University of the South-East edges closer as second college approves application
It’s full steam ahead for the Technological University of the South East after the governing body of Institute of Technology Carlow approved an application for University designation.
The move by IT Carlow follows a similar approval from the Board of Waterford Institute of Technology earlier this week.
The approval of both bodies with the applications made to Higher Education Minister, Simon Harris paves the way for the long-awaited establishment of a technological university in the South East.
The next steps will see the Minister appoint an international panel to review the application and make a recommendation to the Higher Education Authority. It is expected that this review will be conducted in June of this year.
Dr Patricia Mulcahy, President of Institute of Technology Carlow, paid tribute to all staff for their continued commitment to the University project and said: “Our ambitious plans for the new University reflect the vision and ambition of our stakeholders and will deliver additional significant benefits for learners and staff, employers and enterprise, and for our local and regional communities.
“We look forward with confidence and enthusiasm to the next steps in the legislative process,” Dr Mulcahy concluded.