Blow for AIT as merger requirement retained in Bill

Thu, Jul 20, 2017


Athlone Institute of Technology’s aims to achieve university status received a crushing blow this week.

On Monday, Minister for Education Richard Bruton and Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, announced amendments to the Technological Universities Bill, which do not include the possibility of an institute of technology gaining university status without merging with another educational institution. It is now intended that the revised Bill will be re-introduced at Committee stage early in the next Dáil session.


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