€1.9m in funding granted to Waterford Institute of Technology

€1.9m in funding granted to Waterford Institute of Technology
06/04/2016, Waterford IT (Picture: Lafayette)

The Higher Education Minister, Simon Harris, has announced funding for Waterford Institute of Technology.

€1.9m has been granted to the local college as part a €38m package for higher education institutions for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The devolved capital grant allocation will facilitate higher institutions to address a number of key capital investment priorities including:

  • Minor works and equipment needs to support safe campus reopening
  • Procurement of additional ICT devices – including laptops-  to support disadvantaged students who have difficulty in accessing a suitable device for their studies
  • Investments in equipment and infrastructure that are required to support the creation of additional student places, given the exceptional circumstances facing the Leaving Cert class of 2021
  • General ICT and equipment-related upgrades
  • Health and safety works, and other building upgrades
  • Investments to support universal access
  • Energy efficiency and decarbonisation-related upgrades