DkIT staff raise concerns over Technological University status as only one potential partner remains

Posted in Governance and administration on November 24th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Concerns have been raised by Dundalk IT staff over the college’s goal to reach Technological University status in the near future, with almost all other Institutes of Technology already having formed TU consortiums …” (more)

[Tadgh McNally, Dundalk Democrat, 23 November]

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Plans for Dun Laoghaire student accommodation meet with widespread opposition

Posted in Governance and administration on November 18th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A proposed 276 unit student accommodation building in Dun Laoghaire has been opposed by locals, a nearby nursing home, An Taisce, and received criticism from IADTSU. The six-story building is intended as student accommodation for the Institute of Art, Design and Technology …” (more)

[Jamie McCarron, The College View, 18 November]

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Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology

Posted in Governance and administration on July 1st, 2021 by steve

IrelandRichard Boyd Barrett (Dún Laoghaire, People Before Profit Alliance): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department and the Higher Education Authority will assist and support Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology as the last remaining institute of technology to join the Technological University through a section 38 of the Technological Universities Act 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 29 June]

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Minister Harris announces €10 million project with UCD, IADT and NCAD

Posted in Governance and administration on October 8th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Minister Harris announced on Monday that the Creative Futures Academy – a joint project between UCD, IADT and NCAD – would receive €10 million in funding under the Human Capital Initiative …” (more)

[Iseult O’Callaghan, College Tribune, 8 October]

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Third-Level Institutions Band Together For Freshers’ Week Online Concert

Posted in Governance and administration on August 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Entertainment Officers of Trinity College Dublin, Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin), University College Dublin (UCD), Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) and Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) have banded together to produce an online concert in aid of Jigsaw – an organisation working to support the mental health of young people …” (more)

[Mairead Maguire, University Times, 26 August]

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Six New College Buildings is Music to the Ears of Third-Level’s Stakeholders

Posted in Governance and administration on August 24th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Higher Education Minister Simon Harris had some good news this week for higher education’s big stakeholders, after announcing the tender for six new higher education buildings across the country. The new buildings – which are part of Project Ireland 2040 – will be built in Cork IT, IT Tralee, Technological University Dublin, Athlone IT and IADT, and are expected to allow an additional 8,000 students to enrol in higher education …” (more)

[University Times, 23 August]

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Tender process for six higher education buildings due ‘immediately’

Posted in Governance and administration on August 18th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“A programme for the construction of six higher education buildings has progressed and will go out to tender ‘immediately’, the Department of Higher Education has said. Under Project Ireland 2040, the Government has pledged to deliver 11 higher education buildings across the country, which will facilitate an additional 8,000 student places upon completion …” (more)

[Shauna Bowers, Irish Times, 18 August]

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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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NCAD and IADT merger recommended in new plan

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

“The creation of a new ‘university of creative arts’ from the merger of the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and the Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) is proposed in a report to be published later this year. The aim is to boost collaboration across the creative arts in higher education and enhance the sector’s potential to attract lucrative research funding …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 11 June]

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Graduates must bridge divide between arts and science

Posted in Governance and administration on June 4th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“When I recently attended the project showcase by graduates in technology and psychology at the Institute for Art, Design and Technology (IADT), in Dún Laoghaire, I got an unexpected chuckle …” (more)

[Karlin Lillington, Irish Times, 4 June]

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Technological Universities: Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology

Posted in Governance and administration on December 5th, 2014 by steve

IrelandJoe Higgins (Dublin West, Socialist Party): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her views on the decision of Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology not to participate in the proposed new technological university with other institutes of technology in Dublin; and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 4 December]

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Higher Education Institutions – Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology – merger

Posted in Governance and administration on January 30th, 2014 by steve

Deputy Joe Higgins asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide information on the reasons Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology is not participating in the current higher education restructuring discussions with Tallaght and Blanchardstown institutes of technology and DIT; his views on the future of Dun Laoghaire institute in the overall scheme of higher education restructuring …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 28 January]

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Higher Education Institutions – Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology

Posted in Governance and administration on January 30th, 2014 by steve

Deputy Joe Higgins asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will guarantee that Dun Laoghaire institute will not be privatised; his views on private funding interests for the Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 28 January]

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UCD and art college join forces

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

“Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology (IADT) and University College Dublin (UCD) have signed a deal to build a strategic alliance …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 18 June]

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NUIG is latest university to call in debt collectors over unpaid fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 29th, 2013 by steve

“Another Irish university is hiring debt collectors to tackle the growing problem of unpaid student fees …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly and Barry Duggan, Independent, 29 May]

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Colleges are owed millions in unpaid student fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 18th, 2013 by steve

“Universities and institutes of technology across the country are owed millions in unpaid student fees. Several leading institutions have revealed they are owed large sums by both current and former students …” (more)

[Barry Duggan, Independent, 18 February]

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NCAD and UCD in talks over possible merger

Posted in Governance and administration on December 8th, 2012 by steve

“The National College of Art and Design (NCAD) has entered into talks with University College Dublin over the possibility of a merger of the two institutions. If the move goes ahead it would change the status of the art college, the origins of which date back more than 265 years …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 8 December]

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Gilmore out of country as students arrive on his doorstep chanting ‘Out, out, out!’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 20th, 2012 by steve

“The words ‘Eamon Gilmore’ and ‘lucky break’ don’t feature too often in the same sentence in these turbulent times, but the Tanaiste can take a crumb of comfort, from the bakery-full batch of bad news, that he was out of the country yesterday …” (more)

[Independent, 20 November]

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Students in protest at Gilmore’s office

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 20th, 2012 by steve

“More than 500 students opposed to third-level fee increases protested outside Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore’s constituency office in Dún Laoghaire yesterday afternoon …” (more)

[Jason Kennedy, Irish Times, 20 November]

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Students protest outside Tánaiste’s office

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 19th, 2012 by steve

“Over 500 students opposed to third level fee increases protested outside Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore’s constituency office in Dún Laoghaire this afternoon …” (more)

[Jason Kennedy, Irish Times, 19 November]

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