Atlantic Technological University22 December 2021
GMIT, IT Sligo and LYIT (CUA) to become Atlantic Technological University in Spring 2022
GMIT, IT Sligo and LYIT (CUA) to become Atlantic Technological University in Spring 2022 The Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris has announced the name of the TU in the west and north-west as Atlantic Technological University (ATU).
Minister Simon Harris says: “I am pleased to be able to announce the name of Ireland’s fourth technological university and that, subject to the relevant legislative processes being completed, the date of establishment of the Atlantic Technological University shall be 1 April 2022. This means that students of the current three Institutes who graduate in this academic year of 2021/2022 and henceforth in the west and north-west will do so with university qualifications.”
Commenting on the final choice, David Wall, Design Director, McCann, says: “The name Atlantic Technological University reflects the deep connections in the region and the ability and ambition to impact at a national and international scale. It expresses a sense of place, incorporating aspiration, scale and geography. It speaks to our unique perspective as an island in the Atlantic Ocean that makes waves on an international stage. The new TU’s name was chosen through extensive research and consultation with students, staff, and stakeholders across industry and education.”