Institute of Technology, Sligo

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Institute of Technology, Sligo
Institiúid Teicneolaíochta, Sligeach
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Established 1970
President Terri Scott
Academic staff 300
Students 6,500
Location Sligo, Ireland
Campus 70 acres (280,000 m2)
Website http://itsligo.ie

Institute of Technology Sligo (Irish: Institiúid Teicneolaíochta, Sligeach) (ITS) is a state funded third-level educational institution situated in the town of Sligo, Ireland. The Institute has three Schools and 9 Departments.

The institute opened in 1970 as a Regional Technical College and adopted its present name on May 7, 1997.[1] Professor Terry Scott has been Director of the Institute since October 2008 and Dr. Brendan McCormack is the current Registrar.

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The Institute is fast-becoming one of the leading third-level education bases in Ireland[citation needed]. In terms of student numbers, only the Dublin Institute of Technology outranks its science department[citation needed]. IT Sligo also has the second best science department in the IT sector in Ireland, behind DIT.

On the sporting field, the college has been very successful in ladies soccer and more notably the senior football team, who have won the Sigerson Cup three times in the last six years. Success has also been had in areas such as lifesaving, cycling and hurling. The college also caters for other sports such as indoor soccer, hand gliding and most importantly their infamous College Rugby Team, the best college rugby team in the north west Ireland.

Latest news[edit]

IT Sligo's Team Hermes wins the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2011- a world student technology competition - in the software design category, in New York. http://www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/item/22651-it-sligo-team-wins-at-micro

Construction began in 2012 on the new science block and student canteen. It involved the demolition of the old 1970's building and the building of the new 3 storey school of science and canteen. The extension, due for completion in 2014, will compose of 206 new rooms, including lecture halls, scientific laboratories, staff offices, kitchens and the new canteen.

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Coordinates: 54°16′41″N 8°27′36″W / 54.278°N 8.460°W / 54.278; -8.460