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Sean Kelly MEP addresses WIT Law students

Following the success of last week’s speaker, MEP Deirdre Clune, The European Law Students Association (ELSA) of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) welcomed MEP Seán Kelly to present a talk on his role and duties within the European Parliament, and the legislative process connected therewith.  Mr Kelly congratulated Waterford Institute ...

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From the campus: how TSSG created the template for start-up success

Source: Silicon Republic 23/10/14 Red Hat’s acquisition of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) spin-out FeedHenry last month for €63.5m must rank as one of the biggest acquisitions of a campus company in Irish academic history. “When I came back to Waterford and began working with Willie Donnelly at WIT’s Telecommunications ...

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Cork Student Awarded Nolan Farrell & Goff Merit Prize at WIT

Assumpta Hayes from Bohonagh, Roscarbery, Co. Cork is a student of the BA (Hons) in Legal Studies with Business at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and is the 2014 recipient of the Nolan Farrell & Goff Merit Prize, which is presented annually to a high-achieving student who excels in Land ...

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8 wins from 11 in a competitive week in sports for WIT teams

With the various 3rd level sports leagues and competitions well underway Waterford Institute of Technology are happy to report that the Institutes teams are in the middle of a hectic but successful early season period. This week saw a large number of WIT’s team competing and after last night we had achieved 8 ...

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WIT Applied Conservation students team up with Kilkenny County Council

Students on the Bachelor of Science in Applied Conservation Skills programme at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) have teamed up with Kilkenny County Council to carry out conservation work to St. Mary’s Hall in Kilkenny City. Over the next two years, St Mary's will undergo an extensive conservation and restoration ...

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PMBRC Shortlisted for Pharma Industry Award

The PMBRC (Pharmaceutical & Molecular Biotechnology Research Group) have been shortlisted for a 2014 Pharma Industry Award for the HIPODERM project. The awards recognise and celebrate the most original and innovative individuals and companies that demonstrate excellence in the Irish Pharma sector. The HIPODERM project is partnership between the PMBRC, ...

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Prof. Willie Donnelly appears in first Knowledge Transfer Ireland Annual Report

Published by Knowledge Transfer Ireland on 23rd October 2014 More companies benefit from increased collaboration with Research Performing Organisations according to first Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) annual report. Minister English welcomes growth in number of companies engaging with the research base in Ireland. 2013 saw a marked increase in the ...

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WIT teams up with City Schools to mark Waterford 1100

The School of Business at Waterford Institute of Technology recently launched an innovative new project to mark Waterford 1100 which engages 10 second level schools in Waterford to participate in a project on the theme of trade and exchange. The project is open to 5th Year and Transition Year students ...

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WIT Students Receive CPA Ireland Prize for Academic Excellence

Waterford Institute of Technology students Niamh Duggan and Olivia MacDonald were the recipients of the CPA Ireland Student Merit Award for academic excellence at a ceremony held on Thursday 9th October at the WIT Campus. Both students achieved the highest results in the Financial Accounting exams in their degree courses. ...

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8 wins from 11 in a competitive week in sports for WIT teams

With the various 3rd level sports leagues and competitions well underway Waterford Institute of Technology are happy to report that the Institutes teams are in the middle of a hectic but successful early season period. This week saw a large number of WIT’s team competing and after last night we had achieved 8 ...

Coaching degree & sports science support to help propel young cyclist to podium

Michael O’Loughlin faces a new challenge as he starts his sports coaching degree at WIT Last month, Michael O'Loughlin exceeded all expectations at the Junior Men’s Road Race at the UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain. In his debut year as a junior, the Carrick-on-Suir teenager finished 8th and ...

Great start to the 3rd level sports season for Waterford Institute of Technology

Waterford Institute of Technology’s 2014-2015 sports season has kicked off over the past week and no doubt there will many ups and downs for our many student teams and athletes up to its completion in the Spring of 2015. At the annual Clubs & Societies Open Days in September huge numbers of our students signed up ...

