The NSERC CREATE UTILI Program is happy to announce that on October 1st, 2021, our academic partner, the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) in partnership with the Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT), declared the formal commencement of their new university, the Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (TUS). What were previously known as LIT and AIT have now been dissolved and they are stepping to their future as one unitary institution.

With over 14,000 students on six campuses in Ireland’s Midwest and Midlands, TUS is Ireland’s newest most unique Technological University. Through applied learning and fresh thinking, their focus is on meeting the evolving needs of society and industry, within their region and beyond.

With principal campuses at Limerick and Athlone, they benefit from an already strong and vibrant history of education and learning in the wider region, and look forward to playing their part in sustaining and enhancing this identity for generations to come.

We at the UTILI Program look forward to our continued collaboration with our old and new partners at TUS as they move into this new chapter of growth.