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President's Welcome

Dear student,

I am delighted that you are considering LIT for your further education.

LIT is extremely proud to be the Sunday Times University Guide 2013 Institute of Technology of the year for the second time in our history. With outstanding academic staff, including a Marie Curie Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar, and superb facilities, LIT is becoming one of​ Ireland’s prominent institutions of learning and research. Today, LIT is a truly global institution, tied into the world-wide flow of talent, with research partners in NASA, industry partners in Silicon Valley and a growing international network of students from India, China, Brazil and the Middle East.

As you look around LIT, you will see an astonishing diversity of programmes and people exploring new ideas, pursuing new knowledge, creating new art, and filling our workshops and labs with the vibrancy that comes from being an institution that is committed to discovery and creativity.
At LIT we use the term Active Learning, the fusion of theory and practice, to describe our educational philosophy. We are convinced that academic excellence is built on not just learning the theory but experiencing the practical side of your chosen field. Our broad selection of over 120 programmes, delivered in 6 campuses across Limerick, Tipperary and Clare, have been created in partnership with industry, professional bodies and the community to meet today’s national and international employment needs. LIT graduates have been successful in every imaginable field, from academia and industry to law, business technology, public service, construction, fashion and the arts.

Our programmes are also flexible and offered at different qualification levels ranging from certificates to degrees up to postgraduate level, attracting students with different backgrounds, interests and drive. We are very open to applications from mature students looking to return to education and if you have the right qualifications and experience you may be able to take a fast track route.

At LIT you will have a truly rich and diverse educational experience and as you reflect on your choice of further studies I invite you to take the time to explore this handbook which provides useful information on the exciting opportunities which LIT offers.

Dr Maria Hinfelaar
President, LIT


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