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.



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