Ring-fenced funding for multi-campus institutions is good news for GMIT

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The announcement of ring-fenced funding for multi-campus institutions is positive news for GMIT, according to Galway East TD Sean Canney.

The Minister of State for OPW and Flood Relief welcomed the funding, which will amount to an additional €250,000 per annum per institution

Earlier today, Minister Richard Bruton TD and the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD also launched the Higher Education Innovation and Transformation fund of €5 million which will be available this year.

Sean Canney said: “I welcome the announcement by the Ministers that a process has opened by which higher education institutions can apply for additional funding for operating on a multi campus basis.

“This will be of benefit to Galway Mayo Institute of Technology who have two campuses in Galway City, one in Castlebar, and one in Letterfrack.

“This funding is intended to recognise the challenges faced by operating in more than one campus, over a wide geographical area, and the funding implications that this presents.

“Having lectured in GMIT I understand the challenges faced in having multi campus locations and I welcome this funding which is positive news for the Institute.”