The Atlantic Technological University (Ollscoil Teichneolaíochta an Atlantaigh) was launched on Monday, April 4th 2022, by the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD.
Speaking at a landmark event at ATU Sligo and live-streamed to campuses in Galway, Mayo and Donegal, Minister Harris told a large gathering of students, staff and dignitaries — including ATU President Dr Orla Flynn and ATU Chair Maura McNally — that the new Technological University launch was a landmark day and said that the new ATU would become a ‘powerhouse’ in the region.
ATU will serve 21,000 students and be one of the largest multi-campus universities in Ireland, with eight campuses, research centres and iHubs. The university will be supported by 2,250 staff, delivering practice-oriented study and research. Over 600 higher educational programmes will be available, from apprenticeships to doctoral level qualifications. Read more about the ATU launch here