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Athlone Institute of Technology
Time: 2011-12-09


Athlone Institute of Technology


Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) is a government higher education institution located in the midlands of Ireland. Established in 1970, the institute has developed considerably over the past four decades and offers a world-class education in a modern and vibrant campus. Athlone is one of the largest inland towns in the country, with a population of some 25,000 people.


AIT offers internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in the fields of business, accounting, information technology, humanities, hospitality management, tourism studies, engineering and science. More than 6,000 students call AIT home, including hundreds of international students, drawn from all over the globe. AIT has a long and valued tradition of attracting international students and hosts a truly multicultural campus.


Researchers at the institute have established an international reputation in the areas of software for m-commerce, polymer engineering, ecotoxicology, environmental science, and cell and molecular toxicology.


Why Study at AIT?


·         Friendly, welcoming institute with a supportive learning environment focused on ensuring that the expectation of each student is surpassed.

·         Excellent student support services e.g. medical centre on campus, International Office dedicated to supporting international students during studies, Careers Office to provide advice on graduate opportunities.

·         AIT is an attractive modern campus. Over €100 million has been invested in AIT’s infrastructure and campus since 2000.

·         A world of international linkages. AIT has established relationships with more than 200 third-level institutions around the world.

·         AIT has built substantial links with business and industry with leading global companies located in the region e.g. Élan, Ericsson, IO Systems, Alienware, One Direct, AXA Insurance, Pharmaplaz, Teleflex and KCI Medical.

·         AIT has a proven track record in securing research funding and has received €23 million since 2000.

·         Graduates from AIT have been very successful in progressing to further studies and obtaining relevant employment.

·         Athlone is located right in the centre of the country. It is easily accessible and is approximately an 80-minute journey from the capital city, Dublin and airport.

·         Athlone offers quality, excellent value accommodation. The cost of living is lower than in the capital city.






Karl Turley

Asia Pacific Co-ordinator

Athlone Institute of Technology

Shanghai Office


Address:   Suite 728, Shanghai Center, No. 1376,

   Nanjing Road (West),

   Shanghai, China.


Tel: +86(0)21-62798829 (Ext) 8842

Fax: +86(0)21-62798849




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