WIT Staff & Students Enjoy GAA All-Ireland Successes

The last three weekends has seen many current and past players from Waterford Institute of Technology capture All Ireland titles across four different codes of GAA. Kilkenny’s win on Saturday evening last saw them recapture Liam McCarthy yet again after a powerful performance to see off Tipperary in Croke Park ...

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From the campus: how TSSG created the template for start-up success

Source: Silicon Republic 23/10/14 Red Hat’s acquisition of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) spin-out FeedHenry last month for €63.5m must rank as one of the biggest acquisitions of a campus company in Irish academic history. “When I came back to Waterford and began working with Willie Donnelly at WIT’s Telecommunications ...

PMBRC Shortlisted for Pharma Industry Award

The PMBRC (Pharmaceutical & Molecular Biotechnology Research Group) have been shortlisted for a 2014 Pharma Industry Award for the HIPODERM project. The awards recognise and celebrate the most original and innovative individuals and companies that demonstrate excellence in the Irish Pharma sector. The HIPODERM project is partnership between the PMBRC, ...

Prof. Willie Donnelly appears in first Knowledge Transfer Ireland Annual Report

Published by Knowledge Transfer Ireland on 23rd October 2014 More companies benefit from increased collaboration with Research Performing Organisations according to first Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) annual report. Minister English welcomes growth in number of companies engaging with the research base in Ireland. 2013 saw a marked increase in the ...

WIT to benefit from €250m investment which sees five new SFI research centres created

Irish Times: Mon, Oct 20, 2014 €250m investment to see five new SFI research centres created The aim of Science Foundation Ireland research centres is to achieve a step-change in the reputation and performance of Ireland’s research system. Almost €250 million is to be invested in five new world-class Science Foundation ...

WIT is Thinking Smartly about Regional Economic Development

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and the former South East Regional Authority (SERA), who are the Irish partners on the €2.8 million KT Force project, recently hosted a seminar on ‘Regional Development and Smart Specialisation’ in WIT’s Arclabs Research & Innovation Centre. Opening the seminar, Dr Tom O’Toole, Head of ...

Safer Cycling for all involved

It has been several years in the making but finally, through the Go Dungarvan project, an alternative solution to safe cycling at roundabouts has been ...

International

WIT celebrates Brazilian Independence Day

Students at WIT began the new academic year in style and with great colour by celebrating Brazilian Independence Day. “The Institute’s international student community now exceeds 850 students from over 70 countries and from all five continents”, according to Sinead Day, International Affairs Manager at WIT. Ms Day added that...

Representatives from TAR University College in Malaysia visit WIT

On Wednesday, 14th May, two senior staff members from TAR University College’s study aboard unit came to visit Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) following an agreement which was signed between the two institutions in Malaysia in December 2012. Dr. Oh Pou San, Director for the Centre of Continuing & Professional...

International student ambassadors promoting Waterford and Ireland abroad

Four international students from Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) recently received certificates of achievement for promoting Ireland as a study abroad destination at a ceremony attended by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Education & Skills, Mr Ruairi Quinn. The Education in Ireland International Student Ambassador Awards Ceremony celebrated...

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...

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Try Nursing at WIT

Date: 28 - 29 October, 2014 Location: O'Connell Bianconi, Health Science Building, WIT Main Campus Cost: €40 + €3.15 booking

WIT at Carlow Careers Day

Date: Tues, 25 November 2014 Time: 9am to 4pm Location: Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Carlow Waterford Institute of Technology Schools' Liaison

Schools’ Open Day

Date: Tues, 9 December 2014 Time: 10am - 2pm Location: WIT Main Campus For your chance to see all that

Adult Learner Evening

Date: Tues, 24 February 2015 Time: 6-7.30pm Location: The Atrium,  WIT Main Campus, Cork Road, Waterford. Are you an adult

CAO Applicant Evening

Date: Tues, 14 April 2015 Time: 6 - 8pm Location: WIT Main Campus Whether you've applied for a course through the