Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
Institúid Teicneolaíochta na Gaillimhe-Maigh Eo
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President Michael Carmody
Students 9,000
Location Galway - Castlebar - Cluain Mhuire - Letterfrack - Mountbellew
Website http://www.gmit.ie/
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Castlebar

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (Irish: Institúid Teicneolaíochta na Gaillimhe-Maigh Eo) is a third level institute of education and is based at five locations in the west of Ireland.

Galway Campus[edit]

The Dublin Road campus on the outskirts of Galway City is the administrative headquarters for the college and has five Schools of study, which include business, engineering, hotel & tourism, humanities and science. Also located at this campus is the Innovation in Business Centre (IiBC), the Lifelong Learning Centre and the Research, Development & Innovation Centre.

Cluain Mhuire Campus[edit]

Cluain Mhuire is located a mile from the main campus on the Monivea Road. It is based in an old Redemptorist Monastery and is now the location of an Art, Design and media college. The campus has rapidly been gaining a reputation for high standards in the fields of fine art, design and media. The annual graduate exhibitions and screenings showcase the quality of the work being produced throughout the academic year.

Castlebar Campus[edit]

The Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology at Castlebar is located on approximately 20 hectares of land less than 10 minutes walk from Castlebar Town. The Institute with its extensive, mature grounds and elegant buildings constitutes a pleasant and productive environment for study produced by these creative arts students. Programmes based in the Castlebar campus include; the department of Nursing and Health sciences and the department of Business, Humanities and Technology.

Letterfrack Campus[edit]

The Letterfrack campus is located in Connemara in County Galway. Letterfrack is a small village nestled under the Diamond Hill. Its main attractions are its stunning scenery and its proximity to Connemara National Park. The aim of GMIT, Letterfrack is to enable its graduates to contribute to, and influence, the fields of design processes and manufacture of furniture in ways that are innovative, creative and responsive to the needs and development of a quality Irish furniture industry.

History[edit]

GMIT was founded in 1972 as Regional Technical College Galway.

In 1975 the first bachelors degree course was approved at a regional technical college, and by May 1977 the first degrees were conferred, a BA in Hotel and Catering Management.

In the 1980s it developed partnerships with other educational providers in the region such as the Franciscan Agricultural College, Mountbellew and Connemara West in Letterfrack, also in 1994 it opened a campus in Castlebar, Co. Mayo and at Cluain Mhuire in Galway city. Galway RTC like other regional technical colleges gained autonomy in 1992.[1] In 1997 the college was renamed Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Regional Technical Colleges Act 1992
  2. ^ History GMIT GMIT Website

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