Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is one of the largest institutes of technology located in the South-East of Ireland, offering tuition and research programmes in various areas from Higher Certificate to PhD level. It was the first to be awarded Institute of Technology status in 1998.

WIT has the following Academic Schools and Departments:
- School of Business (Department of Accountancy & Economics; Department of Management & Organisation; Department of Graduate Business Studies)
- School of Education (Adult & Continuing Education; Literacy Development Centre)
- School of Engineering (Department of Architecture; Department of Construction & Civil Engineering; Department of Engineering Technology; Department of Trade Studies)
- School of Health Sciences (Department of Nursing; Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Studies)
- School of Humanities (Department of Applied Arts; Department of Creative & Performing Arts; Department of Languages, Tourism & Hospitality)
- School of Science (Department of Chemical & Life Sciences; Department of Computing, Maths & Physics)

Undergraduate courses are offered in the areas of Business, Education and Professional Development, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, and Science.

Research Centres of Excellence at WIT include: Telecommunications Software and Systems Group; Pharmaceutical & Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre; Eco-Innovation Research Centre.


- It has been named Institute of Technology of the Year 2009 by the Sunday Times. It consistently ranks among the country’s top-performing Institutes of Technology and has the best graduate employment record in the sector.

- Ranked 9th in Ireland according to the Ranking Web of European Universities (July 2009).

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