Further Funding Of Over €1m For Munster Technological University

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THE Minister for Higher Education yesterday announced funding of €1.03 million to support the development of the Munster Technological University, which will consist of the Institute of Technology Tralee and Cork Institute of Technology.

She is also bringing the  the Technological Universities Bill to Committee Stage in the Dáil today, moving the process another step closer.

The Minister announced a total of €6.3 million in support of the ongoing restructuring of higher education nationally.

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The Munster Technological University (MTU)  is one of four Technological Universities nationally. The others are Technological University for the South-East, Connacht Ulster Alliance and TU4Dublin.

Up to yesterday’s announcement, the Munster Technological University (MTU) has been awarded €1.27 in Higher Education Authority funding.


Announcing the funding, Minister Mitchell O’Connor said; “The landscape of Irish higher education is significantly evolving. The Government continues to back this progressive evolution in higher education by all available means not least in a practical funding manner. The latest funding allocation includes €4 million in ring-fenced funding secured in Budget 2017 for the development of technological universities and further significant funding has been secured in this regard in Budget 2018 also.”

Taken together with the progression of the Technological Universities Bill, which I am bringing to Committee Stage in the Dáil tomorrow, this is further testament to the Government’s commitment to make the long-sought concept of Technological Universities a reality”.



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