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), Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Fulbright Commission, and many others.
The bookshelf below is a sample of some recent brochures produced 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 archive of 'Research Matters' magazine, to be found in the similarly named tab below.
Over the last 10 years Waterford Institute of Technology has successfully attracted over €141m 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, mobile telecommunications research, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology research. WIT has also been successful in the European Framework Programme (FP), having obtained funding in FP4, FP5, FP6, FP7 and most recently Horizon 2020.
The last 3 versions (including the current 2016-2017 version) of the Annual Report from the Office of Research, Innovation and Graduate Studies are available to view below.
A distilled version of the annual report known as the "Research Snapshot" provides the key facts and figures for each year. Each of the Snapshots from the last 3 years (including the current 2016-2017 version) are available to view below.
PDF Archived Versions
Research Matters Issue 13 - Spring 2015
Research Matters Issue 12 - Spring 2011
Research Matters Issue 11 - Spring 2010
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