Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh, TD, launched on 4th October Letterkenny Institute of Technology's Strategic Plan 2019-2023. The plan entitled “LYIT @ 50 – Delivering for Our Students and Our Region” outlines the Institute’s commitment to the Northwest, regional engagement and, most importantly, the Institute’s student focus.
Joe McHugh, TD, commented at the event, "LYIT is on a tremendous journey since 1971. A rich legacy of education has created a resilience in the whole of the North West. The North West City Region will be further enhanced with Technological University status for LYIT in the not too distant future. Well done to everyone at LYIT; the future of the Institute is very promising”.
Six key strategic domains have been laid out within the plan:
- Teaching, Learning and Assessment;
- Student Experience;
- Education Partnerships and Regional Engagement;
- Leadership, Compliance & Resource Utilisation.
Paul Hannigan, LYIT President, reflected: “This year recognises the 50th anniversary of our Killybegs campus and the Letterkenny campus will be 50 years old in 2021. The Institute must continue to be a leader within our region and this is reflected through our ongoing activity. Our engagement with industry has seen significant growth with potential for further development to ensure that the North West City Region continues to develop as proposed. Our cross-border activity is of even greater significance now, particularly given the uncertainty around Brexit. We look forward positively to the next period of the Institute’s development”.