A. Technological Universities are an established feature in many international education systems, particularly in Europe, Australia and Canada. Whilst they may vary in their characteristics, they generally share a focus on the preparation of students for the world of work with a particuar focus on the role of technology in all its aspects.
A. Following the publication of the National Strategy for Higher Education in 2011, a framework for reform within the Irish Higher Educational landscape was established. Included in this framework is a new type of university for Ireland – a technological university. As a result DIT, ITB and ITT created the Technological University for Dublin Alliance committed to establishing a Technological University for Dublin. Since then, staff and students from the three institutions have been working together to craft a framework which will enable us to join forces under one banner.
A. The establishment of the Technological University for Dublin is dependent on the passing of legislation which was paused with the dissolution of the 31st Dáil last year. We believe that the legislation will progress this year and in the meantime, staff and students from the three institutions are continuing to work together to develop a framework which will enable us to join forces under one banner.
A. We have successfully completed stages 1 to 3 in a 4 stage process. Staff and students from the three institutions are now working on this fourth and final stage.
A. The name of the Technological University has not yet been chosen.
A. The creation of the Technological University is dependent on the passing of legislation so we will continue to keep our students notified of updates as of and when they occur.
A. No. We will be maintaining our three campuses at Grangegorman, Tallaght and Blanchardstown.
A. Arrangements are in place to allow students of the three institutions have access to all library services and we are currently working towards students having access to all facilities across the three campus.
A. When the Technological University is established we will be clearly stating that it is the legal entity replacing the former Institutes i.e. DIT, ITB, and ITT. Parchments will not be re-issued. However it is not uncommon for higher education institutions to merge and/or change names so employers and HR professionals are used to dealing with parchments from institutions with updated names.
A. When the Technological University has been established the three Institutes will agree a suitable wording for graduates to use on their CVs and professional profiles to ensure that their degree and its authenticity is clearly demonstrated.
A. The creation of the Technological University is dependent on legislation which has not yet been passed therefore current applications should be made to DIT, ITB, and ITT as appropriate until formal designation of TU.
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