ESTABLISHING THE MUNSTER TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY - FEBRUARY 2019 - MUNSTER

 
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MUNSTER                  OLLSCOIL
         TECHNOLOGICAL            TEICNEOLAÍOCHTA
         UNIVERSITY               na MUMHAN

ESTABLISHING THE
MUNSTER
TECHNOLOGICAL
UNIVERSITY
Supplementary Evidence Document

 FEBRUARY 2019
ESTABLISHING THE MUNSTER TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY - FEBRUARY 2019 - MUNSTER
CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND
THE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY TRALEE
ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO CREATE THE
MUNSTER TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY.
ESTABLISHING THE MUNSTER TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY - FEBRUARY 2019 - MUNSTER
TABLE OF CONTENTS

SED 1 | Our Contribution to the South-West Region              4   SED 19 | Use of Facilities for Cultural, Social and
SED 2 | Physical Infrastructure Strategy                       4            Development Purposes                                  30
		      – Existing Infrastructure                              4            – Cork City Sports                                    30
		      – Development Projects Planned and Under Way           5   		       – Cork Primary School Sports                          30
                                                                   		       – Centre for Talented Youth Ireland (CTYI)            30
SED 3 | CIT/ITT 2018/2019 A5 Flyer                             6
                                                                   		       – Kerry Local Enterprise Office Secondary
SED 4 | Certificate in Supervisory Management                  7
                                                                     		 School Enterprise Awards                                  30
SED 5 | CoreHR Upgrade Project                                 7
SED 6 | Culinary Arts Apprenticeship                           7   SED 20 | Research Performance and Impact                       30
SED 7 | Technology Transfer Strengthening Initiative (TTSI)    8   		       – Knowledge Transfer / Spin Outs - Spin Ins           30
SED 8 | New Frontiers Entrepreneurship Development                 		       – Scholarly Outputs                                   31
        Programme at CIT/ITT                                   8   		       – Postgraduate Research Students Support              31
SED 9 | International Partner Collaboration                    9
                                                                   SED 21 | CIT/ITT Research Centres and Groups                   32
		      – VIBE Programme with University of Danang             9
                                                                   		       – ISCED 01 Education and Learning                     32
		      – International Medical Commencement Programme         9
                                                                   		       – ISCED 02 Creative and Performing Arts               32
SED 10 | Research and Innovation having Positive                   		       – ISCED 04 Entrepreneurship, Competitiveness
         Social and Economic Impact                           10     		 and Innovation                                            32
		       – The International Space University (ISU)                		       – ISCED 05 Photonics/ Engineering/
  		 Space Studies Programme 2017 (SSP17)                     10     		Manufacturing/Lifesciences/Food                            34
		       – The Kerry Month of Enterprise (KMOE):
                                                                   		       – ISCED 06 ICT / Agricultural Sciences                34
  		 A European Model of Best Practice                        10
                                                                   		       – ISCED 07 Maritime, Energy and

SED 11 | Links with Business, Enterprise,                            		 Sustainable Environment                                   34

         Professions and Community                            10   		       – ISCED 09 Health and Wellbeing                       35

SED 12 | Joint programmes with UCC                            14
                                                                   SED 22 | Partnership with SFI Research Centres and
SED 13 | CSM Conservatoire Provision                          14
                                                                            EI/IDA Technology Centres                             35
SED 14 | MTU Apprenticeship Strategy – ‘Adapt and Grow’       14
                                                                   SED 23 | Serving Community and Public Interest                 35
SED 15 | MTU Digital Strategy                                 15
                                                                   		       – The Athena SWAN Charter                             35
SED 16 | MTU Student Journey                                  15
                                                                   		       – Artefacts and Special Collections                   36
SED 17 | Student-Centred Opportunities                        16
                                                                   		       – I WISH (Inspiring Women in Stem)                    37
		       – MSc in Cloud Computing                             16
                                                                   		       – CoderDojo and MegaDojo                              37
		       – Work Placement                                     16
                                                                   		       – Engineering Your Future                             37
		       – The Wheel of Entrepreneurial Education
                                                                   		       – Artists in Residence                                37
  		 in the Kerry Region                                      17
                                                                   		       – CARA Centre                                         37

SED 18 | Engagement Partners and Areas of Engagement          17   		       – Cork County Council and the Age Friendly Alliance   37

		       – Contribution to Programme of Study Design,              		       – Volunteer Abroad Programme                          38

  		 Delivery and Assessment                                  23   		       – Enactus                                             39

		       – Contribution to Programme Delivery through              		       – President’s Civic Spirit Award                      39

  		 Visiting Lecturers                                       23
		       – Joint Mentorship Programme                         24
		       – Incubator Units                                    24
		       – Consultancy (Inward and Outward Bound)             25
		       – Joint Research                                     26
		       – Joint Funding Bids                                 26
		       – Conference                                         30

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    List of Tables                                                                 List of Figures

    Table 1     First Destination Survey CIT / ITT 2016/2017            04         Figure 1    CIT/ITT A5 flyer                                        06

    Table 2     CIT/ITT existing Infrastructure                         04         Figure 2    MTU student journey                                     20

    Table 3     Development projects planned and underway               05         Figure 3    KTI Knowledge Transfer metrics showing a                31
                                                                                               consistent strong performance
    Table 4     Wider impact of International Space                     10
                University Space Studies Programme

    Table 5     Three Pillars of Engagement                             11

    Table 6     Evidence of measurement of engagement at                12
                both ITT and CIT

    Table 7     Type of partners, stakeholder groups and the            22
                multiple forms of engagement that underpin
                the experiential learning environment for the
                students and staff of CIT/ITT

    Table 8     The combined incubation metrics for the Tom             24
                Crean Business and Rubicon Incubators over
                the last 10 years

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           GLOSSARY

           ADAM                         Art, Design and Media
           ALS                          Academic Language Skills
           An tÚdarás um                The official name of the Higher Education Authority
           Ard-Oideachas
           ARESS                        A Roadmap for Emerging Space States
           AY                           Academic Year
           BA                           Bachelor of Arts
           CBS                          Christian Brothers School
           CEED                         Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development
           CSM                          Cork School of Music
           DELTA                        Disciplinary Excellence in Learning Teaching and Assessment
           EACP                         English for Academic and Cultural Purposes
           ETBI                         ETBI is the national representative association for Ireland’s sixteen
                                        Education and Training Boards
           Fórsa                        Fórsa is a trade union with over 80,000 members
           GOAL                         GOAL is an international aid charity
           GVA                          Gross Value Added
           HEA                          Higher Education Authority
           HEAnet                       HEAnet is Ireland’s National Education and Research Network
           HSE                          Health Service Executive

