Institute of Technology, Sligo

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Institute of Technology Sligo
Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Sligeach
Itsligo-logo.jpg
Established 1970
President Brendan McCormack
Academic staff
450
Students 6,000
Address Ash Lane,
Sligo,
Ireland
, 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 nine Departments.

History[edit]

The institute opened in 1970 as a Regional Technical College, and adopted its present name on 7 May 1997.[1] Dr. Brendan McCormack has been President of the Institute since September 2016,[2] and Colin McLean is the current Registrar.[3]

Development[edit]

IT Sligo's "Main Concourse"

Among other Institutes of technology in Ireland, in terms of student numbers, only the Dublin Institute of Technology outranks its science department.[citation needed].

In sports, the college has had successful ladies' soccer and men's Gaelic football teams, the latter winning the Sigerson Cup three times during the six years up to 2005. The college also caters for other sports such as indoor soccer, hang gliding, surfing and rugby.

In technology, IT Sligo's "Team Hermes" won the software design category of the 2011 Microsoft Imagine Cup (a world student technology competition, held in 2011 in New York).[4]

Construction began on a new science block in 2012. This involved the demolition of the old 1970s building and the building of a new three-storey School of Science and canteen. The extension, completed in 2014, caters for the growing numbers of science students entering the Institute.

IT Sligo has been actively developing as a provider of online distance learning since 2002, and as of September 2016 has over 1900 online learners registered on over-65 online programmes.

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