Cork Institute of Technology - CIT • Cork, Ireland
Cork Institute of Technology, or CIT as it is more widely known, is a public institute of third level education which also conducts research, and is made up of four campuses. First is the institute’s main campus – an impressive and well-equipped multi-building campus in Bishopstown, close to Cork city. Second is the Crawford College of Art and Design (CCAD) in Cork city, next the CIT Cork School of Music in an extremely modern facility, also in Cork city, and finally, the National Maritime College of Ireland a little further away in Ringaskiddy (a suburb of Cork city).
CIT runs many courses at varying degree levels. Both undergraduate and postgraduate students make up its 12,000 strong student body. Meanwhile the institute employs around 1,500 people, of which over 800 are academic staff. These numbers have allowed CIT to create a reputation for itself concerning staff-student relations. CIT students often note that their teachers know them by name and therefore take a special interest in their academic progress during their time at CIT.
Many state-of-the-art buildings (such as the library), labs (IT and scientific), and sports facilities can be found at CIT, and the institute’s sporting prowess is proven year in and year out in various sports.
Cork Institute of Technology was formerly known as Cork Regional Technical College which was established in 1973. It was given its new name in 1997. The institute is descended from other organisations that date back as far as the early 1800s.