“Boosting Ingenium for Excellence will enhance MTU through the Alliance by contextualizing modern university education in line with the European Higher Education Area objectives of innovation in learning and teaching and the creation of global citizens. MTU will embrace empowerment opportunities for both staff and students to be developed through the sharing of information, transversal objectives, and create an enhanced 3rd level campus community experience, while working closely with our two widening country partners at TUASI and MUS.“
Kyra Dunne. Innovation projects officer and BI4E coordinator at MTU.
Munster Technological University
MTU: A Globally Connected University and Regional Hub for Applied Research and Innovation
Munster Technological University (MTU) is a public university that was established in January 2021 by merging the Cork Institute of Technology and the Tralee Institute of Technology. MTU is Ireland’s newest technological university and the first one in Munster, southwest of Ireland. MTU has six campuses across Cork and Kerry counties, serving over 18,000 students and 2,000 staff.
MTU offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in various fields, such as engineering, science, business, humanities, art, music, and education. MTU’s programs are designed to provide students with career-focused education that combines theory and practice and opportunities for work placement, international exchange, and research. MTU’s programs are accredited by national and international bodies such as Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), Engineers Ireland (EI), Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI), and European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
MTU is also a leading research center that conducts applied research and innovation in collaboration with industry partners, public sector organizations, and community groups. MTU’s research activities address regional, national, and global challenges such as climate change, healthcare delivery, digital transformation, and social inclusion. MTU’s researchers can access state-of-the-art facilities and equipment such as laboratories, workshops, studios, and libraries.
MTU is committed to internationalization and academic mobility as part of its vision to be a globally connected university. MTU has partnered with over 180 universities and organizations from Europe, Asia, America, and Africa. In addition, MTU offers opportunities for students and staff to study or work abroad through various programs such as Erasmus+, CEEPUS, DAAD, Fulbright, etc. MTU also welcomes international students who wish to pursue their education at MTU through its International Office, which provides support services such as visa assistance, accommodation advice, orientation program, etc.
MTU is more than just an educational institution; it is also a vibrant community that fosters social engagement, cultural diversity, artistic expression, and sporting excellence. MTU has over 100 clubs and societies catering to different interests and hobbies, such as music, drama, debate, volunteering, adventure sports, etc. MTU also has excellent sports facilities, such as gyms, pitches, courts, tracks, etc., that enable students and staff to participate in various sports activities such as soccer, rugby, basketball, hockey, etc.
MTU is proud of its achievements and reputation as a top technological university in Munster and beyond. MTU strives to provide its students with the best education and training to prepare them for their future careers as competent and compassionate professionals. MTU also aims to contribute to the advancement of knowledge, the improvement of society, and the protection of the environment through its research activities and innovations.
Additionally, MTU provides a range of opportunities and resources for students interested in entrepreneurship. With the goal of helping students develop their business ideas and leave college with both a degree and a successful venture, MTU offers various support programs. Student Inc., the longest-running student accelerator program in Ireland, provides guidance and mentorship to students looking to transform their ideas into viable businesses. Moreover, the MTU Prize for Innovation recognizes the most innovative and creative business ideas and inventions with cash prizes.