ATU – one university for a unique region

Atlantic Technological University (ATU) was established in April 2022 following the merger of three institutes of technology – Galway-Mayo (GMIT), Letterkenny (LYIT) and Sligo (IT Sligo). 

With over 22,000 registered students across eight campuses stretching from Galway to Donegal, the university offers 600+ academic programmes from pre-degree to doctoral level including postgraduate, employee upskilling and apprenticeship courses.

At Atlantic TU, students will develop as global citizens recognizing and building awareness of the opportunities and roles they can play in developing sustainable regional and global economies. From collaborative international research to overseas study and work placement opportunities, ATU students will be part of a global community with a mindset that reaches far beyond the west and northwest of Ireland.

Supportive community

Atlantic TU President Dr Orla Flynn says students will experience a very welcoming and supportive community with an excellent quality of life surrounded by stunning natural amenities along the Wild Atlantic Way: “ATU will deliver a transformation of the educational landscape offering a rich combination of academic and research excellence, quality of life and opportunity, all of which can be experienced in a beautiful part of Ireland.” 

“If you join the ATU family, we will provide you with all the guidance and support you need to fulfil your potential. We deliver practice-oriented study, and research that seeks to address the major challenges facing society and the world. We are dedicated to preparing learners for the future of work. “

The largest proportion of registered students are studying courses in science, mathematics, computing, engineering, manufacturing and construction. Demand for courses in these disciplines is continuing. 

Campus visits welcome

Students, teachers, parents and guidance counsellors are welcome to visit ATU campuses. Teachers and guidance counsellors wishing to plan and book visits can contact ATU’s School Engagement Team. For information and contact details, please visit    A wide range of onsite and virtual open events take place throughout the academic year from TY Taster Days, to Campus Tours, Open Days and subject-specific workshops. For more information on these events please visit  

For information about ATU, its courses and campuses please visit For information about ATU undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships, see: 

Scholarship are awarded to students who achieve the highest points in the Leaving Certificate in their chosen programme of study in ATU. In addition to academic scholarships there are also cultural and sporting excellence scholarship opportunities.  

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