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Wednesday 21 November 2018

DkIT funding set for graduate research works

Michael Mulvey.
Michael Mulvey.

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) is set for an additional funding boost with funds to support the enhancement of the delivery of its graduate research programme.

A grant of €500,000 will be split between DkIT and Athlone Institute of Technology as part of a joint submission to facilitate reforms in the higher education landscape. The project focuses on increasing postgraduate research capacity and improving staff qualifications. For DkIT, this will also facilitate a regional landscape restructuring approach, including improving skills ladder progression pathways in the North Leinster-South Ulster region in a cross-border axis with HEIs and FET colleges such as Queens University Belfast, Belfast Metropolitan College and South Regional College.

Presdient Michael Mulvey said: 'DkIT is committed to advancing the social, industrial, commercial capacity of our region and this funding will help us advance our already successful postgraduate graduate research portfolio. Since 2008, DkIT has secured in excess of €52M in national and European based funding which has led to a significant increase in the number and breadth of our postgraduate research. Additional capacity also allows us to increase our effectiveness to serve the region by retaining graduates in the region and enabling companies to be better prepared to take advantage of BREXIT opportunities. We will continue to strengthen relationships with colleges north and south.'

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