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 particular 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.  In response DIT, ITB and ITT created the Technological University for Dublin Alliance committed to establishing a Technological University for Dublin.   

A. The timeline for the creation of the new university will depend on the passing of the Technological Universities Bill. We believe that there is broad political support for the Bill and a strong likelihood that it will be passed.

A. By 2015 the Alliance had successfully completed three of what was originally a four stage application process. The revised legislation provides for a single-stage application process. Once the legislation passes, we expect to meet the required criteria and plan to submit our application by April 2018.

A. The name of the new university has not yet been chosen – ‘TU4D’ is just a working title - and we have invited staff, students and members of Governing Bodies to put forward their suggestions.

A. The timeline for the creation of the new university is dependent on the passing of the Technological Universities Bill and we will continue to keep students and staff notified of updates as of and when they occur.

A. No. The new university will have three campus at Grangegorman, Blanchardstown and Tallaght.  

At the same time, students from DIT will be moving to the new campus at Grangegorman with programmes currently operating at Cathal Brugha Street, Kevin Street and part of the Rathmines Campus transferring to Grangegorman in 2019.

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 and therefore current applications should be made to DIT, ITB, and ITT as appropriate until formal designation of TU.

A. If you have any additional questions please email us at hello@tu4dublin.ie.

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