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Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT), formerly the Regional Technical College, Letterkenny is a third level institution serving County Donegal and the north-west of Ireland. It is currently one of the largest third level institution’s anywhere in Ulster.

The Institute is one of only two institutes in Ireland to offer degrees approved by the King's Inns. The courses are offered at levels 6 through to level 10 on the NQAI framework. The range of study areas available at LYIT includes: Business Studies, Law & Humanities, Design & Creative Media, Civil Engineering & Construction, Electronic & Mechanical Engineering, Computing, Nursing & Health Studies, Science, Gastronomy & Culinary Arts, and Hospitality & Tourism.

Specialist courses that may be found in LYIT include the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Fire Safety Technology which is the only one of its kind in Ireland. Other specialist degrees also include Bachelor of Science (Hons) In Analytical and Forensic Science.

LYIT is a lively and inspirational place that attracts a creative mix of 3,000 students both from the local area and from 31 different countries. Its modern integrated campuses in Letterkenny and Killybegs encourage strong academic learning and career-focused practical experience.

The Institute has excellent facilities in all departments, such as a suite of graphic design studios, state-of-the-art nursing resources, special purpose laboratories, training kitchens and restaurant, and an on-campus business development centre, CoLab, to support spin-off enterprises. Its multi-purpose centre, An Dánlann, houses the Institute’s excellent sport and recreational facilities in addition to its medical centre, counselling service, careers office and chaplaincies.

Part of LYIT’s mission is to help raise the economic prospects of the young people who study with it and by doing so, the prosperity of the wider communities into which they will graduate. Thus every course it offers teaches the latest knowledge and skills that employers demand. As part of this, the Institute is involved in many cross-border programmes and is currently fostering a strategic alliance with the University of Ulster.

In 2007, LYIT came second along with IT Tallaght to GMIT in The Sunday Times University Guide 2007.