Sligo Institute of Technology
Who are we?
Since it first opened in September 1970, IT Sligo has been one of Ireland’s leading third level institutions. Its location is ideal as its located in the West of Ireland outside the town of Sligo. Students are at the heart of what we do. It is home to 6,000 students across the Institute’s full-time, part-time and apprenticeship programmes. Of those, over 2,000 are studying online.
At IT Sligo, you’ll get to know your lecturers, as well as your classmates. Apart from being Ireland’s recognised No 1 destination for Digital (Online) Education, IT Sligo has produced internationally recognised ground-breaking research in Science and Archaeology over the last 12 months.
IT Sligo is the place to help you get ahead in the world of work with an industry placement. The institute has a long track record of successful management and on-time delivery of major national and EU research and innovation programmes, because of our close contacts and research collaborations with leading companies and major employers both on a National and International scale.
IT Sligo is also a fiercely ambitious third level institution. Working towards re-designation as a Technological University, a €60 million investment in campus facilities over the last decade has created a stunning 21st century learning environment and is spread over 72 acres.
Across the Institute’s three Schools of Learning in Business & Social Sciences; Engineering & Design; and Science, IT Sligo is constantly developing and enhancing its courses and facilities to provide an overall package which matches the needs of the student.
Why we are Participating in the Project
IT Sligo has a particular remit to bring its expertise and other resources to bear in promoting research capacity enhancement and the translation of the research outputs in improving the instruction of students. The institute thrives to make a move from being a primary teaching higher institution to looking at active mechanisms aimed at increasing the involvement of current and future academics staff in carrying out research. The research department of IT Sligo will contribute competencies in this area to the RECAPHE project.
Our Role in the Project
One of the major objectives of IT Sligo is regional development and regional sustainability. These strategies enable to ensure the effective translation and exploitation of research carried out in the institute into tangible collaborations with industry and regional partners will be drawn from the RECAPHE project. This will enable the institute to ensure researchers in education & training both locally and in Europe will be able to make significant use of the overview of RDI activities in PHE which will further promote and enhance IT Sligo to be a major contributor to regional innovation.
As Sligo Institute of Technology is a member of the ongoing CREST/ Renewable Engine project Partnership, expertise in IT Sligo Contract Research Unit (CRU) will be used to meet similar goals of this project. ITS will lead the IO2 out-put and we intend to ensure and drive collaboration with stakeholders from participating countries and promote Research opportunities to our academics locally that are available within Europe.
Dr John Bartlett is the Head of Research at IT Sligo and Director of the Centre for Sustainability. John has embedded and promoted a research culture based on scholarship and multi-disciplinary within Sligo Institute of Technology. With John’s wealth of Research experience and knowledge he ensures collaboration is on-going with other Educational Institutions and internal stakeholders to further the development of policy, strategy, project initiatives, which will be implemented both at local level and National level. John is a principal investigator in several PRTLI, INTERREG, EPA and other research programmes.
Ruth has experience in designing, developing, delivering and evaluating Training programmes for various Sectors across industry. Ruth is a member of the All Ireland Research Officers Group. She holds a Masters in HRM, Certificate in E-Learning and a Certificate in Executive Business Coaching. Ruth is a working partner with the American Chamber of Commerce to support best practice and to influence and enhance policy within L&D.
Dr. Ehiaze Ehimen has an extensive project management and research experience in diverse academic, research and business sectors covering research, education, environmental and energy sectors. Ehiaze currently works as a Research Coordinator operating in a project manager role for the delivery of research activities aimed at implementation in the public and private sectors. He recently manages several national, EU INTERREG and NPA projects.