Letterkenny Institute of Technology in Co Donegal is ensuring that there is a path to prosperity in the region
It fosters one of the most progressive learning environments in Ireland with a reach that is both regional and international.
Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) attracts a diverse student cohort of more than 4,000 students from Ireland and 31 countries across the globe.
“Learners choose to study with LYIT because of our unique ethos that combines academic excellence with career-focused practical experience. It’s an innovative approach that positions our graduates for future success in line with their career and life ambitions,” explains John Andy Bonnar, Head of Development at LYIT.
The Institute also fosters close relationships with the wider North West regional community. Engagement and partnerships with indigenous and international business strengthen student’s prospects in tandem with the prosperity of the region’s economy.
“Our modern integrated campus learning environments in Letterkenny and Killybegs aren’t just gateways to a bright future, but to one of the most breathtaking corners of the world – with Donegal named National Geographic’s ‘Coolest Place on the Planet 2017’,” explains Bonnar.
In addition to world class graduates LYIT also supports the development of the North West City Region’s economy through Research and Innovation initiatives including partnering with businesses on Enterprise Ireland.
LYIT has recently been successful in funded research projects with a range of partners including an EU Horizon 2020 funded Ocean Energy project in association with University College Cork and US company Ocean Renewable Power Corporation.
And an Interreg VA funded Personalised Medicine project in association with Ulster University, Letterkenny General Hospital, CTRIC and Altnagelvin Hospital Derry and many industry partners.
CoLab LYIT’s campus Incubation and Research Centre has supported 150 high potential entrepreneurs successfully launch their businesses over the last decade.
LYIT also supports Tech NorthWest Skillnet a network of 80 technology-based member companies based in Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim. Tech NorthWest provides subsidised training and networking opportunities for members focused on improving business competitiveness and enhancing innovation.