Life at the top – what it means to choose a top-ranked institute in the CAO

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Being the top-ranked institute of technology in Ireland is a privilege and WIT is delighted to hold this position in 2019 and will continue to work on improving our performance in all areas.

Being the top-ranked institute of technology in Ireland is a privilege and WIT is delighted to hold this position in 2019 and will continue to work on improving our performance in all areas.

You’ve seen the posters in black and white. WIT – TOP RANKED INSTITUTE we shout. But what does it mean for a student starting in Waterford in September 2019?

The facts

The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, published on 4 November 2018, saw WIT placed as the top institute of technology in the annual ranking. WIT was 7 out of the 21 universities and institutes of technology listed. Numbers 1-6 were all universities.

How did they work that out?

The ranks were according to marks scored in eight key performance areas, as well as other vital statistics. The eight key performance areas included:

  • Student satisfaction
  • Leaving Cert points for entry (Medium)
  • Research
  • Employment
  • Firsts/2:1 awards
  • Student staff ratio
  • Progression rate
  • Facility spend

 

What were the highlights?

Some of the reasons WIT ranked higher than other institutes of technology and universities included:

 

You must be proud?

Being the top-ranked institute of technology in Ireland is a privilege and WIT is delighted to hold this position in 2019 and will continue to work on improving our performance in all areas. 

What are the plans for the future?

In the heart of the southeast, WIT will be celebrating 50 years as an educational institute in 2020. WIT has a goal and that is to be in the top one hundred young universities in the world by 2030, demonstrating quality and excellence in all our activities. The technological university process is a stepping stone to this ambition and we look forward to becoming a university in the not too distant future.

What would university status mean for students?

WIT as an institute of technology has gone above and beyond in terms of course choice, research opportunities and linking with companies for job creation. Imagine what we could do as a university, with all the access to funding that universities have. You would have even more reason to study in Waterford with even greater course choices, exciting careers opportunities. Imagine

Imagine WIT


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