CIT and IT Tralee set to become Munster Technological University

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This week, an Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD and Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor have announced that the consortium of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT) is set to become a Technological University. Munster Technological University (MTU) will be established officially in early 2021 and will be Ireland’s newest Technological University.

About Munster Technological University

MTU will see the merging of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and the Institute of Technology Tralee (IT Tralee) and will be a multi-campus technological university, contributing to the region through the provision of academic programmes that support student development and opportunities, education, and research. MTU will have an extensive footprint with six campuses across the South‑West region.

MTU will play a leadership role in the strategic development of the region, and, in so doing, will adopt a global outlook and a civic centric value system.


  • The range and quality of services and supports available to students will be enriched;
  • Students will have a greater range of options available to them in relation to course choice, progression opportunities, research and industry placement;
  • Graduates will be able to avail of a greater selection of options nationally, and internationally, for further study and participation in research;
  • Graduates will experience enhanced employability both in Ireland and internationally as MTU graduates.

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