           IELTS                        International English Language Testing System
           IMCP                         International Medical Commencement Programme
           IoT                          Institute of Technology
           ISU                          International Space University
           KMOE                         The Kerry Month of Enterprise
           LOC                          Local Organising Committee
           MoU                          Memorandum of Understanding
           MIS                          Management Information System
           MTU                          Munster Technological University
           NUI                          National University of Ireland
           PPP                          Public Private Partnership
           RCSI                         Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
           RDI                          Research, Development and Innovation
           RPO                          Research Performing Organisation
           SIPTU                        SIPTU is Ireland’s largest trade union with around 200,000 members
           SOLAS                        SOLAS is a further education and training authority in Ireland
           SSP                          Space Studies Programme
           STEM                         Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths
           Teagasc                      Teagasc is the state agency providing research, advisory and education in
                                        agriculture, horticulture, food and rural development in Ireland
           TRA                          Thematic Research Area
           TTSI                         Technology Transfer Strengthening Initiative
           UCC                          University College Cork
           UNESCO                       United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
           UNITE                        A union that stands up for equality and advances the interests of its
                                        members on a political and national level
           VIBE                         Vietnam Ireland Bilateral Exchange
           VDI                          Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

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    SED 1 | OUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE                                                      SED 2 | PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE STRATEGY
    SOUTH-WEST REGION                                                                    This example provides evidence of the two Institutes working
    This example provides evidence of the contributions that CIT                         jointly to produce a physical infrastructure strategy for MTU.
    and ITT provide for the South-West Region.
                                                                                         A multi-campus, geographically distributed delivery platform is a
                                                                                         fundamental cornerstone of the MTU. The Integration agreement
    At national and local level, both CIT and ITT work closely with officials
                                                                                         between CIT and ITT signed in 2015 outlined the approach to joint
    from local authorities, local organisations/public representations,
                                                                                         master planning. The Cork and Kerry campuses are different, not
    educational establishments and other State agencies to contribute to
                                                                                         alone in terms of student numbers and size, but also in terms of the
    the development of the South-West region and beyond.
                                                                                         social spaces and facilities that exist for students.

    In the South-West region significant growth has taken place in the
                                                                                         Both Cork and Kerry campuses have unique
    areas of technology bio-pharmaceuticals, medical technologies,
                                                                                         attributes and it is important that these are treasured
    engineering and international financial services.
                                                                                         and built upon in the new entity.
    Cork has the largest cluster of pharmaceutical
    operations in Ireland with the life sciences cluster                                 It is recognised that there are several pressing strategic campus

    comprising of 35 operations1.                                                        developments in Kerry and Cork which will have to be progressed
                                                                                         in parallel. There will need to be an emphasis on ensuring a

    Over 60 International technology companies are based in Cork                         qualitative parity of provision of facilities and social spaces for

    ranging from integrated circuit design, manufacturing, software                      students and staff to avoid differences in the quality of the student

    development, cybersecurity and global business services1. In the                     experience which could impact negatively on the numbers of

    South-West region total employment across the IDA client base                        students applying to one campus as opposed to another.

    has increased by 9.51% over five years (2011-2016)1.
                                                                                         Existing Infrastructure

    In 2016 in the South-West region, 75% of school leavers enrolled                      Institute    Campus                                        M2     Total M2
    in higher education (50%) and further education (25%), which is                       CIT          Bishopstown                                66,605
    higher than the national average (72%)2. In 2015/16, 47.4% of all                                  Crawford College of Art                     6,231
    graduates (up to level 8) in the South-West region graduated from                                  School of Music                            11,480
    CIT and ITT3.                                                                                      National Maritime College of               12,617
                                                                                                       Ireland
                                                                                                       Centre for Architectural                    3,250     100,183
    Table 1 below shows the results of the First Destinations Survey
                                                                                                       Education
    of graduates of CIT and ITT for 2016 /2017.
                                                                                          ITT          Dromtacker                                 18,704
                                                                                                       South Campus                               12,744      31,448
                                                  CIT (%)            ITT (%)
                                                                                                       Total Existing Space                      131,631     131,631
        Full-time Employment                      39.8               48.2
                                                                                         Table 2: CIT/ITT existing infrastructure
        Part-time Employment                      4.3                3.8
        Seeking employment in next 3              0.8                0.0
                                                                                         The quality of existing infrastructure is mixed. ITT South Campus
        months
                                                                                         is in poor condition and this will be addressed largely through
        Further Study – Full-time                 43.4               37.7
                                                                                         projects already in progress. In CIT the existing 1974 building
        Further Study – Part-time                 7.9                1.6
        Unemployed                                2.6                7.0                 requires significant upgrade and replacement over the next

        Other                                     1.2                1.6                 decade. Of the three constituent schools in CIT the National
        Employed in Cork                          78.3               21.0                Maritime College of Ireland and the School of Music were
        Employed in Kerry                         2.5                56.5                developed as purpose-built public private partnership (PPP)
        Employed in the South-West Region         80.8               77.5                supported world-class projects. The Crawford College of Art and
                                                                                         Design is accommodated in several distributed buildings which
    Table 1: First Destination Survey CIT / ITT 2016/2017
                                                                                         are not ideally fit for purpose. The Art, Design and Media (ADAM)
                                                                                         project is focused on delivering a city centre purpose-built facility.

