Welcome to the Connacht-Ulster Alliance, a strategic partnership of three Institutes of Technology in the Connacht-Ulster region of Ireland:
- Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)
- Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT)
- Institute of Technology, Sligo (IT Sligo)
The three Institutes are collaborating with a view to lodging an application for university status under the Technological Universities Act, which will become law in 2018.
They are cooperating to engage in new developments in research, corporate services, academic strategy and planning, governance and mission. These will assist the CUA to meet the criteria for redesignation outlined in the legislation.
The development of the Technological University for the region is a crucial support to economic, social and cultural developments across its geographically dispersed, mostly rural communities.
The working vision for the CUA is to be: an internationally focused learning and knowledge-producing organisation; intimately engaged with our students, users and stakeholders on and off our network of regional campuses; entrepreneurial and flexible, and stakeholder-centred in outlook and behaviour across all our functions; and collaborative with a variety of academic and public and private sector enterprises, locally and internationally.