LIT has been awarded three quarters of a million euro towards small-scale and necessary infrastructure works and improvements.
The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and the Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D today (Wednesday) announced €10 million funding in capital grants for the country’s 11 institutes of technology (IOT) and TU Dublin.
The investment is being made under Project Ireland 2040 for the current academic year and the money will be used on small-scale and necessary infrastructure works and improvements.
LIT is to receive €750,000 of the capital funding available to carry out minor works, make small but important improvements on campuses and upgrade equipment.
Welcoming the announcement President of LIT Professor Vincent Cunnane said, “This funding is essential for maintenance and upgrade works on all of LIT’s campuses. This funding can be accessed for essential refurbishment works, to upgrade IT, to make health and safety improvements and make buildings more energy efficient.”
Minister Mitchell O’Connor said, “Previous rounds of this scheme have had a significant positive impact on campus development. For example, institutions have been supported to upgrade their laboratories, to replace obsolete ICT equipment, to install energy efficient lighting, and to repurpose existing spaces in line with the needs of students and staff.”
The €10 million funding will be provided to the institutions of technology through the Higher Education Authority (HEA).