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          Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) at a glance, Facts and Figures on Cork City and County, 2017. IDA Ireland South-West Regional Office
    ² 		 Department of Education and Skills – School Completers – What Next? (2016) https://www.education.ie/en/Publications/Statistics/Statistical-Reports/Early-
         Leavers-What-Next-2016-Report-.pdf
    ³		 Higher Education System Performance: Institutional and Sectoral Profiles 2015 - 2016. http://hea.ie/assets/uploads/2018/11/Institutional-Profiles-2015-16.pdf
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           Development Projects Planned and Under Way                                   Significant capital additions will be required on the CIT
                                                                                        Bishopstown campus including the completion of the Sports
             Institute   Campus                              M2   Cost (€’million)      Arena and the Learning Resource Centre (PPP) in progress.
             Cork        Learning Resource                6,800               21m       Further new buildings are required to support the anticipated
                         Centre (PPP)                                                   demographic led growth in student numbers over the next
                         Sports Arena                     3,300               10m       decade. Planned developments include the Engineering Learning
             Kerry       STEM (PPP)                       9,000               27m       Factory (TELF), the Centre for Science Education (CASE), two
                         Sports Academy                   8,400             16.5m       business/humanities facilities and the Track Boulevard and
                         Total Space in                  27,500             74.5m       Gateway Building. An investment is also required to provide
                         Development
                                                                                        for the Centre for Excellence in Apprenticeship (CEA), a project
           Table 3: Development projects planned and under way                          already brought to design and planning phase before the
                                                                                        downturn in registrations post-2008. One further key project is
           The key strategic focus for the ITT campus will be to consolidate            the development of the Art, Design and Media (ADAM) project
           all its activity on the Dromtacker North Campus including the                to consolidate the activities of the Crawford College of Art and
           completion of the Sports Academy, to be opened in early 2019                 Design into a purpose-built city-centre location.
           and the STEM (PPP) building, the construction of which is due to
           commence in 2019. A further development is planned to provide a
           student hub with a financial contribution being raised by the sale
           of the South Campus.

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    SED 3 | CIT/ITT 2018/2019 A5 FLYER
    This example provides evidence of CIT and ITT working jointly
    to create MTU brand awareness.

                                     MUNSTER                                                          OLLSCOIL
                                     TECHNOLOGICAL                                                    TEICNEOLAÍOCHTA
                                     UNIVERSITY                                                       na MUMHAN

                         Cork Institute of Technology and The Institute of Technology Tralee
                         are working together to create the Munster Technological University.
                         MTU will be a centre of excellence in education, research and engagement for career-focused
                         learners seeking enterprise and community-ready qualifications and experiences. Our
                         entrepreneurial focus opens a world of opportunities.

                             TOGETHER                                18,000+                      100+
                             WE ARE
                                                                     LEARNERS                     CLUBS AND
                                                                                                  SOCIETIES

                                                                     6                            140+
                             LEADING RESEARCH                        CAMPUSES ACROSS
                                                                     CORK AND KERRY
                                                                                                  COURSES AND
                                                                                                  PROGRAMMES
                             MULTI-DISCIPLINARY,
                             INDUSTRY FOCUSED
                             RESEARCH PROGRAMMES
                             WITH NATIONAL AND
                             INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS

                             PARTNERING INDUSTRY
                             DYNAMIC CROSS-SECTOR
                             RELATIONSHIPS WITH
                             START-UPS, INNOVATORS
                             AND INDUSTRY LEADING
                             COMPANIES

                             INVESTING IN
                             THE FUTURE
                             STATE-OF-THE-ART
                             RESEARCH, EDUCATION,
                             ENTERPRISE, CULTURAL
                             AND SPORTS FACILITIES

                         Follow our journey www.mtu.ie             

    Figure 1: CIT/ITT A5 Flyer

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           SED 4 | CERTIFICATE IN SUPERVISORY                                           A review of HR systems was undertaken by Educampus and
           MANAGEMENT                                                                   BDO Eaton Square along with the relevant staff in both institutes.
                                                                                        This review entailed looking at the processes in use, the features
           This example provides evidence of CIT and ITT working
                                                                                        enabled and the structure of the CoreHR system. Joint discovery,
           jointly to co-deliver Industry relevant programmes.
                                                                                        prototype and training sessions were held. Educampus were
                                                                                        very involved in assisting with filling information gathering
           The level 6 Special Purpose Certificate in Supervisory
                                                                                        questionnaires and data migration templates for both institutes.
           Management was co-developed by CIT/ITT. This is a professional
                                                                                        During these sessions, agreement was reached on aligning
           upskilling solution which addresses the needs of multiple
                                                                                        various processes and enabling/disabling features where there
           sectors as identified by the industry-led South-West Regional
                                                                                        were differences. One process which was aligned was to set up
           Skills Forum. Developed in consultation and collaboration with
                                                                                        staff to apply for annual leave online. This has been used by 60%
           industries across the South-West and the support of South-West
                                                                                        of CIT professional services staff for a couple of years while it was
           Gnó and South Kerry Skillnets the programme develops high
                                                                                        still a paper-based process in ITT. It is now being rolled out to all
           calibre professionals, distinct in their abilities, understanding,
                                                                                        professional services staff in both institutes.
           skills and knowledge associated with a supervisory role in any
           professional organisation. The programme uses an innovative
                                                                                        One of the modules within CoreHR system is Core Expenses
           blend of real-world situations to assist participants in exploring
                                                                                        which comes under Finance. ITT have been submitting domestic
           opportunities and managing the challenges of supervisory
                                                                                        expenses online for a number of years while it is still a paper-
           management roles.
                                                                                        based process in CIT. One of the outcomes of this project and
                                                                                        joint sessions is that the CIT Finance Department agreed to pilot
           The teaching methods on the Certificate in Supervisory
                                                                                        online domestic expenses with a view to rolling it out across the
           Management are intensively interactive, with an action learning
                                                                                        institute on a phased basis when the project went live in both
           focus and use of live case studies to build solutions to work
                                                                                        institutes in November 2018.
           place challenges. A practical, applied approach to teaching
           methodology, is underpinned by assessment instruments, and
           the practical application of best-practice theory to analyse the             SED 6 | CULINARY ARTS APPRENTICESHIP
           environment in which the learners work.                                      This example provides evidence of CIT and ITT working
                                                                                        jointly with Industry to co-create apprenticeships to serve the
           The first intake into the programme was in October 2017 with                 South-West Region.
           enrolment of 18 students, from a range of local companies and
           employers and a second intake of students has subsequently                   ITT has been designated lead provider for the new culinary
           been enrolled. This programme was submitted under the                        apprenticeships from level 7-9. The level 7 BA Culinary Arts (Chef
           Springboard 2018 call by ITT and CIT as a consortium member                  de Partie) and the level 8 BA (Hons) Culinary Arts (Sous Chef)
           which will contribute to course growth and sustainability.                   programmes were submitted by the Irish Culinary Apprenticeship
                                                                                        consortium and validated in June 2018. The programme
           SED 5 | COREHR UPGRADE PROJECT                                               was designed by industry, Irish Hotel Federation, Restaurant
                                                                                        Association of Ireland, panel of chefs, Irish Hospitality Institute,
           This example provides evidence of CIT and ITT Corporate
                                                                                        Eurotoques, ETBI, HEA, SOLAS and Failte Ireland. CIT and ITT
           Affairs functions working jointly to align systems processes in
                                                                                        took the lead to collaborate on the initial roll-out of the national
           advance of MTU.
                                                                                        level 7 programme in AY 2018/19. There are 30 apprentices
                                                                                        now on the programme working with 27 individual businesses.
           EduCampus Services was set up in April 2015 by the Higher
                                                                                        This collaboration included the roll-out of launches, delivery of
           Education Authority as a subsidiary company of HEAnet. The
                                                                                        mentor programmes, design and development of a promotional
           establishment of EduCampus Services represents a continued
                                                                                        campaign, liaison with SOLAS authorising officers.
           commitment to the delivery of MIS shared services to the higher
           education sector. EduCampus initiated the MIS Refresh Project
                                                                                        As of AY 2019/20 another five IoTs will offer the programmes.
           to refresh and upgrade the MIS platform and key applications
           used by the Institutes of Technology. CoreHR one of the systems
           to be upgraded is used to manage the employee lifecycle from
           hire to retire. The project commenced in 2017 to roll out enhanced
           employee self-service and manager self-service features.

