Posts Categorized: IT Sligo News

IT Sligo Expands Precision Engineering Course Offerings

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IT Sligo has taken a significant step towards realising its vision for the establishment of a new Centre of Excellence in Precision Engineering at the institute, with the approval of a new Level 8 Honours Degree in Precision Engineering and Design. Since its foundation in 1970,  the college, as the National Centre for Training for the… Read more »

New Collaboration Promotes Best Practice In Construction Industry


A new regional collaboration involving IT Sligo, Letterkenny IT and the Construction IT Alliance (CITA) has been set up in the North West region to promote best practice and training expertise in Building Information Modelling (BIM). Now firmly recognized as the established best practice model in the Construction Industry, BIM is a collaborative way of… Read more »

IT Sligo Nurtures European Boost For Farming

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One of IT Sligo’s main research centres is playing a central role in the establishment of a new knowledge and best practice network which aims to boost innovation in agricultural areas across Europe renowned for their outstanding natural and cultural values. The Centre for Environmental Research, Innovation and Sustainability (CERIS) at IT Sligo and the… Read more »

Aoife’s App Helps Drowsy Drivers Stay Safe


A project designed to help drowsy drivers stay safe on the roads has won the top award at this year’s SciFest@ITSligo. Of the 145 projects exhibited at the Institute’s Knocknarea Arena, the overall prize on the day for Best Project went to Aoife Kearins, a fifth-year student at the Ursuline College in Sligo for her project “Eye… Read more »

IT Sligo President To Step Down

Professor Vincent Cunnane, President of IT Sligo. 
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The President of IT Sligo is to leave the Institute later this year to take up a new role as President of Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT). Professor Vincent Cunnane made the announcement at a conference for IT Sligo staff on Tuesday. He will succeed Dr Maria Hinfelaar who left her role with LIT earlier… Read more »

SciFest 2016 At IT Sligo


Post-primary school students from across the region will be showing off their scientific knowledge at the regional SciFest fair which will be taking place at IT Sligo’s Knocknarea Arena on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016. SciFest is an all-inclusive, all-island science initiative which fosters active, collaborative and inquiry-based learning among second level students. SciFest@ITSligo Wednesday, May… Read more »

Robert’s Housing Solution Wins Student Award

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An IT Sligo student‘s solution to Ireland’s housing crisis has earned him a prestigious award from the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Robert Kelleher from Elphin, Co Roscommon, who’s a final-year Quantity Surveying student, received the Best Student Award at the recent Construction Futures event held in Derry, and organised by the CIOB (North West… Read more »

IT Sligo Honours Student Achievements


The student achievements of IT Sligo’s Clubs and Societies were honoured at a special awards ceremony in the Best Western South Hotel in Sligo last Thursday. Student representatives from the Institute’s 70 clubs and societies gathered for a gala evening, which was organised in association with AIB. Each year, the awards honour the outstanding achievements of… Read more »

IT Sligo Scientist Leads New Discovery In Fight Against Superbugs

Professor Suresh Pillai

A new discovery could control the spread of deadly antibiotic-resistant superbugs which experts fear are on course to kill 10 million people every year by 2050 – more than will die from cancer. A team of scientists, led by Professor Suresh C. Pillai from IT Sligo, have made the significant breakthrough which will allow everyday… Read more »

Engineering Expo Opens Up World Of Possibilities


The diversity and range of career possibilities in engineering will be showcased at a special interactive event for students and jobseekers at IT Sligo on Thursday May 5th. The Engineering Expo is a free public event, bringing together leading national and international engineering practitioners along with training expertise in the sector, and schools from across… Read more »