Technical university will need additional funding, Richard Bruton told

Posted in Governance and administration on September 20th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Additional funding and acknowledgement of staff concerns will be vital to the success of the country’s first technological university, the Higher Education Authority (HEA) has told Education Minister Richard Bruton. The concerns were raised in a letter supporting the recommendations of a panel of international experts to allow three institutes of technology in Dublin to create the first technological university (TU) …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 20 September]

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Students at Ireland’s Newest University Could Wait a Decade for Their Union

Posted in Governance and administration on September 10th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The process of merging the three students’ unions at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT) and Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) into a single union for the new Technological University Dublin could take 10 years, former union officers have warned …” (more)

[Aisling Marren, University Times, 9 September]

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DITSU Condemns Rising Accommodation Prices

Posted in Governance and administration on September 8th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Dublin Institute of Technology Students’ Union (DITSU) has condemned the rising cost of accommodation in Dublin, refusing to advertise private student complexes online or on campus. In a press statement, DITSU President Pierre Yimbog said …” (more)

[Aisling Marren, University Times, 7 September]

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All but one of 14 institutes of technology have yet to apply for gender equality benchmark

Posted in Governance and administration, Research on September 5th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“All but one of the 14 institutes of technology have yet to submit an application for the gender equality benchmark needed by the end of next year to be eligible for public research funding. Although institutes of technology (ITs) involved in planned mergers to become technological universities (TUs) have a longer timeframe in which to secure the Athena Swan bronze award, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has submitted its application this summer …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 4 September]

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A Technological University is Born

Posted in Governance and administration on August 8th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“… So what can we learn from this new Government initiative. The first lesson is that this was not a red-letter day, in fact it is far from it. On a basic level this is clear to all as the leaked announcement in the Irish papers earlier this week merited only the equivalent of 5 to 6 column inches and the item got approximately 2 minutes on the RTÉ Six O’Clock News yesterday …” (more)

[Foreseeing Academicals, 17 July]

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Varadkar calls on ITs in south-east to ‘re-double’ efforts to be designated a ‘technological university’

Posted in Governance and administration on July 17th, 2018 by steve

“Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has called on two ITs in the south east of the country to ‘redouble’ efforts to be designated a ‘technological university’. Mr Varadkar was joined by three Cabinet colleagues at DIT’s Grangegorman campus to confirm the designation of the country’s first such university …” (more)

[Laura Larkin, Independent, 17 July]

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Dublin colleges to merge into technological university in January

Posted in Governance and administration on July 17th, 2018 by steve

“The State’s first technological university – based on the merger of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), IT Tallaght and IT Blanchardstown – is set to be the country’s biggest third level institution …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 17 July]

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Government Gives Green Light to Ireland’s First Technological University

Posted in Governance and administration on July 17th, 2018 by steve

“The Taoiseach Mr Leo Varadkar TD, the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, the Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe TD and the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, today (17th of July 2018) announced that the application for Technological University status from the TU4Dublin consortium would be granted …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 17 July]

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Approval to be given for Ireland’s first technological university

Posted in Governance and administration on July 17th, 2018 by steve

“Formal approval will be given today for the country’s first technological university. The new university will comprise of a merger between the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), and the Tallaght and Blanchardstown Institutes of Technology …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 17 July]

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New technological university for greater Dublin area to be announced

Posted in Governance and administration on July 16th, 2018 by steve

“The State’s first technological university is set to be announced later this week based on the merger of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), IT Tallaght and IT Blanchardstown. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and a number of Cabinet Ministers are due to make the announcement at an event at DIT’s new campus at Grangegorman …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 16 July]

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Minister for Education and Skills announces vacancies on the Grangegorman Development Agency board

Posted in Governance and administration on July 11th, 2018 by steve

“The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, TD today (11th of July 2018) announced that expressions of interest are being sought from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill vacancies arising on the Board of the Grangegorman Development Agency (GDA). The current term of office of the Board expires on 8 September 2018 and three vacancies will arise at that time …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 11 July]

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First technological university a step closer to reality

Posted in Governance and administration on July 3rd, 2018 by steve

“The likelihood of the first technological university (TU) being established in Dublin should be known by the end of summer. A recommendation by international experts has been submitted by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) in relation to the proposed new institution being formed by a merger of the Dublin, Blanchardstown, and Tallaght institutes of technology …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 3 July]

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Minister Bruton and Mitchell O’Connor welcome TU4Dublin application

Posted in Governance and administration on July 2nd, 2018 by steve

“The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, and the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, today welcomed receipt of the HEA’s report and recommendation on the application from Technological University for Dublin Alliance (TU4Dublin) to seek designation …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 2 July]

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‘Alarming’ shortage of construction and property surveying graduates to meet surging demand in recovering economy

Posted in Governance and administration on June 26th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“There are not enough graduates coming out of college with construction and property surveying degrees to meet the surge in demand in the recovering economy. There will be a shortage of between 2,000 and 4,000 of these professionals over the next four years, according to a report by Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 26 June]

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DIT could have university status before the end of 2018

Posted in Governance and administration on May 16th, 2018 by steve

“DIT could have university status before the end of 2018 after President Michael D Higgins signed the Technological Universities Act 2018 into law last month. The law will see DIT merged with the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) and the Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT) to create Ireland’s first Technological University, which has been described as a “new era” for higher education …” (more)

[John Patrick Kierans, The Edition, 15 May]

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Price drop for DIT-owned college off O’Connell Street

Posted in Governance and administration on May 16th, 2018 by steve

“The Dublin Institute of Technology has dropped the asking price to €12 million-plus for a high-profile college adjoining the Gresham Hotel in Dublin’s O’Connell Street, which will be offered for sale in two lots. WK Nowlan Real Estate Advisers originally sought in excess of €15 million for the Cathal Brugha Street and Marlborough Street buildings in March 2016, but withdrew them from the market because of uncertainty over a date for vacant possession …” (more)

[Irish Times, 16 May]

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Institutes in joint bid to claim status as first tech university

Posted in Governance and administration on May 1st, 2018 by steve

“Three Dublin institutes of technology have applied to become Ireland’s first technological university – with campuses in Grangegorman, Blanchardstown and Tallaght. If approved, the new-style university will cover the spectrum from apprenticeships to PhDs …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 1 May]

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Ministers turn sod on €220m building project in DIT Grangegorman

Posted in Governance and administration on April 30th, 2018 by steve

“Ministers Bruton, Donohoe and Mitchell O’Connor announce construction is to begin on €220m building project for DIT at Grangegorman. 10,000 students and 600 staff to be accommodated on 52,000m² development …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 30 April]

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DIT Launches ‘Historic’ Expansion

Posted in Governance and administration on April 30th, 2018 by steve

“Crowds gathered at Grangegorman today as government ministers, staff and students came together to mark the next stage of Dublin Institute of Technology’s (DIT) historic expansion, as technological university status looms. Speaking at DIT today, Minister for Education Richard Bruton called the €220 million project ‘the greatest investment we have made in many years in higher education’ …” (more)

[Ciannait Khan, University Times, 30 April]

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Three Dublin ITs submit application to become Ireland’s first technological university

Posted in Governance and administration on April 30th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Three Dublin institutes of technology have submitted an application to become Ireland’s first technological university – with campuses in Grangegorman, Blanchardstown and Tallaght. The Technological University for Dublin Alliance (TU4Dublin) is made up of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and Institute of Technology Tallaght …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 30 April]

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