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Consisting of a unique diversity of cultures Ireland and Dublin mix century old traditions with the contemporary modernity of a major international city. IBAT College reflects the best of Irish culture and we reserve a very warm welcome to all our international students. Many of our students are from Ireland, but we also attract students from all over the world. In an increasingly global and competitive job market the diversity of nationalities at IBAT College will give you the outlook you need to succeed in the workplace and beyond.

Our world-class teaching facilities, student support services and lectures will provide you with an ideal platform to prosper both personally and professionally. By virtue of studying at IBAT College you will find that your cultural and personal boundaries will expand along with your academic development.

Ireland's Workforce:

  1. Ireland’spublic expenditure on education (per capita) is ranked 8th in the world; just aheadof the UK (9th), France (11th) and the Netherlands (10th) Source: WorldCompetitiveness Yearbook 2010
  2. 45%of people between the age of 25 and 34 in Ireland have a 3rd levelqualification placing Ireland 8th in the World for university education attainment.Source: World Competitiveness Yearbook 2010
  3. Irelandranks 4th globally for the availability of skilled labour Source: WorldCompetitiveness Yearbook 2010
  4. Ireland ranks 4th in the world for displaying culture that is open to new ideas.Source: World Competitiveness Yearbook 2010
  5. Ireland’s labour productivity (GDP (PPP) per person employedper hour, US$) is the 6th highest in the world. Source: World Competitiveness Yearbook 2010
  6. Ireland’s labour market flexibility is ranked 9th in theworld. Source: World Competitiveness Yearbook 2010
  7. Ireland’s human development index is the 5th highest in theworld and Ireland is ranked 15th in the world for life expectancy at birth(life expectancy at birth in Ireland is 80 up from 78 in 2004. At 83, Japan hasthe highest life expectancy) Source: World Competitiveness Yearbook 2010
  8. Ireland is regaining its cost competitiveness relative toour main competitor countries. In 2010 prices fell by 1.5%, unit labour costsfell by 5.5%, while labour productivity grew by 4%. Source: European CommissionReport on Economic Adjustment Programme for Ireland (February 2011)

Business Regulation:

  1. Ireland is ranked 8th for ease of doing business Source:The World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index 2009
  2. There are 4 start-up procedures required to register abusiness in Ireland; this is similar to the number in the US (3.5) andsignificantly less onerous than the EU average (6). It takes 13 days to start a business in Ireland. Source: The World Bank
  3. Ireland ranks 1st in the world for having a corporation taxthat does not discourage entrepreneurial activity. Source: WorldCompetitiveness Yearbook 2010


  1. Ireland’s dynamic Research Development & Innovationsector is driven by an exceptional level of collaboration between industry,academia, government agencies and regulatory authorities.
  2. Gross expenditure on R&D in Ireland (government,academic and industry spend) was 1.4% of GDP in 2008; Ireland is committed toincreasing R&D spend across the economy to 2.1% of GDP by 2013. Source:OECD: Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2010 pg 190
  3. 50% of all enterprises in Ireland are engaged in innovationactivity placing Ireland 7th across the EU (EU average 39%) Source: CommunityInnovation Survey 2008
  4. Since the launch of the Strategy for Science, Technologyand Innovation 2006 – 2013, Irish-Owned Business expenditure has increased by33%. (€390m to €520m in nominal terms). (In other words) Irish-owned businessesspend over half a billion on R&D annually. Source: BERD 2007/2008 Survey
  5. 8% of companies in Ireland collaborate internationally onInnovation annually; similar to Denmark and above the numbers for theNetherlands, the UK and New Zealand. Source: OECD: Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2010 pg 190

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