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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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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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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The biggest higher education development in the history of the state set to happen in DIT

Posted in Governance and administration on April 18th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The biggest higher education development in the State’s history will transform Dublin’s North inner-city for DIT student’s, however, while current students welcome the transformation, many locals fear it. Over the coming years, more than 20,000 students will be based at Dublin Institute of Technologies new Grangegorman campus …” (more)

[Colleen Brady, The College View, 18 April]

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DIT’s new campus: ‘This is all about connections and making it work’

Posted in Governance and administration on April 7th, 2018 by steve

“On a chilly midweek afternoon, the new Grangegorman campus feels a little empty and windswept. ‘It’s quiet – I guess it will be much better when people live here’, says Alexandra Klimczak (20), a photography student, sitting on a bench and taking a break between lectures. ‘At least you can focus in the library, though’ …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 7 April]

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Construction work to begin on the new DIT Grangegorman campus this week

Posted in Governance and administration on March 28th, 2018 by steve

“Major construction work starts this week on the new Grangegorman campus for Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). The building of its two main teaching blocks, under a public-private partnership (PPP), was delayed by a failed legal challenge from an under-bidder for the contract. The go-ahead for the development was announced today and it is expected to be ready for half of DIT students by September 2020 …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 28 March]

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Government delivers Major PPP Investment in DIT Grangegorman Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on March 28th, 2018 by steve

“The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, and the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD today welcomed the signing of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project Agreement which now paves the way for the construction of two flagship new buildings at the DIT campus in Grangegorman, Dublin 7…” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 28 March]

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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 brews up industry-backed beer and whiskey degree

Posted in Teaching on September 19th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Ireland’s future brewers and distillers may well arrive with academic qualifications following the launch of a new degree programme at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). The BSc course at the college’s new Grangegorman campus is aimed at helping fulfil the drinks industry’s ambitions of making Ireland a global leader in research, development and innovation …” (more)

[Mark Hilliard, Irish Times, 19 September]

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DCC’s decision on student units defies any logic

Posted in Governance and administration on April 24th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A couple of weeks ago, Dublin City Council sent back two planning applications for student accommodation near the new DIT Grangegorman campus in Dublin 7. Combined, the two private developments would have added about 1,000 new purpose-built student units. In justifying its decision, the council made two interesting – ok, baffling – points …” (more)

[Ronan Lyons, Independent, 24 April]

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Dublin Institute of Technology: Financial Statement 2013-2014

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on April 8th, 2017 by steve

IrelandSeán Fleming (Laois, Fianna Fail): We are now back in public session. We will continue our discussion with Dublin Institute of Technology and the Grangegorman Development Agency. I apologise for the late start. An issue arose regarding the late submission of financial statements. This applied, to some extent, to the organisations before us …” (more)

[Public Accounts Committee, 6 April]

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Legal action delays new Grangegorman campus until 2019

Posted in Legal issues on April 6th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Work on Dublin Institute of Technology’s (DIT) new campus in Grangegorman has been delayed for two years. A legal challenge by an under-bidder for the €180m-€200m contract, to design and build its two main teaching blocks, means that the big launch won’t happen until September 2019 …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 6 April]

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Council’s ‘Not in my Back Yard’ Stance Over DIT Treats Students as Wind Turbines

Posted in Governance and administration on March 27th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The concerns expressed this week by Dublin City Council regarding two proposed student accommodation developments near the Dublin Institute of Technology’s (DIT) Grangegorman campus are disappointing and troubling for students. The council seems less than enthusiastic about two planned developments on Prussia St and the North Circular Road which would house between them almost 1,000 students …” (more)

[University Times, 26 March]

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Dublin City Council orders redesign of DIT Grangegorman student accommodation

Posted in Governance and administration on March 24th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Development plans to increase student accommodation near the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) Grangegorman campus have been criticised by Dublin City Council (DCC). The council has rejected two development plans and requested their redesign, arguing they could cause disruption for residents and commuters in the area …” (more)

[Conn de Barra, Trinity News, 23 March]

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Dublin planners raise concerns over DIT student digs

Posted in Governance and administration on March 20th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Dublin City Council has raised ‘serious concerns’ about the potential overconcentration of student accommodation surrounding the new DIT Grangegorman campus. Council planners have sent two major schemes, which would provide housing for almost 1,000 students within a few minutes’ walk of the campus …” (more)

[Olivia Kelly, Irish Times, 20 March]

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Greenway Hub at DIT Grangegorman launched

Posted in Governance and administration on March 3rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Delivered by BAM as a design and build project, the Greenway Hub at DIT Grangegorman is a 2,400m² hi-tech hub providing a range of research laboratories and facilities for the Environmental Sustainability and Health Institute (ESHI) …” (more)

[Irish Building Magazine, 3 March]

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New research hub is first new DIT Grangegorman building

Posted in Governance and administration on March 1st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The first new building to be constructed on the Dublin Institute of Technology Grangegorman campus has been opened. The Greenway Hub will be home to the institution’s postgraduate researchers as well as those commercialising their research and growing spin-out companies …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 1 March]

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