Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)
Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), formerly the Regional Technical College, Cork, is an Institute of Technology in Ireland, located in Cork, Ireland opened in 1973. The institute has 17,000 students (both part-time and full-time) in art, business, engineering, music and science disciplines. The main campus is in Bishopstown, Cork.
Cork Institute of Technology comprises two constituent Faculties and three constituent Colleges. The constituent Faculties are Engineering and Science, and Business and Humanities. The constituent colleges are the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, the CIT Cork School of Music and the National Maritime College of Ireland.
Faculties are made up of Schools which in turn comprise two or more academic departments.
The institute has been named as Institute of Technology of the Year in The Sunday Times University Guide for Ireland on numerous occasions, an accolade which it currently holds.
In March 2008 it was announced that the Institute was applying for university status.
At present, CIT has 1,544 staff members of which 1,237 are academic staff. The academic staff consists of 471 permanent whole-time, 112 pro-rata part-time and 654 hourly-paid part-time members. The non-academic staff is composed of technical support, library, administrative and services staff.