The Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest has become Ireland’s third technological university. Following a joint application of the Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) – Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) Consortium. The Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands, Midwest – TUS is now designated as a technological university as of 1st October 2021.
TUS has a student population of more than 14,000 and there are approximately 2,000 staff working fulltime and part-time across six campuses in Athlone, Limerick, Clonmel, Ennis and Thurles.
Speaking about the development, TUS President Professor Vincent Cunnane said the University will have a lasting legacy that will benefit these regions from an education, social, economic and cultural perspective for generations ahead.
“TUS will be a research and innovation hub for enterprises and will foster a wider and deeper skills base that will make the regions more attractive for inward investment. This will help grow future jobs and incomes as well as deeply impacting the social and cultural fabric of the communities we serve,”.
More information can be found on the college website at Tus.ie