South East Technological University (SETU) was recently ranked as the top Institute of Technology in Ireland.


Student Profile

South East Technological University (SETU) is an internationally recognised institution and its investment in innovation, research and development has been unique in the education sector which has been endorsed by numerous accolades and government agencies Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, and others. SETU was recently ranked as the Top Institute of Technology in Ireland.

With 15,000 students and 5,000 graduating annually with a strong focus on STEM, Waterford City Region has a talent pipeline that is broad, deep and exceptionally versatile thanks to a well-coordinated regional skills initiative, excellent schools, colleges and Institute of Technology.


Graduate Profile

SETU’s research expertise in ICT, Advanced Manufacturing and Life Sciences drives innovation and development in these industries in the Waterford City Region.

SETU hosts three technology gateways, a €23m investment by the National Enterprise Agency Enterprise Ireland to create South East Applied Materials (SEAM) Research Centre, Pharmaceutical and Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre (PMBRC), and the TSSG Technology Gateway which is part of the international renowned Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG), with €69.2m in research funding secured by SETU in the last five years.

How we help.
We can provide investment support and advice on doing business in Waterford. We facilitate introductions to economic development agencies, private industry, academia and government.