40 years a growin’ - Teagasc and WIT reach collaboration milestone

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Waterford Institute of Technology and Teagasc marked 40 years of partnership at a Land Sciences Careers event for WIT students at the WIT Arena. The programmes the two collaborate on span right across the board from agrifood, to forestry, and horticulture. Pictured is Gerry Boyle, Director of Teagasc and President of WIT Prof Willie Donnelly. Picture: Patrick Browne

Waterford Institute of Technology and Teagasc marked 40 years of partnership at a Land Sciences Careers event for WIT students at the WIT Arena. The programmes the two collaborate on span right across the board from agrifood, to forestry, and horticulture. Pictured is Gerry Boyle, Director of Teagasc and President of WIT Prof Willie Donnelly. Picture: Patrick Browne

Many students transition from a level 5 or 6 in Teagasc and complete a programme in WIT up honours degree level and as far as Masters and PhD level

Waterford Institute of Technology and Teagasc marked 40 years of partnership at a Land Sciences Careers event for WIT students at the WIT Arena on Friday 9 March 2018.

The programmes the two collaborate on span right across the board from agrifood, to forestry, and horticulture. 

Addressing the WIT Land Sciences event at the WIT Arena, Gerry Boyle, Director of Teagasc referred to the ladder system which sees students progress. “It’s fantastic to see so many students transitioning from a level 5 or 6 in Teagasc and completing a higher level programme in WIT up honours degree level and as far as Masters and PhD level here at the institution.

“That was one reasons and one of the continuing reasons that we are, in Teagasc so supportive of the higher education programmes here at Waterford Institute of Technology.”

Dr Peter McLoughlin, Head of the School of Science at WIT explains what the plans for future partnership with Teagasc. “We are looking at and focusing on trying to offer different opportunities within the dairy space, enhance our research activity with Teagasc because we are constantly evolving. We are also looking at enhancing our CPD offering to the sector.”

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