LYIT GETS TOP MARKS IN NATIONAL ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY

first_imgA recently published report has found that Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) has the highest economic impact of all third level colleges in Ireland.The LYIT campusEssentially, every euro invested in LYIT creates an economic boost worth more than four euro. This means investment in LYIT has a greater economic impact nationally than a similar investment at any of the country’s Universities or at any of the other Institutes of Technology.The TIONCHAR PROJECT examines the gross economic output of each euro spent on higher education. LYIT has the highest of all the multipliers (4.25) calculated for the country’s seven Universities and fourteen Institutes of Technology. LYIT President Paul Hannigan said the Institute is a significant contributor to economic development in the region.“We have seen significant cuts in third-level education funding in recent years. Despite this, we have increased student numbers and delivered new courses to meet changing needs of the marketplace. This has been accomplished with the commitment of staff to provide quality education, however, it is not sustainable long term. With new international links established in the US and China, we want to further develop student mobility both outward and inward.”“The report shows that investment at LYIT has the greatest knock-on effect, which has repercussions for future budgets since the reverse is also true, a reduction in state funding for LYIT will have a much higher negative economic impact on the region and nationally. I hope these findings will be taken into account in the allocation of future budgets for third-level education.”One of the authors of the report, Brian Lucey, Professor of Finance at Trinity College Dublin, said, “Irish Higher Education delivers a significant ‘bang for the buck’. Letterkenny shows that this is delivered by all sorts of institutions – IoTs and universities, urban and regional, all play a part in this. Letterkenny IT is delivering quality education and a high economic impact and should be recognised and rewarded for doing so.”  LYIT GETS TOP MARKS IN NATIONAL ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY was last modified: October 25th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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MASSIVE CROWDS EXPECTED TO ATTEND THIS YEAR’S NORTHWEST GARDEN SHOW 2015

first_imgThe Northwest Garden show is finally here and will take place on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th of May on the grounds of the CPI complex, Castlefinn. The Northwest Garden show now in its 6th year is building on the success of the previous five years and promises to be bigger and better with exciting new features included in this year’s programme.This year sees the addition of the new Beer garden (with no beer). It adds to the other Show Gardens, Garden of the seven senses, Wizard of OZ, Rose Garden, Natural Garden, Keyhole Garden and the fabulous Whitehouse Gardens.New to the Garden Show this year is SHEEP to CHIC a live shearing/wool spinning and knitting event hosted in association with DMG Motor Mitsubishi and Edel Mc Bride Knitfield.There is something for everyone with an exciting line up of gardeners, chef’s, entertainment and impressive features from over 100 exhibitors, over the two day event.Expert advice from top gardeners Gary Baird GB Landscapes, Janice Campbell GB Garden Centre, John Gallagher Finn Valley Nursery, David Perry Kees Garden Centre Laghey, Gareth Austin Radio Foyle. John Paul Florist will be demonstrating a variety of flower arranging.With a host of chefs and live cooking demonstrations we welcome back to this year’s show RTE’s Grow it cook It Brian McDermott ThenoSaltchef.We are also hosting BBCs Paula McIntyre and an array of other top chefs such as Derek from Harry’s restaurant Bridgend, Colin from Red Pepper Castlederg, local chef Mark Gibney head chef from Custom House Derry and Our local chef Hugh Patton from McGlynns restaurant Castlefinn.Other attractions includes the ever popular Trash ‘n’ Fashion, Family Fun Zone, Crafternoon Tea, Farmers Market, Live cooking demonstrations/Artisan Food Market, Organic Centre and much more.For a full line up login to www.northwestgardenshow.ie or follow us on Facebook. We look forward to seeing you there! 🙂MASSIVE CROWDS EXPECTED TO ATTEND THIS YEAR’S NORTHWEST GARDEN SHOW 2015 was last modified: May 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessFeaturesnewsNorthwest Garden Show 2015last_img read more

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