Students walking on concourse at ATU Sligo

About ATU

Welcome to Atlantic Technological University (ATU)


Atlantic Technological University (ATU) is one of the largest multi-campus universities on the island, serving a diverse group of learners, staff, communities and organisations from our region and further afield.

We offer a rich combination of academic and research excellence, quality of life and opportunity – all of which can be experienced in the most beautiful part of Ireland. 

Atlantic TU will have the critical mass and academic depth to attract, educate, nurture and retain talent in the west, north-west and cross-border region.

Our collaborative approach ensures that we deliver practice-orientated study, and research that seeks to address the major challenges facing society and the world. 

As a northern and western multi-campus technological university, we are dedicated to enabling sustainable economic, social and cultural development; connected to our region and with a mindset that reaches far beyond it.

As a TU of scale, quality and impact, the University will have greater capacity for collaboration with international partners and ATU graduates will have excellent employment potential nationally and internationally.

The future is here.

Why Study at Atlantic Technological University (ATU)

ATU Sligo computing students in lab

Collaborative Strength

Students at Atlantic TU will join a student population of over 20,000 learners, spanning 600+ academic programmes from pre-degree to doctoral level. ATU’s strength lies in our collaborative ethos, realising our shared goals by elevating and championing success. 

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Academic Excellence

Atlantic TU offers a new higher educational experience. Building on the foundations of applied learning, our university will grow through research informed teaching. We will empower learners to realise their full potential, developing responsible citizens, critical thinkers, innovators and problem solvers equipped for life-long learning.

ATU Galway City Science student at work in lab

Research, Engagement & Innovation

ATU will continue our proud tradition of industry engagement, through collaborative research and providing courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels that meet employers’ skills requirements. As the leading educational institution in the region, our students, staff and communities will be intrinsically linked to regional employers, building sustainable employment opportunities, and driving growth in the west and north-west. 

ATU Letterkenny business students in class

Global Opportunities

At ATU, students will develop as global citizens, recognising and building awareness of the opportunities and roles we play in developing sustainable global economies. From collaborative international research to overseas study and work placement opportunities, ATU students will be part of a global community with a mindset that reaches far beyond our shores. 

Fish sculpture on ATU Sligo campus