Key Facts & Figures

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Key Facts & Figures

Research Activity at WIT

Across the spectrum of research activity in WIT, a huge array of people are involved to ensure the Institute's performance with respect to winning research funding, attracting and guiding top postgraduate students, engaging with and collaborating with research bodies such as the Irish Research Council (IRC), Higher Education Authority (HEA), Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Fulbright Commission, Health Service Executive (HSE), and many others.

The bookshelf below is a sample of some brochures that provide an overview of the Institute's research engagements with external research bodies and the wider community. Please take time to browse through the content and see what WIT is doing for research in Ireland. We are always happy to answer any questions that you may have with respect to our research activities and ambitions – please email us at [email protected] if you would like to speak with us regarding any aspect thereof. A more detailed report regarding our research activities can be found in the tab 'Research Statistics' below and more informal musings, articles, and reports can be taken from our historial archive of 'Research Matters' magazine, to be found in the similarly named tab below.

Research Funding

Over the last 10 years Waterford Institute of Technology has successfully attracted over €139m in research funding from various sources. Researchers at WIT have obtained funding from the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI) cycles 3, 4 and 5; Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Frontiers Programme and Principal Investigator Programme, and various European funding programmes including eTEN and InterReg. In addition, there are three Enterprise Ireland (EI) funded Technology Gateway Centres in the areas of applied materials research, telecommunications research, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology research. WIT has has an established track record of success in the various European Framework Programmes (FP), having obtained funding in FP4, FP5, FP6, FP7 and most recently Horizon 2020.

The last 5 versions (including the current 2018-2019 version) of the Annual Report from the Office of Research, Innovation and Graduate Studies are available to view below.

Direct donwload PDF versions (click on a cover to download)

2018/2019 Research Annual Report   2017/2018 Research Annual Report2016/2017 Research Annual Report   2015/2016 Research Annual Report   2014/2015 Research Annual Report

PDF  Archived Versions

Research Matters Issue 12 Research Matters Issue 13 - Spring 2015

Research Matters Issue 12 Research Matters Issue 12 - Spring 2011

Research Matters Issue 10 Research Matters Issue 11 - Spring 2010

Research Matters Issue 10 Research Matters Issue 10 - Spring 2009

Research Matters Issue 9 - Summer 2008

Research Matters Issue 8 - Summer 2007

Research Matters Issue 7 - Winter 2006

Research Matters Issue 6 - Summer 2006

Research Matters Issue 5 - Winter 2005

Research Matters Issue 4 - Summer 2005

Research Matters Issue 3 - Winter 2004

Research Matters Issue 2 - Summer 2004

Research Matters Issue 1 - Spring 2004, PDF