DIT academics criticise institute’s president over merger

Posted in Governance and administration on November 16th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Senior academic staff at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) have accused its president of failing to take seriously their concerns about plans to turn it into a technological university …” (more)

[Ronan McGreevy, Irish Times, 16 November]

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DIT academics protest over process for technical university

Posted in Governance and administration on October 31st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Eighteen senior academics at Dublin Institute of Technology have written to the chairman of the college’s governing body to express dissatisfaction with the process of setting up a new technical university for Dublin. The academics, each a ‘head of school’ at DIT, told the college’s chairman Prof Tom Collins they were taking the ‘unprecedented step’ of writing the letter because they were ‘seriously aggrieved’ with the process …” (more)

[Tim O’Brien, Irish Times, 31 October]

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DIT adds €9m Park House to Grangegorman campus

Posted in Governance and administration on October 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has acquired Park House on Dublin’s North Circular Road with a view to incorporating the 1970s office block into the development of its new €500m campus at Grangegorman. The purchase of the property was confirmed by DIT president Brian Norton in an email sent to all DIT employees last Monday …” (more)

[Ronald Quinlan, Independent, 5 October]

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DIT president ordered to show report on lost €700,000

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on June 22nd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The governing body of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has ordered its president to provide an unpublished report which is highly critical of senior managers for serious failures in financial governance to the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC). The move comes as senior officials from DIT and other third-level colleges appear before the committee Thursday to face allegations that they misled TDs over the way they run their financial affairs …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 22 June]

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Berkeley tragedy

Posted in Life on June 24th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – This week, as the families of the six students lay their children to rest, we are once again struck by the genuine grief and sympathy expressed not just within their home parishes, schools and colleges but by the whole country and by the people of Berkeley, California …” (more)

[Andrew Deeks and others, Irish Times, 24 June]

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TU4 Dublin: what’s it all about?

Posted in Governance and administration on February 5th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Mike Murphy, Programme Coordinator for TU4 Dublin (the name for DIT’s bid to become a technological university) paraphrases President Brian Norton to explain what this new concept is in Irish education …” (more)

[Barry Lennon, The Edition, 4 February]

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Dublin Institute of Technology

Posted in Governance and administration on November 12th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – I agree with the president of the TUI Gerry Quinn (November 10th) about the critical importance of consultation with colleagues in an academic institution. Earlier this year, as one form of consultation in a period of significant change, an independent survey was conducted with more than 2,000 colleagues across DIT …” (more)

[Brian Norton, Irish Times, 12 November]

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Dublin Institute of Technology staff concerned at lack of ‘clear vision’

Posted in Governance and administration on October 27th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“A significant proportion of staff at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has expressed concern about lack of consultation and poor leadership in the college, including the absence of a ‘clear vision’ …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 27 October]

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Ministers Hail New Era for DIT as 1,000 Students begin study at Grangegorman Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on September 9th, 2014 by steve

“Tánaiste Joan Burton, TD, together with Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, TD, Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, TD, and Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Pascal Donohoe, TD, today spoke of their confidence in the continued success of the Dublin Institute of Technology …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 9 September]

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Institutes or tech unis?

Posted in Governance and administration on February 15th, 2014 by steve

“The prospect of re-designating institutes of technology as technological universities has stirred a sense of deja vu among some academics. Ireland’s higher-education sector has a history of branding issues …” (more)

[Cian Traynor, Irish Times, 15 February]

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New DIT campus will redraw Dublin

Posted in Governance and administration on August 19th, 2013 by steve

“Most Dubliners are aware by now that the multi-campus college that is DIT is making its way to a new one-stop-shop in north Dublin. What is less well known is the huge impact that this move is going to have on the city of Dublin …” (more)

[Louise Holden, Irish Times, 19 August]

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Prof Brian Norton reappointed as DIT President

Posted in Governance and administration on April 18th, 2013 by steve

“The governing body of the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has announced the reappointment of Prof Brian Norton as president for a further 10-year term commencing on September 1st …” (more)

[Irish Times, 17 April]

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Technical Advisors appointed to the new DIT Grangegorman Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on January 11th, 2013 by steve

“A team of 40 architects, engineers, quantity surveyors and other specialists met today in Grangegorman to begin the development of detailed technical specifications for two major buildings for the new Dublin Institute of Technology campus …” (more)

[Irish Building Magazine, 11 January]

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DIT begins search for new leader

Posted in Governance and administration on November 10th, 2012 by steve

“Brian Norton’s 10-year-term of office as DIT’s President will end in 2013, the college’s governing body was reminded recently …” (more)

[Barry Lennon, The Edition, 10 November]

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Title fight: Ireland’s institutes make their nominative case

Posted in Governance and administration on October 29th, 2012 by steve

“Long the poor stepchildren of the nation’s higher education system, the Republic of Ireland’s institutes of technology are demanding some respect. After at least 10 years of trying, they may be close to gaining the status of universities – or at least ‘technological universities’ …” (more)

[Jon Marcus, Times Higher Education, 25 October]

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DIT honours Penneys’ founder with new retail centre

Posted in Governance and administration on September 29th, 2012 by steve

“Dublin Institute of Technology is to set up a new centre for retail excellence in honour of the founder of the successful Penneys and Primark chain stores. The Arthur Ryan Retail Centre will be funded by a €1.1m pledge from the Garfield Weston Foundation …” (more)

[Peter Flanagan, Independent, 29 September]

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DIT welcomes Luas Broombridge announcement

Posted in Governance and administration on August 3rd, 2012 by steve

“Today’s announcement from An Bord Pleanála, granting a Railway Order for a new Luas line running from St. Stephen’s Green to Broombridge, will ensure an additional and vital transport link to the new unified DIT campus at Grangegorman and a direct one-stop link to the DIT sports facilities at Broombridge, according to the President of DIT …” (more)

[Dublin Institute of Technology, 3 August]

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Ireland needs, now more than ever, to evolve a new kind of technological university to take us forward

Posted in Governance and administration on February 24th, 2012 by steve

“Globally, as society has evolved, higher education has responded to different needs and many types of university now exist. The debate here in Ireland has also moved beyond there being only one type of university, to the proposed designation of technological universities, where specific criteria are satisfied. It is important that this leads to a transition to a truly new type of university for Ireland …” (more)

[Brian Norton, Irish Times, 24 February]

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Government confirms commitment to DIT Grangegorman

Posted in Governance and administration on November 11th, 2011 by steve

“Following the government announcement at lunchtime today regarding expenditure on capital projects in the forthcoming budget, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has welcomed the confirmation by Minister Howlin that Grangegorman remains a priority project for the government …” (more)

[Dublin Institute of Technology, 10 November]

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Tuition fees: a DIT perspective

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 10th, 2010 by steve

“The Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) is sometimes described as Ireland’s largest higher education institution; whether this description fits depends a little on how you count the students, but it is certainly big by Irish standards …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 10 August]

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