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About Atlantic Technological University

ATU is one of Ireland’s most successful third level educational institutions. A regional leader in education, innovation and economic and social development, we provide courses with the real-world skills that students need to thrive in the modern workplace. ATU is known for:

  • Delivering flexible, practical programmes within the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), from higher certificate and degree level courses to taught masters and PhD level, in the classroom and online, with professional accreditation for certain awards.
  • Small class sizes, with a low student to staff ratio, meaning students have a better working relationship with their lecturers.
  • Partnering with businesses, the community and creative industries across core disciplines of Business and Social Sciences, Engineering and Design and Science to provide students work placements and internships.
  • An excellent track record in innovation and research, providing a focal point for local business innovation and development through our Innovation Centre.

Why Study at ATU

Why Study at Atlantic Technological University (ATU)?

Collaborative Strength

Students at Atlantic TU will join a student population of over 20,000 learners, spanning 600+ academic programmes from pre-degree to doctoral level. ATU’s strength lies in our collaborative ethos, realizing our shared goals by elevating and championing success.

Academic Excellence

Atlantic TU offers a new higher educational experience. Building on the foundations of applied learning, our university will grow through research informed teaching. We will empower learners to realize their full potential, developing responsible citizens, critical thinkers, innovators and problem solvers equipped for life-long learning.

Research, Engagement & Innovation

ATU will continue our proud tradition of industry engagement, through collaborative research and providing courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels that meet employers’ skills requirements. As the leading educational institution in the region, our students, staff and communities will be intrinsically linked to regional employers, building sustainable employment opportunities, and driving growth in the west and north-west.

Global Opportunities

At ATU, students will develop as global citizens, recognizing and building awareness of the opportunities and roles we play in developing sustainable 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 our shores.

County Population:Donegal – 159,000
Galway – 258,000
Mayo – 130,000
Sligo – 65,000
Student Population:12,000
Strengths:Business, Marketing, Tourism, Social Science, Life Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Computing, Teaching
Campus locations:Donegal
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