The Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest is Ireland’s third technological university. The university began its operation in 2021 when two institutes of technology merged, the Athlone Institute of Technology and the Limerick Institute of Technology. Both these institutes — AIT (estd. 1970) & LIT (estd. 1975) were among reputed centres of tech studies.
Home to more than 14,000 students, TUS is based out of the central Irish city of Athlone (two campuses) and operates across four other cities (one campus each): Limerick City, Thurles, Clonmel, and Ennis. The institute is one of Ireland’s newest and most unique technological universities, with an enormous focus on creating fresh ideas and promoting research-based learning.
Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest is known for celebrating campus diversity. International students at TUS represent over 100 nationalities, showcasing the university’s metropolitan atmosphere. The university international committee and the student unit oversee the newly-enrolled students’ orientation process.
The University’s director of international relations is responsible for accommodating students at the campuses. The Student Union is active, and there are various clubs and societies, including drama, dancing, film and computers. From learning support to pastoral care and career counselling to student health assistance, a range of services is available for TUS students.
A number of student houses, student apartments, and self-catering accommodation are available, and these accommodation options range from single occupancy to double and triple sharing rooms and flats.
Located on the banks of the picturesque River Shannon, Athlone is a beautiful town with several shopping centres, clubs, theatres, art centres and yearly drama festivals.
Limerick, Ireland’s third largest city, has a young and vibrant atmosphere. TUS’ campuses are located in city centres, where all basic amenities are available. The presence of internship opportunities in the vicinity makes the university a special place to study.
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