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    SED 7 | TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER STRENGTHENING                                    SED 8 | NEW FRONTIERS ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    INITIATIVE (TTSI)                                                            DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME AT CIT/ITT
    This example provides evidence of CIT and ITT working jointly                This example provides evidence of CIT and ITT working jointly
    and with partners, to strengthen technology in the South-                    together to create and develop entrepreneurial activities for
    West Region.                                                                 the benefit of the South-West Region.

    Enterprise Ireland commenced its Technology Transfer Strengthening           New Frontiers5 is Ireland’s national entrepreneur development
    Initiative (TTSI) in 2007 and is now in its third phase aiming to bolster    programme funded by Enterprise Ireland and delivered by
    the capability within the knowledge transfer system in Ireland. This         Institutes of Technology throughout Ireland. CIT/ITT manage the
    phase of the programme will see €34.5m invested over five years              programme for Cork and Kerry. The New Frontiers programme
    to further embed the transfer of knowledge from within the public            provides participants with a package of supports including
    research system to industry in Ireland and vice versa. It is managed         funding of €15,000, to equip them with the skills and contacts
    by Knowledge Transfer Ireland4. It will also help sustain capacity to        required to start and grow their company. It assists participants
    support the process of knowledge transfer and commercialisation              in accelerating their business development, providing them with
    of research from Irish Research Performing Organisations (RPOs)              the skills and contacts that they need to be future business
    around the country.                                                          leaders. The New Frontiers programme has delivered fantastic
                                                                                 results, creating sustainable businesses, jobs and economic
    Bridge Network is a technology transfer consortium that                      stability in the South-West region. Participants on the programme
    comprises of the technology transfer offices from CIT, ITT,                  work closely with the staff of CIT/ITT through work placements
    University College Cork, and Teagasc. Established in 2017,                   opportunities, research, applied course related projects and
    the Bridge Network is Ireland’s largest technology transfer                  product/service development and testing in association with the
    consortium. The collaboration is a key driver in the development             research centres at the institutes.
    of Ireland’s knowledge transfer system, supporting innovators and
    entrepreneurs and ultimately creating jobs for the economy.
                                                                                 The Tom Crean Centre (Kerry) and the Rubicon
                                                                                 Centre (Cork) are home to the successful Phase Two
    CIT/ITT/UCC/Teagasc collectively through the Bridge Network
                                                                                 New Frontiers participants in the South-West region.
    aim to establish an effective link for our knowledge transfer
                                                                                 They were successful in a joint application in 2016
    expertise to be shared and used in each member institution
                                                                                 to manage the programme in Kerry and Cork for a
    to ensure continued understanding, application and, where
    appropriate, creation of excellent practice. The consortium will             further five years.
    use this expertise to commercialise innovations for the public
    good by:                                                                     The business centres provide the participating businesses with
                                                                                 an environment to build and scale an international business,
        > Encouraging invention disclosure                                       combining office space with business support services in an
        > Protecting and managing the RPOs’ intellectual property                environment rich with a network of entrepreneurs. With a focus

        > Facilitating technology development and licensing including            on technology and knowledge intensive sectors, the centres offer

             to new ventures                                                     a supportive environment and incubation facilities to assist these
                                                                                 innovators and entrepreneurs in taking their ideas from concept
        > Fostering the early stage growth of spin-out companies
                                                                                 to full commercial success. They provide the entrepreneurs with
        > Supporting effective relationships with industry                       training in all areas of business including financial arrangements,
                                                                                 market research and validation, business process, patenting,
                                                                                 product development and sales training. Participants also avail
                                                                                 of mentoring from experienced advisors and practitioners, with
                                                                                 a view to developing an investor-ready business. CIT/ITT hold a
                                                                                 number of joint events during each programme to facilitate shared
                                                                                 know-how and networking amongst the participants on the
                                                                                 programme.

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           SED 9 | INTERNATIONAL PARTNER COLLABORATION
           This example provides evidence of CIT and ITT working with
           partners to provide international opportunities for students and
           staff.

           VIBE Programme with University of Danang
           CIT is linked to the University of Economics, University of Danang
           (DUE), Vietnam through the Vietnam Ireland Bilateral Exchange (VIBE)
           programme, an entrepreneurship project, funded by Irish Aid. The
           VIBE programme, launched in March 2016, has funded Vietnamese
           student entrepreneurs each year to compete to win an opportunity
           to spend the summer at CIT’s Rubicon Centre, participating in the
           CIT Student Inc. programme. The project supports CIT and Rubicon
           Centre staff to travel to Vietnam to provide enterprise training to staff,
           and to deliver workshops to shortlisted students. This joint activity
           has been further enhanced by CIT’s two successful International
           Credit Mobility applications involving the University of Economics,
           University of Danang. CIT achieved further success in the mini-
           VIBE competitive processes in 2018, winning funding for a research
           partnership with Ho Chi Minh University of Technology (HCMUT); this
           will see the exchange of staff and PhD students between the two
           institutions in the area of power control and electronic engineering.

