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LYIT is situated in Letterkenny, County Donegal and was founded in 1971 to provide higher education in technical, business and scientific disciplines in the North Western region of Ireland. It has evolved continuously since and has a current enrolment of approximately 2500 students.

General Information:
LYIT is located in a very scenic environment. The campus is a five minute walk from Letterkenny's town centre. Driving time from Dublin, the Capital city, is approximately 3 hours. The nearest airport is City of Derry, which is approximately a thirty minute drive.

LYIT campus has expanded considerably over the past number of years, recently adding a new wing, which includes a library, four auditoria, nine state-of-the-art computer suites, restaurants, reception and administrative offices. This building was one of four educational buildings in Ireland singled out for praise by the OECD. The next phase of development (which has recently been completed) includes a multi-purpose hall, incorporating a student services centre; sports fields and a new wing providing facilities for Design and Nursing students as well as general teaching space.   

Academic Information:
The Institute awards Higher Certificates, Bachelor Degrees and Honours Degrees in Business, Computing, Design, Engineering, Nursing and Science. The Institute also offers tuition and research to Master's Degree level.

International Students:
At present most overseas students come through European exchange programmes such as SOCRATES and LEONARDO. LYIT also has bi-lateral agreements with some higher education institutes in the former Soviet Republics, whose students spend some time at the Institute. The Institute is now looking to establish further overseas links and is specifically interested in recruiting suitably qualified students in the scientific disciplines: Chemistry; Biology; Food Science and Aquatic Science.

Student Profiles:
The majority of international students come to study at LYIT as a result of bilateral agreements signed with approximately 50 partner colleges. The students come under the ERASMUS chapter of the SOCRATES programme of the EU. LYIT is compliant with ECTS (European Credit Transfer). A multilingual Handbook is produced annually giving a synopsis of subjects within courses, their credit ratings and the examination weightings. For ECTS purposes LYIT operates a semester system.

Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Port Road
Co Donegal

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