MTU has been awarded €14.6m under the TU RISE programme (Technological Universities Research and Innovation Supporting Enterprise). TU RISE is designed to improve research functions within the technological university sector and enhance institutions’ engagements with their surrounding regions.
Today’s announcement will support MTU’s strategic ambitions in research and innovation by helping to scale up the university’s research activities across all campuses. This will benefit MTU students, staff and the southwest region for years to come with the planned establishment of an MTU-wide Research and Innovation Office, an MTU Graduate Research School, support for PhD studentships, and a strengthening of links with industry and communities.

President of MTU, Professor Maggie Cusack, commented: “This is a very significant investment in MTU’s future and a major boost for the southwest region. This funding will have a hugely positive impact on research and innovation across MTU and is another milestone in transforming our six campuses into one university. By enhancing our research and innovation capabilities we are a step closer to reaching our strategic goal of being a truly great technological university with global reach.”

This funding announcement follows the announcement in December of €7.5m for MTU under TSAF (Technological Sector Advancement Fund). TSAF funding will focus on providing an optimum learning experience for students as they progress through their MTU education journey and multiple initiatives to help staff enjoy workplace well-being and success.