           International Medical Commencement Programme
           The International Medical Commencement Programme (IMCP)
                                                                                        The course is structured to ensure the individual student
           is a one-year foundation programme for international medical
                                                                                        progresses through scientific and professional studies to
           students delivered at ITT. The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
                                                                                        preparation for practice. Academic mentors are appointed for
           (RCSI), ITT and Castel Education developed the IMCP in 2008
                                                                                        student sub-groups (usually 8-10 students) and mentors provide
           with 49 students enrolled. Over 110 students were registered on
                                                                                        support and guidance. Core modules within the programme
           the programme in 2017/2018 and it is envisaged that this number
                                                                                        include English for Academic and Cultural Purposes (EACP),
           will increase again in 2018/2019. The programme is designed for
                                                                                        Intercultural Communication, IT Applications and Science
           students who are graduating from non-traditional second level
                                                                                        subjects. Having completed the programme students are
           examination systems (e.g. Middle East Secondary School Leaving
                                                                                        awarded a Certificate in Biomedical Sciences accredited by
           Certificate) and whose first language is not English.
                                                                                        the National University of Ireland (NUI). In addition, students
                                                                                        undertake the Academic Language Skills (ALS) classes to
           The IMCP occupies a unique space within the Irish educational                enhance their language proficiency and also to assist them
           arena and provides a successful exemplar upon which a similar                in their preparation for IELTS examinations (as part of RCSI’s
           program has been established abroad (RCSI Medical University                 admission requirements). Following successful completion of
           of Bahrain). Students participating in the program are part of               their programme, the student will move forward with confidence
           a successful and beneficial experience and are valued and                    to their RCSI programme in medicine. International Medical
           appreciated by ITT, RCSI, Castel Education, the student and                  Commencement Programme students share lectures with Irish
           local community in Tralee for the duration of their stay. Students           and other international students at ITT to ensure that they are
           benefit from this foundation throughout their journey through                fully immersed in the learning environment. Student engagement
           medical college. “When I first arrived in Ireland, the main thing            in clubs and societies and volunteer activities in the community
           that I was concerned about was finding an Irish host family                  is encouraged. Local hospitals and pharmacies, charities,
           that I could interact with and obtain a background regarding                 support groups and industry stakeholders are invited to deliver
           the Irish culture. I joined the men’s soccer society which                   guest lectures to students. Students are actively encouraged to
           was a great opportunity for me to interact with great Irish                  volunteer through modules such as English for academic and
           footballers at ITT”, Ali Alabdullah, IMCP student 2016.                      cultural purposes and intercultural communication.

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     SED 10 | RESEARCH AND INNOVATION HAVING                                      Inter-agency cooperation and coordination is strong in Kerry,

     POSITIVE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACT                                          creating a focused enterprise development strategy dedicated
                                                                                  to supporting entrepreneurs. Through these collaborative
     This example provides evidence of CIT and ITT working with
                                                                                  organisations ‘up and coming’ entrepreneurs can avail of
     partners to contribute to the social and economic impact of
                                                                                  mentoring, workshops, networking, prototyping, market research
     the South-West Region.
                                                                                  and funding supports. Whether one is looking to grow an existing
                                                                                  business or has an idea for an exciting new venture there is a
     The International Space University (ISU) Space Studies
                                                                                  wealth of advice and assistance available to all. There are over
     Programme 2017 (SSP17)
                                                                                  48 events held each year over the KMOE attended by circa 2,500
     CIT hosted the 30th prestigious International Space University’s
                                                                                  participants across the county with training, networking and
     Space Studies Program (SSP17) which took place over nine
                                                                                  collaborating opportunities for all stages and size of business.
     weeks from 26 June to 25 August 2017.

      112 participants from 26 countries    Media coverage (sponsored             SED 11 | LINKS WITH BUSINESS, ENTERPRISE,
                                            by SFI)
                                                                                  PROFESSIONS AND COMMUNITY
      225 international space experts       204 pieces of TV, radio, print
                                            and online coverage                   This example provides evidence of CIT and ITT engaging

      60 ISU staff                          >5 million readership,                with their stakeholders to benefit their students, staff, local
                                            viewership, listenership              industry and communities.
      6 astronauts                          1.15 billion online readership
      63 core lectures                      > 5000 shares of traditional          Both CIT and ITT have focused on responding
                                            media coverage on social
                                            media                                 flexibly, as well as being responsible and proactive,
      98 external activities                Average net worth €382k               mobilising people and units to work together for
      71 public engagement events           17,261 tweets                         integrated regional, national and global solutions.
      25,200 meals served in CIT            3,259 contributors
                                                                                  The engagement approach will continue to inform and be
      11,000 bed nights                     94,400,000 impressions
                                                                                  informed by existing and developing national and global
     Table 4: Wider impact of International Space University Space                policies. Such policies include the HEA System Performance
     Studies Programme                                                            Framework 2018-2020, Enterprise 2025, National Statement for
                                                                                  Entrepreneurship, National Plan for Equity of Access to Higher
     A Roadmap for Emerging Space States (ARESS), is an ISU project               Education 2015 -2019, National Strategy for Higher Education to
     which played a key role in convincing the Irish Government why               2030, Innovation 2020, Irish Educated Globally Connected, OECD
     the country needs a space strategy. Minister John Halligan has               skills studies, The European Union and Global Engagement:
     since established a National Steering Committee to oversee the               Institutions, Policies and Challenges; UNESCO engagement
     development of ‘A Space Strategy for Enterprise’. Dr Niall Smith,            policies and more. It will be supported by all academic, research,
     CIT head of research, head of Blackrock Castle Observatory and               alumni and professional services within the technological
     SSP17 LOC chair, is the only academic institution representative             university. The Industry Liaison Office (ILO), Extended Campus,
     on that committee.                                                           Hincks Centre of Entrepreneurship at CIT together with the
                                                                                  Development Office and Centre for Entrepreneurship and
     The Kerry Month of Enterprise (KMOE): A European                             Enterprise Development (CEED) at ITT will work with internal and
     Model of Best Practice                                                       external stakeholders in facilitating connections, collaborations
     The Kerry economic and entrepreneurial culture is one which                  and exchanges towards mutual economic and social benefits
     promotes and supports the setting up of new businesses across                and impact. They will provide guidelines and policies around
     the county in multiple sectors with a view to scaling. The strong            models of best practice of engagement, communication of
     collaboration between industry, ITT, Kerry County Council, local             engagement related activities and will be a central resource for
     development partnerships and State agencies continues to                     shared MTU network databases. The framework presented in
     foster the growth of indigenous and foreign direct investment
                                                                                  Table 5 of engagement interactions provides a useful mechanism
     organisations across the region throughout the year.
                                                                                  for data collection and comparison over time and is used to
                                                                                  further develop guidelines for good practice and continuous
                                                                                  improvement.

