Minister of State and Longford/Westmeath TD, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran has warmly congratulated Athlone IT on been awarded the “Sunday Times Good University Guide, Institute of Technology of the Year, Winner 2018.”
Minister Moran said the news was a clear reflection of the progress that Athlone IT has made over recent years.
“The Institute has also moved up the national rankings of all Universities and Institutes from 10th position last year when they were runner up, to 8th position this year, which is a major achievement,” said Minister Moran.
“I would like to sincerely congratulate Director, Ciaran O’Cathain, academic and support staff and students on the announcement this morning,” said Minister Moran.
“The Institute remains an outstanding example of a progressive third level institute that is keen to develop further,” said Minister Moran.
“Over the 50 years of Athlone IT, the Institute has always sought to reach academic excellence and today’s award is due recognition of this,” said Minister Moran.
“Athlone IT remains an integral part of the town’s social and community life while also successfully matching the needs and requirements of local industry through research and employment opportunities,” said Minister Moran.