Kilkenny’s Design on TUSE Campus

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

“Kilkenny city’s 10-acre Abbey Quarter site would represent an ideal fit for a School of Design within the new Technological University of the South East (TUSE), in addition to the new National Design Centre which has been mooted in the National Planning Framework …” (more)

[Dermot Keyes, Munster Express, 11 July]

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Technological Universities: Appointment of Presidents

Posted in Governance and administration on July 13th, 2018 by steve

Jan O’Sullivan (Limerick City, Labour): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps he will take to ensure that there will be a transparent initiative to attract international and national candidates of calibre and distinction for the post of president of the new university in view of the expected announcement on the establishment of Ireland’s first technological university; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 12 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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University Status Applications: NCAD and IADT

Posted in Governance and administration on June 21st, 2018 by steve

Micheál Martin (Leader of the Opposition; Cork South Central, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on recent reports regarding the possible merger of the NCAD and IADT to form a creative arts university; if there have been meetings with the HEA on the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 19 June]

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Technological Universities – Munster

Posted in Governance and administration on June 14th, 2018 by steve

Michael McGrath (Cork South Central, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position on the planned technological university for Munster; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 12 June]

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Institutes of Technology

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

Robert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the future options for an institute of technology (details supplied) in view of the fact that mandatory merger is still a requirement for institutes of technology to make an application for university status regardless of meeting all other criteria; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 31 May]

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Technological University for South East on track for September 2019 – Aylward

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 30th, 2018 by steve

“Fianna Fáil TD for Carlow–Kilkenny Bobby Aylward has welcomed a statement from the Higher Education Authority (HEA) of Ireland that they anticipate a technological university status application for the South East by the end of September this year. The information was revealed at yesterday’s meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) following a question by Deputy Aylward …” (more)

[Fianna Fáil, 25 May]

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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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Minister Mitchell O’Connor gives opening address at first Technological Higher Education Association Colloquium in GMIT

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

“Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD, opened the first annual Technological Higher Education Association (THEA) Colloquium in GMIT today (10th of May). The three core themes for the day revolve around a central theme of ‘Engagement’ and it brings together students, agencies, enterprises, further education, policy makers, and the voluntary sector to explore the reality of the ‘Engaged Institution’ and how to meet the challenges ahead while working with industry, community, and policy-makers …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 10 May]

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Limerick Institute of Technology sets out stall with five-year strategic plan

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

“Limerick Institute of Technology has launched an ambitious five-year plan aiming to invest €150 million on infrastructure, increase student numbers and position the institute as a Technological University after 2022 …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 10 May]

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AIT remains committed to Technological University status

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

“Speaking at this week’s meeting of the Athlone Municipal District, which took place in the Institute Boardroom at AIT, Professor Ó Catháin told councillors that work to achieve TU status is ongoing, with ‘finding the right dance partner’ being the aim …” (more)

[Athlone Advertiser, 10 May]

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Limerick Institute of Technology to become a Technological University after 2022

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

Ireland“A new five-year plan aims to see Limerick Institute of Technology become a leading Technological University while growing student numbers and maintaining its autonomy. LIT has unveiled a new strategic plan which aims to position the institute to the forefront of the Irish Higher Education system …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 8 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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Technological Universities – Waterford Institute of Technology and Carlow IT

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

David Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the application from Waterford Institute of Technology and Carlow IT to become a technological university; the stage the process is at; the next stages in this regard; if there is a timeframe for designation; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 24 April]

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor hosts information summit on Technological University application process

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

“The Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD today convened an information summit of all the Presidents and Governing Body Chairpersons of institutes of technology involved in consortia working towards technological university designation …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 18 April]

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Q & A with Richard Hayes of WIT

Posted in Governance and administration on April 14th, 2018 by steve

Dermot Keyes (DK): Taoiseach Leo Varadkar made an unexpected comment, I suspect, at the WIT Arena on March 9th when he publicly stated his disappointment with the likelihood that the WIT/IT Carlow bid for Technological University (TU) status will not be the first applicant past the post in this process, and that the Dublin franchise is set to be first home. What did you make of those comments, Richard? …” (more)

[Dermot Keyes, Munster Express, 13 April]

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