About IT Sligo
IT Sligo was founded in 1970 and is governed by the Institutes of Technology Acts 1994-2006. The President is Professor Vincent Cunnane, who took up his post in 2014.
At a Glance
- The campus is centrally located in Sligo and is well serviced by public transport.
- The most recent developments include a new Student Centre and state of the art Library/Learning Resource Centre that provides students with a dynamic focus for learning and study.
- Sports Facilities include the Knocknarea Arena, a 1,500m2 multipurpose sports arena equipped for a range of indoor sports including football and basketball.
- We also have an international standard outdoor athletics track; floodlit soccer and Gaelic pitches and leisure and gym facilities available to all staff, students and conference visitors on campus.
- Student Accommodation: there are 2,100 bed spaces provided within Sligo City exclusively for students.
- We provide spaces for 950 vehicles on campus with visitor, pay and display, and free parking.
Facts and Figures
- We have an asset base of €70m and annual income of €40m.
- IT Sligo is situated on a 70 acre edge of town parkland location.
- Campus buildings comprise 40,000m2,
- We have 5,800 students (4,300 whole-time equivalent) and 600 staff (495 whole-time equivalent).
Academic Qualifications and Structure
- We have three schools: Business and Social Sciences; Engineering and Design; and Science.
- Qualifications are awarded by IT Sligo and the Higher Education and Training Award Council (HETAC).
- We offer a range of programmes leading to qualifications within the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
- These include major awards at NFQ levels 6-10; minor, special purpose awards at NFQ levels 6-10; and Craft, Phase 4 and Phase 6.