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The Institue has just completed and published its Strategic Plan for the period 2018-2021. You may view the Plan here. In summary, the Plan: 

  • Declares WIT's ambition to be an international educational leader and describes the Institute's goal to be amogst the Top 100 universities under 50 years old by 2030;
  • Identifies the ongoing Technological University designation process as an important step towards achieving this ambition;  
  • Describes ways in which the coming years will see WIT enhance its ability to be an agent for social, cultural and economic transformation in the South-East of Ireland;
  • Sets out an action plan in seven key areas and describes the Institute's plans to
    • Enhance its learning environment and the quality of education for students;
    • Open up the Institute to more students and different categories of students;
    • Continue to expand its high quality research and innovation activity;
    • Work closely with communities and other stakeholders across the region to enhance the quality of life of all citizens;
    • Link more effectively with international partners and bring in more international students to the organisation and the region;
    • Develop management structures to fit a transformed, flexible organisation;
    • Further build the Institute's financial sustainability;
  • Shows the Institute building a more collaborative, accessible organisation that will be clearly progressive and innovative. 

Key Facts and Figures

  • 9,282 students

    4,748 male (51%) and 4,534 female (49%)

    7,297 full-time (79%) and 1,985 part-time (21%)

    7,923 are undergraduates (85%) 406 are apprenticeships (4%), and 953 are post-graduates (10%), of whom 156 are PhD students

    2,016 (22%) are full-time honours bachelors degree students

    2,120 (23%) are first year full-time new entrants

    6,413 (69%) students come from the SE region of Ireland

  • 1,012 staff

         469 are male (46%)

         543 are female (54%)

         528 are faculty, of whom 252 (48%) are PhD qualified

         19 are professors (including 3 Emeritus)

         166 are research staff

  • Cork Rd, Waterford

        37 acres, 44,000 m2 of buildings

    College Street, Waterford

        7 acres, 10,000 m2

    West Campus, Carriganore, Waterford

        170 acres, Sports Zone: 10,000 m2 Innovation Zone: 12,225 m2

    IDA Industrial Park, Waterford

        1 acre, 3,900 m2

    Granary, Waterford City

        1,700 m2

    St Kieran’s, Kilkenny

        600m2

  • School of Business

             1,625 students 15% of whom are part-time (840 male 785 female)

             83 academic staff (38 male 45 female) 

             40 with PhDs (49%),

             9 professional, managerial and support staff (0 male 9 female)

     

    School of Lifelong Learning & Education.

             568 students 97% of whom are part-time (183 male 385 female)

             44 academic staff (11 male 33 female)

             11 with PhDs (25%)

             8 professional, managerial and support staff (0 male 8 female)

     

    School of Engineering

             1,345 students 44% of whom are part-time (1,191 male 154 female)

             84 academic staff (72 male 12 female)

             18 with PhDs (21%)

             21 professional, managerial and support staff (14 male 7 female)

     

    School of Health Sciences

             1,417 students 13% of whom are part-time (439 male 978 female)

             62 academic staff (18 male 44 female)

             33 with PhDs (55%)

             11 professional, managerial and support staff (1 male 10 female)

     

    School of Humanities

             2,488 students of whom 3% are part-time (871 male 1,617 female)

             132 academic staff (50 male 82 female)

             54 with PhDs (38%)

             14 professional, managerial and support staff (5 male 9 female)

     

    School of Science & Computing

             1,839 students 18% are part-time (1,224 male 615 female)

             118 academic staff (56 male 62 female)

             72 with PhDs (61%)

             19 professional, managerial and support staff (8 male 11 female)

  • 2,602 graduates in 2018/19

    1,881 from full-time programmes (912 male 969 female)

    1,044 graduated were graduates of full-time, honours bachelors degrees, of whom 195 (19%) graduated with first class honours (81 male 114 female)

    721 from part-time programmes (292 male 429 female)

     

    The breakdown by disciplinary category

    783 (30%) Business, Administration and Law

    604 (23%) Health and Welfare

    256 (10%) Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction

    214 (8%) Services

    172 (7%) Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

    157 (6%) Information & Communications Technologies

    123 (5%) Arts and Humanities

    121 (5%) Education

    113 (4%) Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics

    34 (1%) Social Science, Journalism and Information

    25 (1%) Generic Programmes

  • WIT is a high-performing organisation when it comes to research.

    In the 2019-20 academic year, this high performance is visible in … 

     

    81 funding successes from 167 proposals

     

    €10,210,293 funding secured.

        48% from Irish funding agencies

        14% from European funding agencies

        15% from industry

     

    160 peer-reviewed publications by faculty and staff

    73 research agreements with industry (10 with values more than €25,000)

     

    €16.6 million total awards to date in Horizon 2020 funding (Leading IoT in Ireland)

  • Enrolment, student distribution, student gender, graduates: WIT SRS Annual Returns, March 2020.

    Mature students numbers and number of students with disabilities: WIT Return to Equal Access Survey 2019-20

    Staffing, staff gender, staff distribution: WIT Public Service Numbers Return, December 2020

    Staff qualifications: WIT HR Office and WIT School Offices, December 2020

    Regional Recruitment: WIT Strategy Office feeder schools analysis, 2020

    Research funding, publications, research agreements: WIT Research Annual Report 2019-20