GMIT and Galway City Council have signed a new agreement to work together to make the most of the economic, social and cultural assets of Galway city and region.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aims to create better opportunities for the people of Galway City and develop the city region even further as a place to live, work and visit.
It also looks to the future – planning to provide for Galway’s long-term and economic development and quality of life.
The MOU is an equal partnership between Galway City and GMIT, with a focus on city development and working together closer on a European and International level to improve the competitiveness of Galway City.
The agreement was formally signed by the Mayor of the City of Galway, Cllr Pearce Flannery, and the President of GMIT, Dr Fergal Barry, at a meeting of the City Council in the GMIT Galway (Dublin Road) this week.
Mayor Flannery said ‘this is a unique occasion for Galway City Council to hold its meeting at the GMIT campus’ and to sign and endorse the Memorandum of Understanding to ‘enhance collaboration between the third level institute and Galway City Council’.
“GMIT serves and engages with its diverse communities through enhanced relationships on their campuses, in the region and around the world. Through community engagement and partnerships, the third level institution supports social and cultural development as part of a holistic approach to regional development,” he said.