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Cork City Council hosts Civic Reception honouring Business Studies achievements at Cork Institute of Technology

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Michael Ahern, and Cork City Council hosted a Civic Reception in the Council Chamber honouring the Business Studies faculty at Cork Institute of Technology on 20th February 2007.

The Lord Mayor began by telling the invited audience the origins of how the School became part of the new structure at C.I.T. (then Cork RTC).

"The Engineering and Science Schools had existed side by side in the old Crawford Municipal Technical Institute. The school of business was a new addition to the very fine schools that had been transferred from that institution to set up the Cork Institute of Technology. As such it was somewhat of an outsider in that all of its Management and Lecturing Staff had no previous bonding and they perceived themselves and possibly were perceived as outsiders with no history of achievement unlike the other two schools."

The Lord Mayor went on to pay tribute to the tenacity and dedication of all involved in achieving much in the past 33 years.

"At the outset you set about recruiting students for your very new two year certificate courses. You have been particularly successful at this as you now have over 1,400 full time and 2,000 part time students studying on your courses. The demand for your courses and the subsequent competition for entry on your courses is such that despite providing massive increases in the numbers of places available to students your entry points have remained at a high level throughout the years. That you now have 8 degree programmes and one masters programme currently running is testament to how far your courses have advanced in scope and to higher and higher levels.

I thank you for your contribution to making Cork the learning city and I thank you for your continued good work and of course for your attendance here".

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