Ireland’s education system ranks among the top ten in the world. There are also over 1 million people currently in full time education, according to the IMD Competitiveness Yearbook 2015.
Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT)
WIT is the major provider of higher education in the South East region of Ireland, it is a university level institution and one of the largest outside of Dublin with over 10,000 students and 1,000 staff. WIT has an excellent national and international reputation and is an important contributor to Waterford and the South East region through both direct and indirect employment. WIT work closely with industry in the region and supply graduates from Diploma to PhD level; more than 75% of full-time students are registered at degree level or higher.
WIT has over 10,000 students with more than 75% registered at degree level or higher.
Of the 1,844 new under graduates in WIT in 2015 the three most popular choices were:
- 20.3% Health & Welfare
- 18.9% Business, Law & Admin’.
- 16.8% ‘Services’ (including Sports and Hotels)
International & Industry Links
WIT has formal academic exchange and research partnerships with over 40 universities worldwide, example include:
- Oxford University
- Trinity College Dublin
- University College London
- Budapest University of Technology
- Nanjing University of Science and Technology.
In addition WIT has very close relationships with industry and commerce, the professions and the public service for research, consultancy, student and graduate placements. A culture of entrepreneurship and innovation is fostered at all levels in the organisation and includes a one year enterprise platform programme offered to graduates by the School of Business. Through its School of Humanities it plays a very significant role in the social and cultural life of its region.
WIT has developed an attractive modern university-level campus environment for staff and students. The Institute has a multi-campus structure with five sites clustered within a three kilometre radius of the main campus on the Cork Road. Carriganore campus, just outside the city, has already had significant development and provides an asset base suitable for future development. It is a base for research activities, particularly in the ICT area, as well as corporate services and sports facilitie
WIT’s Sports Campus at Carriganore recently received a significant boast with the announcement of a €10.5 million multi-purpose sports arena to be developed on the campus. Over the past 10 years, €150 million has been successfully invested in capital projects including:
- Luke Wadding Library
- Walton ICT building
- Gallery Restaurant
- ArcLabs Research and Innovation Centre
- Health Sciences building
- Tourism and Leisure Education building
For more information on WIT visit: www.wit.ie