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Old Isle of Man Nunnery transformed into new IT campus

The Nunnery building was previously a monastry dating between 1187-1226 Photo: IOM Government

The old grounds of a monastery has been transformed into a new IT campus on the Isle of Man.

The IT and Education Campus welcomed future tech gurus to The Nunnery site in Douglas this week.

Partnered between University College Isle of Man (UCM) and International Centre for Technology Ltd, the campus is potentially the first section of an IT business park.

UCM is offering degree courses in various different platforms, which reflects the island's thriving IT sector - particularly in e-gaming.

Leading Manx IT companies attended the open day, including Pokerstars, Manx Telecom and Playfusion Credit: IOM Government

The Isle of Man has world-leading IT infrastructure and e-business now represents 25% of the Island’s GDP. By launching the IT and Education Campus, we are directly nurturing the continued growth of the sector and developing its future workforce.

– Phillip Vermeulen, International Centre Technology