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EU Delegates visit WIT and TSSG, focusing on impact in the locality

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) again demonstrated its strength as a research-focused organisation during a recent visit by the European Parliament’s Committee on Regional Development. The delegation, comprising four Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and various other officials, heard that WIT is already operating at a University level, in ...

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WIT celebrates the achievements of its students

WIT Annual Awards Ceremony Waterford Institute of Technology’s (WIT) Clubs & Societies Finance Council hosted their annual WIT Awards Ceremony celebrating the outstanding achievements of students. The ceremony took place in the Dome Bar with over 140 guests attending the celebrations. 63 students in total were presented with awards, which ...

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Students win Smedia award for film about Liam Clancy

Two students from the Higher Diploma in Television Production are the proud owners of a Smedia Award which they won for their Irish language programme about Liam Clancy at the prestigious Student Media Award held in Dublin on Wednesday night. 'Cairde Liam', which won in the ‘Best Irish Language programme’ ...

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Shooting from the Hip

Whitfield and WIT research collaboration into sports movement Mr. Patrick Carton, surgeon at Whitfield Orthopaedic and Sports Clinic, became an Honorary Research Associate of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) earlier in the month and has recently begun a research collaboration with staff in the Department of Health, Sport and Exercise ...

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Student wins Senior Classical Guitar Competition at Feis Ceoil

The very talented Freddie Walsh was awarded first place in the Senior Classical Guitar Competition at the Feis Ceoil in Dublin at the weekend. Freddie is a final year performance student on the BA (Hons) in Music programme in the Department of Creative & Performing Arts at Waterford Institute of ...

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Sustainability of Food and Energy forum

Students on the Diploma in Restaurant Management, together with Lecturer Jacinta Greene Beatty, recently hosted a ‘Sustainability of Food and Energy forum’ in the Tourism and Leisure Building, Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT). Mr Ray Cullen, Head of Department of Languages Tourism & Hospitality, made the opening address and pointed ...

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TV Production course nominated for six awards

Four programmes from Waterford Institute of Technology’s (WIT) Higher Diploma in Arts in Television Production run in conjunction with Nemeton TV are on the short list for the best student TV project in Irish at the National Student Media Awards as well as two students who have been nominated in ...

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Gavin Quinlan speaks to students at WIT

Guest Speaker Gavin Quinlan visited WIT on Thursday 27 March to give a lecture to students on the BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management Year 4 and BA (Hons) in Tourism Marketing Year 3 as part of their Facilities and Asset Management Module. Gavin is a Senior Chartered Valuation Surveyor working ...

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WIT student wins his first professional cycling title

WIT student, Sam Bennett, has won his first professional cycling title at Pro-Continental level with his new team NetApp-Endura. Bennett won the 29th Clásica de Almería in a decisive sprint to the finish line on Sunday, 2nd March.  Sam is currently taking a break from his BA (Hons) in Exercise ...

Magnificent WIT Fitzgibbon Cup kings again

WIT 0-17 CIT 0-12 Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) secured their ninth Fitzgibbon Cup, and first since 2008, with victory over Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) in Belfast on Saturday. Dr Ruaidhrí Neavyn, President of WIT, said, “We are thrilled by the victory over the weekend. It’s a fantastic achievement ...

WIT Ladies Soccer Team Crowned All Ireland College Champions

WIT’s ladies soccer team were crowned All Ireland College Champions, following their comprehensive 3-0 victory over Letterkenny IT in the Third Level College’s League Final on 25 February. The match was held in adverse weather conditions at Salthill Devon FC's magnificent grounds in County Galway. The victory is the culmination ...

WIT qualify for Fitzgibbon semi-final

Fulltime score: WIT 1-21   DIT 1-14 Eight-time winners WIT advance to the semi-finals of the Irish Daily Mail Fitzgibbon Cup, meeting Limerick IT next week. The Institute required extra-time to see off DIT in the thrilling quarter-final in Coolock but it was Waterford star Pauric Mahony who proved the difference ...

WIT Features Significantly in All Ireland Camogie Finals

This Sunday sees the All Ireland Finals of the Camogie Championship down for decision, where once again Waterford IT has strong representation from past and present players featuring in the junior and senior finals.  Unlike in previous years when the contingent were members of the victorious Wexford side (which chalked ...

Research

EU Delegates visit WIT and TSSG, focusing on impact in the locality

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) again demonstrated its strength as a research-focused organisation during a recent visit by the European Parliament’s Committee on Regional Development. The delegation, comprising four Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and various other officials, heard that WIT is already operating at a University level, in ...

Technology transfer offices face challenges around priorities, timelines and IP

Irish universities and institutes of technology (ITs) are upping their game in the race to commercialise research John Holden reports in the Irish Times Business & Innovation section on Monday, 7 April 2014. He writes that the job of straddling academia and industry lies with the technology transfer office of ...

IOTI calls for applications for the Postgraduate Research Scholarship Initiative 2014-15

The purpose of the IOTI Postgraduate Research Scholarship Programme is to promote strategically-oriented research of both a fundamental and applied nature which has the potential to impact both on society and the economy across the Institute of Technology sector. Support will be directed towards the generation and application of new ...

PhD Scholarship Programme 2014 launched

The Research Support Unit is delighted to invite applications from academic/research active staff members interested in supervising students to be funded under the WIT PhD Scholarship Programme 2013/14. The overall purpose of this Programme is to: promote high-end research in line with WIT’s strategic objectives and the provision of research ...

WIT spin-out, Structure 101, expands, helping enterprises organise their software

Silicon Republic’s Start-Up of the Week is Structure101, a spin-out company of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT)’s Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG). The company, which focuses on improving the efficiency of developers by organising their source files into a ‘software architecture’, is targeting 'a modest slice' of the software ...

International

Brazilian Ambassador celebrates Carnaval with Brazilian Students at WIT

The newly appointed Brazilian Ambassador HE Alfonso José Sena Cardosa received a very warm welcome from staff and students at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) when he visited the main campus last Wednesday. The Ambassador’s visit coincided with WIT’s ‘Brazilian Day’, a celebration of Brazilian culture on campus. Following a...

WIT’s China Office Meets GAA GPA All Star in Shanghai

The 2013 GAA/GPA Hurling All Stars arrived in Shanghai on Saturday, November 30th, 2013.  This proved to be a momentous occasion for Shanghai GAA, as it was the very first time that the GAA All Stars Tour had visited China. The main feature of the weekend was an exhibition match...

WIT Strengthens Links with Chinese Partners

Over a five day period in November, a delegation from WIT, led by Dr Ruaidhrí Neavyn, President, visited 9 third level institutions and government agencies, in six separate provinces across China. The purpose of the visit was to strengthen existing relationships with partner universities, such as Nanjing University of Information...

WIT Continues to impress internationally with partnerships with key Indian Universities

Last week Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) participated on a trade, education and investment mission to India led by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD, and organised by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland.   The mission coincided with the Education in Ireland fairs that took place in four...

WIT Named as a Principal Partner in Tunisian Erasmus Project

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) was recently named as a principal partner in the Erasmus Mundus Alyssa Project for Tunisia. The Project, named after Alyssa the first Queen of Carthage, investigates academic mobility at all levels across a number of fields including,  Food Science, Geo Sciences, Economics, Languages, Public Administration,...

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