An Taoiseach Enda Kenny is currently attending the formal signing of the agreement by the Chairs of the three Institutes’ Governing Bodies and their Presidents at GMIT Castlebar this afternoon.
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Letterkenny Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology, Sligo have formed a new strategic partnership, the Connacht-Ulster Alliance, with the aim of achieving Technological University status.
All three Institutes will work together on areas such as flexible learning delivery and research and innovation and links to local Education and Training Boards.
The three Institutes currently have a combined population of just over 16,000 students
The alliance will form part of a cluster of higher and further education providers in the region and include collaborations with cross-border institutions.