TSSG basic researchers are pleased to announce that we have been awarded €6.5 Million in funding from the Programme for Third Level Institutions (PRTLI) Cycle 4 under the Higher Education Authority (HEA). This award is in two sections:

  • Recurrent: €3.1 Million for a TSSG led basic research programme “Serving Society: ” with Irish academic partners in NUI Maynooth (The Hamilton Institute and the Dept. of Sociology) and UL (The Interaction Design Centre), and external links to a number of international universities.
  • Capital: €3.4 Million for a new integrated research building in WIT’s West Campus in Carriganore with new space dedicated to the TSSG’s expansion.

The formal announcement of this success was made by Minister Mary Hanafin at the start of this month.   The TSSG look forward to working with our partners to produce some real contributions to knowledge with a focus on how to realise future communications services and infrastructure that reflect changing individual and societal preferences, and that can be effectively managed to ensure delivery of critical services.

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    The TSSG also won a substantial recurrent and capital award in the previous Cycle 3 (2002-2006), which funded the M-Zones programme and contributed to our the costs of building our current building that was officially opened by An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern in October 2006.