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Research in CIT

Research is a core dimension of CIT activity. In collaboration with a wide range of organisations including Higher Education Institutions, Industry, State and Voluntary Bodies, CIT is involved in research that contributes to supporting:

  • Regional and National Industry.
  • The National and EU knowledge economy and Innovation Base.
  • Enhanced quality of life within Irish society.
  • Quality research postgraduate education at Masters and PhD level.
  • Quality undergraduate and taught postgraduate teaching and learning.

The main Institute research activity is primarily (though not exclusively) organised around three Strategic Research Clusters that reflect the CIT current dominant strategic research strengths and critical mass.

There are also new and emerging areas of research and a number of long established centres that engage in research and consultancy.

Across the Institute faculties and constituent colleges, academic staff research interests range across Engineering, Science, Business and Humanities, Music and Art.

The CIT Research Mission

The CIT Research mission is to continue to build on niche strengths and to develop sustainable and productive research, innovation, technology transfer and postgraduate education across all its faculties. The Institute research strategy is outlined in the CIT Strategic Plan 2005-2010 and more detailed plans are contained in Research 2011.

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