Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
|Institúid Teicneolaíochta na Gaillimhe-Maigh Eo|
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|Location||Galway - Castlebar - Cluain Mhuire - Letterfrack - Mountbellew|
The Dublin Road (Galway) campus on the outskirts of Galway City is the administrative headquarters for the Institute and has five Schools of study; the School of Business, the School of Engineering, the School of Science & Computing, and the College of Tourism & Arts. Also located at this campus is the Innovation in Business Centre (IiBC), the Lifelong Learning Centre and the Research, Development & Innovation Centre.
Cluain Mhuire Campus
Cluain Mhuire is located a mile from the main campus on the Monivea Road. It is based in an old Redemptorist Monastery and is now the location of an Art, Design and media college; a constituent unit of GMIT's College of Tourism & Arts. The campus has an established reputation for high standards in the fields of fine art, design and media. The annual graduate exhibitions and screenings showcase the quality of the work being produced throughout the academic year.
The Mayo campus of GMIT is located at Castlebar on approximately 20 hectares of land, and less than 10 minutes walk from the town centre. The Mayo campus, with its extensive mature grounds and elegant buildings constitutes a pleasant and productive environment for learning and teaching. Programmes based at the Mayo campus include those offered by the Department of Nursing & Health Sciences and by the Department of Business, Humanities & Technology.
The Letterfrack campus is located in Connemara in County Galway. Letterfrack is a small village nestled under the Diamond Hill. Its main attractions are its stunning scenery and its proximity to Connemara National Park. The aim of GMIT, Letterfrack is to enable its graduates to contribute to, and influence, the fields of design processes and manufacture of furniture in ways that are innovative, creative and responsive to the needs and development of a quality Irish furniture industry.
GMIT was founded in 1972 as Regional Technical College Galway.
In 1975 the first bachelor's degree course was approved at a regional technical college, and by May 1977 the first degrees were conferred, a BA in Hotel and Catering Management.
In the 1980s it developed partnerships with other educational providers in the region including the Franciscan Agricultural College, Mountbellew and Connemara West in Letterfrack. In 1994 it opened a campus at Castlebar, Co. Mayo and at Cluain Mhuire in Galway city. Galway RTC like other regional technical colleges gained autonomy in 1992. In 1997 the college was renamed Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.
- Regional Technical Colleges Act 1992
- History GMIT GMIT Website