IT Sligo will be celebrating 50 years in existence in three years time.

And by that time, it’s hoped the institute may be well on its way to becoming an technological university.

In a presentation to a meeting of Sligo County Council yesterday, IT President Brendan McCormack outlined the college’s plans.

He told councillors it had about 4,000 fulltime students, about 2,000 online students and employed about 500 people.

He also spoke about the benefits of becoming a technological university: