Munster Technological University

Munster Technological University (MTU) is a multi-campus technological university in Ireland, contributing to the region through the provision of academic programmes that support student development and opportunities, education and research. It has an extensive and impressive regional footprint with six campuses across the South-West region in Cork and Kerry, and a student body of 18,000. 

MTU provides education and research opportunities for career-focused learners and is a centre of excellence in education, research and engagement for career-focused learners seeking enterprise and community-ready qualifications and experiences. The entrepreneurial focus of the university will open a world of opportunities for its stakeholders. 

MTU has an extensive regional footprint with six campuses across the South West region providing programmes and delivering leading research with multi-disciplinary, industry-focused research with national and international partners.

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Helena Mcmahon

Helena Mcmahon is Head of the Department for International Medical and Pharmacy Commencement at Munster Technological University. 

Contact: helena.mcmahon[at]

Bríd McElligott

Bríd McElligott

Bríd McElligott is the Vice-President for Research, Development & External Engagement at Munster Technological University (Kerry Campus). Since joining what was IT Tralee in 1996, McElligott has assumed a number of roles in the areas of lecturing and management. Her current portfolio includes research; national and international student recruitment; lifelong learning; foundation; EDI; campus development and external engagement. She has extensive experience in the area of innovation and enterprise development and the management of the Tom Crean Business Incubation Centre, based at the MTU Kerry Campus, lies within her portfolio. The Centre is home to over thirty companies, including the Enterprise Ireland funded New Frontiers Programme. Within the MTU Kerry Campus Bríd McElligott is also the Vice President responsible for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and the Kerry Campus EDI Unit is located in the VPRDEE Office. Bríd McElligott is a strong advocate of the PPP model and has been actively engaged in such partnerships for a number of years, assisting in the delivery of a number of large-scale projects to the region. Prior to her academic career she had extensive experience in the private sector and has a strong track record of community activism in the areas of sport and various NGO’s.

Contact: brid.mcelligott[at]

Last modified: 2021-11-18