|ITL Thiobráid Arann|
|Motto||To promote sustainable rural social & economic development in the region served by the Institute|
County Tipperary, Thurles, Clonmel, Ireland
LIT Tipperary (formerly Tipperary Institute) is a college of higher education, development agency and research centre in County Tipperary, Ireland and is one of the five constituent schools of Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT). Tipperary Institute was founded by the Irish Government in 1998 and opened two campuses in Thurles and Clonmel in September 1999. The then Taoiseach Bertie Ahern officially inaugurated the institute on 7 April 2000. It was formally integrated into LIT on 1 September 2011.
The college was originally known as the Tipperary Rural and Business Development Institute (TRBDI). It used Tipperary Institute as its trading name. In 2011, its name was changed to LIT Tipperary following its merger with LIT
The college has two academic departments: Business, Education and Social Science and Technology, Media and Science. It is fully HETAC-accredited and offers National Framework of Qualifications Level 7 and Level 8 full-time degree courses, as well as a number of part-time and evening courses.
The college also facilitates the joint-run BSc (Hons) in Strength & Conditioning (level 8) in conjunction with online sports college Setanta College.
In 2010 the Irish government introduced rationalization measures to cut costs of third level bodies, and commenced a merger between Tipperary Institute and Limerick Institute of Technology. The resulting integration of Tipperary Institute into LIT saw the two campuses becoming LIT Tipperary.
- HETAC » Higher Education & Training Awards Council | News
- Merger between Tipperary Institute and Limerick Institute of Technology
- Limerick Institute of Technology and Tipperary Institute to form one organisation President's Statement 23 February 2010
- Tipp Institute secure after alliance with LIT By Peter Gleeson Nenagh Guardian (12/06/2010)