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             Graduate Formation                Workforce Development                      Research and Innovation

             > Syllabus review                 > Recruitment                              > Consultancy

             > Curriculum inputs               > Part-time courses                        > Use of equipment and facilities

             > Work placement                  > Customised and on-site                   > Contract and collaborative research
                                                  learning opportunities
             > Guest lecturers                                                            > Innovation vouchers and innovation partnerships
                                               > Recognition of Prior Learning
             > Employability and                                                          > Licensing and patents
               entrepreneurship                > Work-based learning
                                                                                          > Commercialisation
             > Work-based projects             > Special purpose awards
                                                                                          > Incubation supports
             > Site visits

             > Sponsorship

             > Shared governance

           Table 5: Three Pillars of Engagement

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     Evidence of impact and measure of engagement over the last four years for both CIT/ITT is presented in Table 6.

      Source of Engagement                                    Measurement Indicators of Engagement
      Public Private Partnerships through the                 > A combined receipt of circa €6m in 2017
      Regional Economic Development Fund
      for ‘Strategic Action Plan for Jobs’
                                                              > RDI Hub (Kerry)

                                                              > Agriculture Centre for Excellence (Kerry)

                                                              > Kerry SciTech

                                                              > Dingle Creativity and Innovation Hub

                                                              > Skellig Innovation Hub

      Student Engagements 2017                                > 5.8% of CIT graduates and 8.6% ITT (2016) indicated that they are self-
                                                                employed

                                                              > Increasing participants each year on Student Inc. and Discover ITT, the
                                                                student accelerator programmes at CIT/ITT

                                                              > 546 first year students presented business model canvas to Rubicon team

                                                              > 210 third year new product development students (interdisciplinary group
                                                                from engineering, biomedical engineering and business studies) presented
                                                                their innovative products to the Incubation Centre Teams and industry
                                                                expert panels

                                                              > 240 fourth year business, computing, multimedia and information system
                                                                students worked with the Rubicon Team/Tom Crean Centre as part of their
                                                                venture/business planning or final year project modules.

                                                              > 45 applications (160 students) to the CIT Prize for Innovation

                                                              > 88 start-up business enquiries from CIT/ITT students

                                                              > 200 final year students took part in the ITT ‘Steps 2 Success’ work ready
                                                                module

                                                              > CIT received a DELTA (Disciplinary Excellence in Learning Teaching
                                                                and Assessment) award in March 2018 (by the National Forum for the
                                                                Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education) for the work
                                                                that the institute does in the area of entrepreneurship education

                                                              > ITT was the first HEI to win a European award for its graduate programme
                                                                Design4SMEs, an international residential entrepreneurial development
                                                                programme

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             Source of Engagement                                   Measurement Indicators of Engagement
             Support for International Engagement                   > Collectively have 187 international agreements in place, including 143 EU
                                                                       bi-lateral agreements and 44 non-EU Agreements

                                                                    > CIT has one international agreement in place for joint programmes

                                                                    > Three specific MoU’s for joint research collaboration

                                                                    > 700 EU and non–EU students 2017/2018

                                                                    > 450 fee paying non–EU students 2017/2018

                                                                    > 250 incoming Erasmus students

                                                                    > Largest number of non-EU Fee paying students in Ireland

                                                                    > 15% of MTU student body from international students

                                                                    > 70+ nationalities studying at CIT/ITT

                                                                    > ITT is the first HEI in the world to hold UNESCO chair for ‘Transforming the
                                                                       Lives of People with Disabilities, their Families and Communities, through
                                                                       Physical Education, Sport, Recreation and Fitness’ with opportunities for
                                                                       social entrepreneurship

                                                                    > In 2018 ITT UNESCO’s team presented to 37 different country
                                                                       representatives at the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons
                                                                       with Disabilities – the first time any Irish organisation presented at same

                                                                    > CIT/ITT have hosted a cross range of international visitors from academia,
                                                                       policy makers and industry

             Student Work Placements                                > 3,000 work placements annually across multi sectors from SME to global
                                                                       corporates

                                                                    > CIT/ITT have cross-campus disciplinary groups that meet 5-6 times
                                                                       per year to discuss and organise all things entrepreneurship, including
                                                                       events, competitions and academic programmes. This team consists
                                                                       of academic staff from business, engineering, art, music, Rubicon team
                                                                       members, Careers Office, Students’ Union and led by the Innovation and
                                                                       Enterprise Office. Group in CIT referred to as ACE (accelerating campus
                                                                       entrepreneurship) and in ITT coordinated through CEED – Centre for
                                                                       Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development.

                                                                    > Both CIT/ITT have entrepreneurs in residence to support entrepreneurial
                                                                       thinking and behaviour for all students.

             Alumni Engagement                                      > 352 volunteering hours donated from graduates and friends for the
                                                                       2017-2018 programme at both CIT/ITT combined

