Maynooth University has today welcomed a capital grant of €25 million from Government for a major new building project to support the University’s rapidly growing student population.
The Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh, TD, and the Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today announced a €25 million contribution from the Higher Education Strategic Infrastructure Fund (HESIF), which will, along with €32 million in university and EIB funds, deliver a landmark €57 million campus project.
The project comprises a new 10,554 m2 academic building, to open in late 2020. This forms part of a wider plan to modernise and expand a further 5,670 m2 of the existing Arts and Sciences buildings for completion by 2021.
Speaking today, President of Maynooth University, Professor Philip Nolan said, "This infrastructural project will further support Maynooth University’s research and innovation in areas vital to economic, social and environmental challenges, including climate science, environmental science, artificial intelligence, regional and urban planning, smart cities, the future of work, as well as services innovation, public policy and social change."
He added, "We welcome this important announcement from Government and its recognition of the important role Maynooth University plays in these areas of national and international significance.”