November 28, 2020
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Higher learning: Waterford college named ‘Institute of Technology of the Year’

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has been named The Sunday Times Institute of Technology of the Year for the third time.

The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 contains Ireland’s only league table that measures the performance of all 19 multi-faculty third-level institutions.

The full rankings will be revealed in a special 16-page supplement which will be published free with The Sunday Times tomorrow.

WIT won the award previously in 2009 and 2005, and was runner-up last year.

Alastair McCall, editor of The Sunday Times Good University Guide, said: “WIT has celebrated its 50th birthday this year by driving forward with plans that will eventually see its name disappear, emerging as a technological university that will have a big impact on the southeast region and far beyond. That can only be good news for the regional economy and for the students who are lucky enough to study here. WIT is already a big third level player and its future development as a TU will only fuel that further.”

WIT President Prof Willie Donnelly said: “We are honoured that the institute has been awarded this prestigious accolade as we mark our 50th anniversary. Over the last 50 years we have created opportunities for students to study at higher certificate right through to PhD and post-doctorate level, an enviable research eco-system, and are strongly connected into our community, regionally, nationally and internationally.”

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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