                                                                    > 18% circa open and click through rate on Alumni eNews

           Table 6: Evidence of measurement of engagement at both ITT and CIT

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     SED 12 | JOINT PROGRAMMES WITH UCC                                           autumn years. The tapestry of one-to-one provision; small group
                                                                                  work/chamber music; and signature large-ensemble activity not
     This example provides evidence of CIT co-developing and
                                                                                  only links inextricably with the degree provision in the School
     delivering educational programmes with national and
                                                                                  but engages in the most meaningful way with local, national and
     international partners.
                                                                                  international peers at every level from the amateur community to
                                                                                  the platforms for the exceptionally gifted.
     CIT has developed a number of joint programmes with UCC.
     In 2010, CIT, UCC and HETAC signed an MoA Joint Awarding
                                                                                  Long-standing CSM outreach projects like the Glen Flute
     Agreement for the Master of Science in Biomedical Science and
                                                                                  Project and the Blarney Street CBS Brass Band provide direct
     Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architecture. Also, in 2010 a
                                                                                  specialist hands-on expertise but, less visible, but very far
     Consortium Agreement between CIT and UCC established the
                                                                                  reaching is the range of engagements our staff and students
     Cork Centre for Architectural Education. Building on the CIT/
                                                                                  have with community and representative bodies like choirs,
     UCC partnership, joint programmes have been developed in
                                                                                  bands, orchestras, musical societies, theatre groups, traditional
     Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biomedical Science; Master of
                                                                                  groups, festivals etc. The strands of inspiration, creativity, artistic,
     Architecture; Professional Master of Education (Art and Design)
                                                                                  technical and administrative support that emanate from CSM
     and Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Industrial Physics.
                                                                                  are a vital energy that underpins a great deal of the fabric of the
                                                                                  region’s cultural footprint.
     CIT and UCC have established a CIT/UCC joint board of the
     Academic Council of CIT and the Academic Board of UCC. Its
                                                                                  CSM has an ethos of a curriculum with a scientific, incremental
     primary purpose is to ensure that the academic standards and
                                                                                  pedagogy with real measurable outputs at the highest
     procedures applying to collaborative and joint programmes
                                                                                  international standard. Recent curricular developments in CSM
     delivered in partnership between CIT and UCC satisfy the
                                                                                  have laid the groundwork for possible expansion into the areas
     requirements of both institutions.
                                                                                  of pop, Irish traditional, and musical theatre with our high-quality
                                                                                  graduates lifting standards and developing opportunities for
     In 2000, a memorandum of cooperation was signed between CIT
                                                                                  participants in those genres.
     and Fachhochschule Darmstadt (FHD). In 2002 FHD had its first
     intake on to the BA (Hons) in Multimedia (Media Production). Since
     this initial intake CIT and Hochschule Darmstadt (formerly FHD)              SED 14 | MTU APPRENTICESHIP STRATEGY –
     have had a close relationship and in 2006 students graduated from            ‘ADAPT AND GROW’
     the joint award, BA (Hons) in Multimedia/Media Production. The               This example provides evidence of CIT and ITT working jointly
     close collaboration has led to an extended Joint Award agreement             and the commitment to the development of a skilled labour
     signed for BA in Digital Media, BA (Hons) in Multimedia/Media                force through its apprenticeship in MTU.
     Production, MA in Media Direction and MA in Media Design.
                                                                                  The Technological Universities Act 2018 states that one of the
     SED 13 | CSM CONSERVATOIRE PROVISION                                         functions of a technological university will be to “support the
     This example provides evidence of CIT’s lifelong learning                    development of a skilled labour force including, where appropriate,
     ecosystem provided by Cork School of Music.                                  engaging in the education and training of apprentices in accordance
                                                                                  with policy relating to that education and training for the time being
     The largest conservatory of music and drama in Ireland, Cork School          communicated to the technological university by An tÚdarás, the
     of Music (CSM), which is a constituent college of CIT, offers a              Government or any Minister of the Government”.
     comprehensive suite of undergraduate and postgraduate performing
     arts degrees and a full conservatory provision of part-time courses.         MTU is ideally placed to address this increasing demand as it
     With almost 400 full-time and over 3,000 part-time enrolments, CSM           has long invested in the development of craft apprenticeship
     plays a pivotal role in providing intensive education and training in        capacity and capability and is the only entity of its type in Ireland
     music and drama as part of the cultural life of the region.                  to have created a dedicated centre of excellence in Craft Studies.
                                                                                  It has comfortably catered for a doubling of craft apprenticeship
     CSM’s conservatory provision is a fully evolved and finely                   allocation over the last three years.
     balanced life-long learning ‘ecosystem’ that provides for
     individual personal development on either professional, semi-                In relation to the strategic value placed on craft provision by MTU
     professional, or expert amateur tracks from early childhood to               and the extent to which this is reflected in the MTU project, the

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           stage two MTU submission is relevant and states the following:               currently delivered by CIT and ITT, through a range of social
           “MTU will maintain the commitment to continuing the provision                channels, websites and applications, careers fairs and school
           in the areas of junior music and craft apprenticeships recognising           visits. We will increase our face-to-face contact with prospective
           the importance of this provision to the region and beyond and                students through a variety of events and roadshows and advance
           accepting the responsibility and leadership role of MTU in relation          our links with schools in the South-West region, and beyond.
           to this provision.”
                                                                                        Digital technologies have the possibility to positively influence
           Given the following factors:                                                 many areas of student and staff experience. CIT and ITT are
                                                                                        working together on a number of joint digital enhancement
             > MTU’s strong commitment to apprenticeship training;                      projects, including identity management, the human resource
             > Projected increases in enrolments and industry demand;                   system (CORE) upgrade and a feasibility study for the merger of
                                                                                        our student record systems (Ellucian Banner). It is realised that
             > The strong integration of the MTU Craft Studies in the MTU
                                                                                        enhancing the digital experience can only be achieved by taking
                Engineering and Science academic family;
                                                                                        a whole-institution approach and acting-as-one under the MTU
             > The flexibility afforded by the MTU model of programme                   umbrella has been ongoing since 2016. Analysis, documentation
                provision (single module certification, special purpose                 and a review of existing systems and processes has begun
                awards, integrated level 6 to level 10 options, Recognition             in some areas, and where individual projects were due to
                of Prior Learning and Work Based Learning, on-campus/                   commence, joint projects are now in progress.
                on-site/on-line delivery options etc.);

