare. We offer a wide range of courses at Higher Certificate (Level 6), Level 7 Ordinary Degree, Level 8 Honours Degree, Level 9 Masters Degree and Level 10 Doctorate to over 6000 full and part-time students. The mission of the Institute revolves around a unique educational philosophy of active learning. LIT is strong in engagement with enterprise and the community.

T: +353 61 293 000
President: Professor Vincent Cunnane