Cork Institute of Technology

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)
Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Chorcaí
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Former name
Cork Regional Technical College
Motto
Rísam Uile
Motto in English
"Let us all achieve"
Active1974–2020
PresidentBarry O'Connor (interim)
Academic staff
862
Students17,000
Location
Cork

51°53′02″N 8°32′09″W / 51.8839°N 8.5358°W / 51.8839; -8.5358Coordinates: 51°53′02″N 8°32′09″W / 51.8839°N 8.5358°W / 51.8839; -8.5358
CampusCIT Cork, Bishopstown
National Maritime College of Ireland, Ringaskiddy, Cork
Cork School of Music, Cork City
Crawford College of Art, Cork City
Websitewww.cit.ie
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Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) (Irish: Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Chorcaí) was a third level educational institution in Ireland, located in Cork. Upon its dissolution, the institute had 17,000 students (both part-time and full-time) in art, business, engineering, music, drama and science disciplines. The institute had been named as Institute of Technology of the Year in The Sunday Times University Guide for Ireland on numerous occasions. On 1 January 2021, CIT (now known as MTU Cork[1]) merged with IT Tralee to become Munster Technological University, Ireland's second Technological University.[2][3][4]

Cork Institute of Technology consisted of two constituent faculties and three constituent colleges. The constituent faculties were Engineering and Science, and Business and Humanities. The constituent colleges were the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, the CIT Cork School of Music and the National Maritime College of Ireland.[5] Faculties were made up of Schools which in turn comprise two or more academic departments.

As of May 2020, CIT had 1,465 staff members of whom 862 were academic staff.

  1. ^ https://twitter.com/MTU_Cork
  2. ^ Graham, Breda. "Second university announced for Cork with green light given to CIT and IT Tralee consortium". EchoLive.ie. Archived from the original on 26 May 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  3. ^ Casey, Jess (26 May 2020). "New technological university for Munster this week as greenlight expected for IT merger". IrishExaminer.ie. Archived from the original on 26 May 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  4. ^ Roche, Barry (26 May 2020). "Taoiseach confirms creation of new Munster Technological University". The Irish Times. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Cork Institute of Technology". Cork Institute of Technology. Retrieved 20 October 2018.