Athlone Institute of Technology

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Athlone Institute of Technology
Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Bhaile Átha Luain
Athlone Institute of Technology
Athlone Institute of Technology
Former name
Athlone Regional Technical College
MottoConnect and Discover
TypeInstitutes of Technology in Ireland
Established1970
PresidentProfessor Ciarán Ó Catháin
Academic staff
256
Students5,400+
Location, ,
N37 HD68
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Coordinates: 53°25′05″N 7°54′17″W / 53.41794°N 7.90462°W / 53.41794; -7.90462
Campus18 hectares (44 acres)
ColoursBlue & White
Websiteait.ie

Athlone Institute of Technology (Irish: Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Bhaile Átha Luain), also known as AIT, is a third-level education institution in Athlone, Ireland.

History[edit]

The institution was established by the Irish Government in 1970 as Athlone Regional Technical College.

College of sanctuary[edit]

In 2017 AIT became the first designated college of sanctuary in Ireland.[1]

Notable alumni[edit]

Facilities[edit]

  • The Goldsmith Library, named after Oliver Goldsmith, novelist, playwright and poet
  • McCormack Hall, performance venue named after John McCormack, tenor

AIT International Arena[edit]

AIT International Arena, 2015

An international athletics arena with an overall building floor area of 9,715 m2 was opened in early 2013. The arena can house 2,000 spectators and was constructed at a cost of €10 million.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athlone IT is the first College of Sanctuary in Ireland". Places of Sanctuary Ireland. 2017-06-16. Retrieved 2018-11-04. Athlone IT, a midland college with global reputation and international students from over 60 countries, including Mid East and East Asia, has became the first College of Sanctuary in Ireland.
  2. ^ "AIT International Arena – Athlone Institute of Technology". Archived from the original on 18 January 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2015.

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