In 2005 Waterford Chamber commissioned Goodbody Economic Consultants to prepare a report on the Economic Impact of a University of the South East. The report, which recommends that the Waterford Institute of Technology be given full university status, has found the move would generate €96.7 million euro annually for the economy of the South East.
Goodbody Report (1.0 MB)
Executive Summary (135 KB)
In March 2007, Goodbody Economic Consultants prepared an updated version of the 2005 report, based on new relevant data published by the CSO. This shows that the economic position of the South East has continued to deteriorate, with the Region now having the lowest per capita income in the State. These trends are disturbing and serve to reinforce the arguments made in the report regarding the pressing need for a University of the South East. Click on the link below to view this updated report.
Goodbody Report Update - March 2007 (32 KB)