IT Tralee has successfully built a strong research capability with a distinctive multidisciplinary approach that has earned the Institute an international reputation. The Institute has prioritised research areas that align with Irish and European research priority areas (Irish Government's National Research Priority Areas 2018 to 2023 and European Commission's Strategy on Research and Innovation).
Linked to our three schools, IT Tralee hosts three research centres of scale Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre (Shannon ABC) and the IMaR Research Centre (both co-funded under the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway programme), and the UNESCO Chair research centre in the area of 'Transforming the Lives of People with Disabilities, their Families and Communities, through Physical Education, Sport, Recreation and Fitness'. In addition, across our three schools, a number of research groups exist e.g. the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (CEED) and the Irish Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (IAHT). New research groups and alliances are emerging where staff are working jointly together across departments and schools and developing advanced competencies in multidisciplinary areas of research. Our research successes to date are attributed to the talents and efforts of our dynamic research community and the strengths of their collaborations and alliances with leading international universities, research institutes, and industrial and societal partners.
Subject areas available for master and PhD research degrees are usually determined by the current research activities of the particular school or department. If you are interested in pursuing a postgraduate education through research at IT Tralee please contact the relevant Head of Department or the Head of Research for further information.