Welcome to the LIT website
LIT is extremely proud to be the Sunday Times ‘University Guide 2013’ Institute of Technology of the year. With outstanding academic staff, including a Marie Curie Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar, and superb research facilities, LIT is becoming one of Ireland’s prominent institutions of learning and research. Today, LIT is a truly global institution, tied into the world-wide flow of talent, with research partners in NASA and industry partners in Silicon Valley and a growing international network of students from India, China, Brazil and the Middle East.
As you look around LIT, you will see an astonishing diversity of programmes and people exploring new ideas, pursuing new knowledge, creating new art, and filling our lecture halls with the vibrancy that comes from being an institution that is committed to research, discovery and creativity.
At LIT we use the term Active Learning, the fusion of theory and practice, to describe our educational philosophy. We affirm that academic excellence is built on not just learning the theory but experiencing the practical side of your chosen field. Our broad selection of over 120 programmes, delivered in 6 campuses across Limerick, Tipperary and Clare, have been created in partnership with industry, professional bodies and the community to meet today’s national and international employment needs. LIT graduates have been successful in every imaginable field, from academia and industry to law, technology, public service, construction, fashion and the arts.
Our programmes are also flexible and offered at different qualification levels ranging from certificates to degrees up to postgraduate level, attracting students with different backgrounds, interests, drive and capacity. We are very open to applications from mature students looking to return to education and if you have the right prior qualifications and experience you may be able to take a fast track route.
At LIT you will experience a truly rich and diverse educational experience and as you reflect on your choice of further studies. I invite you to take the time to explore our website which provides useful information on the exciting opportunities which LIT offers.
Dr Maria Hinfelaar