Thurles has access to 160,000 third-level students, 72,700 of whom specialise in pharmaceutical and molecular biotechnology research, applied materials, creative multimedia and much more.
The district is central to all third and fourth level institutions in Munster;
• Limerick Institute of Technology, Tipperary Campus in Clonmel and Thurles. Shannon ABC (Applied
• Waterford Institute of Technology PMBRC (Pharmaceutical and Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre) and SEAM (South East Applied Materials)
• University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology also have a number of industry research centres institutes such as Tyndall National Institute, APC, Nimbus (CIT), while the University of Limerick houses the Kemmy Business School, and LERO centre (software development)
And there are over 11,000 learners engaged in further
education and training;
• The Tipperary Education and Training Board operate
programmes at levels 4-5 in the towns of Thurles, Roscrea
• Over 400 apprentices via 250 employees in the county.
• All ETB courses at levels 4-6 incorporate work placement
• The Garda Training College in Templemore – the national
centre for police training, development and education
within the Irish State