             > The increasing internationalisation of education;                        SED 16 | MTU STUDENT JOURNEY
                                                                                        This example provides evidence of CIT and ITT working jointly
             > MTU’s strong focus on industry engagement,
                                                                                        to co-develop a student journey pilot to access and improve
                                                                                        existing processes and services, develop new services and
           A strong focus on maximising demand, re-positioning to develop
                                                                                        programmes for the benefits of MTU students.
           new apprenticeships and other areas, and increasing agility as part
           of an ‘Adapt and Grow’ strategy are the key areas of strategic focus
                                                                                        The MTU student journey was co-designed by 24 staff and 11
           for current and future development of apprenticeship in MTU.
                                                                                        students to document the journey of the broad range of student
                                                                                        types. It will be a catalyst for reshaping the student experience
           SED 15 | MTU DIGITAL STRATEGY                                                and the first step on the journey to the refinement of internal
           This example provides evidence of CIT and ITT working jointly                processes and improvement of the whole student experience.
           and its commitment to the development of a digital campus                    This student journey will provide a structure to assess and
           by 2030.                                                                     improve existing processes and services, develop new services
                                                                                        and programmes and enable conversations, ideas and change.
           The MTU digital strategy, Digital by Default 2030, aims to design
           and deliver digital self-service supports to staff, students and             MTU want to place the individual student journey at the heart of
           alumni of the MTU. Currently in both institutions, administration            what we do and to integrate and organise our cross-functional
           takes a lot of time and energy and leaves little time to focus on            design and delivery from the student perspective. Mapping the
           innovation or improvement. MTU aims to design and deliver an                 journey allowed us to create a framework to:
           enterprise applications strategy to support a digital university and
           eliminate manual paper-based processes across the entire MTU                   > Refine internal processes
           staff and student journey. Digital by Default 2030 will require
                                                                                          > Identify issues and opportunities
           students to adopt a number of principles including embracing
           digital communication and collaboration across a multi-                        > Make the services delivered more student-centric
           campus, geographically dispersed, university. MTU will deliver
           personalised digital services to enhance individual, team and                The student journey clarifies how different departmental silos in
           community experiences and will provide a single digital identity             the organisation need to collaborate to deliver a better service at
           for all interactions across the technological university.                    each interaction or touchpoint on the journey. From prospective
                                                                                        students to alumni, the focus will be on a design-led approach to
           Through our Digital by Default 2030 strategy, MTU will aspire to             transforming services and the aim is to develop better services
           enhance the existing online presence and marketing touchpoints               by working with service users to understand their needs. Under

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     the Student Administration and Support programme of work, a                   students have access to all the software, systems and services
     number of projects have been identified to align, re-design and               that an on-campus student would experience.
     deliver MTU student supports across the entire student journey.
     This student journey has helped to outline some clear actions,                CIT has demonstrated vision to respond to industry needs and
     something to design around and importantly become a means,                    has demonstrated the ability to scale globally. The MSc in Cloud
     not a conclusion. It will enable the design of new touchpoints,               Computing programme is delivered globally, with students based
     co-ordinate existing touchpoints and extend touchpoints to more               in Russia, India, Saudi Arabia, Germany, France, Spain, UK,
     students. It will enable MTU to meet the needs of our students,               Netherlands, USA and across Ireland who study in a global virtual
     integrate our systems, processes, services and spaces around                  classroom. In 2017 only 32% of all enrolled students were living
     the student and deliver high-quality graduates.                               and working in Cork, with other students based in Ireland, Russia,
                                                                                   Ghana, Nigeria, Switzerland, Canada and Singapore.
     SED 17 | STUDENT-CENTRED OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                   Work Placement
     This example provides evidence of CIT developing programmes
                                                                                   Work placement is highly valued as part of the student
     that are tailored to student needs in the digital era.
                                                                                   experience. It offers a unique learning opportunity, career
                                                                                   enhancement, networking as well as exposure to a workplace
     MSc in Cloud Computing
                                                                                   role. But what’s in it for the company? Two industry partners
     The MSc in Cloud Computing programme was developed by CIT
                                                                                   shared their views of the current placement programme at CIT.
     academics and over 30 cloud computing industry specialists from
     across the globe. Subject matter experts from industry, along
                                                                                   As part of DePuy’s credo and corporate responsibility to the
     with academic staff from CIT, designed the programme and all
                                                                                   community the student programme gives opportunities to
     taught modules. The reputation of this programme is built on
                                                                                   students to gain work experience and gives them a real feel
     the long-established strong partnership with leading computing
                                                                                   for the practical application of their studies. Ruairi Cullinane,
     companies. This partnership has fostered true engagement,
                                                                                   Operations Development Co-ordinator with DePuy Ireland6
     where industry specialists from EMC, VMware, IBM, Dell and
                                                                                   sees the student placement programme as an integral part of
     SpringSource teach on the programme, along with staff from
                                                                                   talent management for DePuy. Would he recommend the work
     CIT’s Department of Computer Science. Together they deliver a
                                                                                   placement programme? “Yes. Through the student placement
     quality industry-focused programme.
                                                                                   programmes numerous academic research opportunities
                                                                                   have been identified and acted on. A number of students
     Private clouds in CIT’s datacentre are deployed to support remote
                                                                                   have come back to DePuy for summer placements and even
     student labs associated with cloud application development,
                                                                                   graduate positions. The placement programme allows a
     datacentre networking, virtualisation, storage systems and many
                                                                                   company to identify these candidates and they are already
     other modules. These state-of-the-art systems combined with
                                                                                   familiar with the workings of the organisation.”
     sophisticated learning environments, enable each student to achieve
     the measurable learning outcomes in the most flexible way possible.
                                                                                   Elaine Fennessy from Abbott Vascular, Clonmel would also
     All lectures are streamed live over the Internet and each session
                                                                                   recommend the programme. “The company has the opportunity
     is captured and stored in the cloud for later retrieval by students.
                                                                                   to build their talent pipeline while providing an experience
     This facilitates lecture review and revision; and enables students to
                                                                                   to the student that they will not forget. In addition, there
     access lectures and labs by simply using a web browser.
                                                                                   is significant market research to support the theory that
                                                                                   graduates will show a preference of returning to their
     The private cloud infrastructure at CIT enables challenging remote
                                                                                   work placement company thereby demonstrating loyalty
     labs to be delivered to students in any location using fixed or
                                                                                   and commitment to the company. We offer placements to
     mobile devices. When student’s login to this facility they are given
                                                                                   undergraduates, so they may gain valuable experience in an
     access to hardware, software and systems that will enable them
                                                                                   industry setting while contributing to our business success.”
     to complete all labs remotely. This offers great flexibility and at the
     same time this world-class state-of-the-art infrastructure allows
                                                                                   Four undergraduate students from CIT and ITT, all studying for
     students to learn at their own pace, 24 hours a day, every day.
                                                                                   BSc in Agriculture degrees, recently completed a 12-15-week
     Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is also deployed to deliver
                                                                                   work placement at Capita Customer Solutions, Clonakilty, County
     desktop virtualisation, enabling students to access a CIT personal
     computer from home or the office. Using this technology,

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            DePuy Ireland is part of the Johnson and Johnson family of companies
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         		 Bord Bia is the Irish Food Board
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