What sets the new University apart
The mission of the technological university will differ in several respects from that of the Institute of Technology, most particularly in the sophistication of its model for regional and national engagement, its acknowledged and demonstrable international relevance, its research profiles, and its approach to teaching and learning.
The vision and values of the university will direct the university’s activities, orient its curriculum, guide its research priorities and provide key principles by which it is organised and structured. The most meaningful expression of the university’s vision will be in the kind of graduates the university produces.
The value statement expresses a set of values commonly held within universities, supplemented with values drawn from the strong traditions of the Institutes. In this way, the values directing the activities of the new university are different from that of both the Institutes and traditional universities, marking the technological university out as unique within Irish higher education.
This uniqueness will be visible in the quality and capability of graduates from the new institution.