The Institute of Technology, Tralee and Cork Institute of Technology are merging
to create the Munster Technological University (MTU).
MTU will be a flagship University, leading and defining what it means to be a
technological university. At its core it will be wholly responsive to its client groups
in relation to all aspects of its organisation and especially through its three key
pillars of activity: education; research and engagement. MTU sees these as an
interrelated set of activities that will collectively make a significant contribution to
individuals, communities and regional/national development.
This is an exciting time for higher education institutes. The creation of
Technological Universities in Ireland is the first such prospect since 1989. The
MTU project has progressed to the final stage of the process towards
Technological University Designation.
2.2 Contract Brief
At this stage of the process we wish to review and audit our planning in respect of
the MTU project. Drawing on best practice in the area of mergers and in particular
mergers in higher education, we are seeking to conduct a review of the MTU
Programme and Project to determine its suitability and to identify areas of
We require a detailed review which will evaluate the components of the MTU
• Programme structure (incl governance, management, etc.).
• Programme resourcing.
• Programme planning, implementation and management methodologies.
• Programme plan.
• Programme costs.