In 2011, the Hunt Report proposed the introduction of Technological Universities as part of the Higher Education eco-system in Ireland. In response, DIT, IT Blanchardstown (ITB) and IT Tallaght (ITT) created the TU for Dublin Alliance and committed to jointly establishing a Technological University for Dublin.
The Presidents’ Group of the Alliance is made up of Professor Brian Norton (DIT), Dr Diarmuid O’Callaghan (ITB) and Mr Thomas Stone (ITT).
The TU4Dublin Programme Leader is Dr Mary Meaney (seconded from her post as President of ITB). In addtion to Dr Mary Meaney, the Programne Team comprises:
Yvonne Cooke, Project Facilitator
Louise Dowling, Project Facilitator
Olivia Edge, Project Facilitator
Jennifer Farrell, Project Facilitator
Aideen Gurrin, Project Facilitator
Dr David Irwin, Project Facilitator
Joanne Lumley, Project Facilitator
Pat O'Donnell, Project Facilitator
In addition there is a Communications Team comprising Emer O'Kelly (TU4Dublin), Melda Slattery (DIT), Mairead Murphy (ITB) and Adrian Payne (ITT).
Building on our respective histories and distinctive strengths, the objective is to combine our ideas and resources to create an incomparable institution of higher learning for the Greater Dublin Region, offering wide-ranging opportunities to learners and collaborating with civic, academic and industry partners.
The Technological University will be developed on three campuses at Grangegorman, Blanchardstown and Tallaght.
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Dublin Institute of Technology
DIT has been a leader in technological education in Dublin for over 130 years. With 20,000 students, DIT is one of Ireland’s largest and most innovative institutions offering career-focused programmes and research opportunities - including Apprenticeship and Higher Certificate to PhD - in Arts & Tourism, Business & Management, Engineering & Built Environment, Sciences & Health.
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown
IT Blanchardstown is located on a modern 56 acre campus in North County Dublin - one of the key industrial, commercial, retail and pharmaceutical hubs in Ireland. Founded in 1999, ITB has been pursuing its mission of making education accessible to a diversity of learners with a focus is on a relevant, vibrant curriculum, innovative teaching and excellent student supports.
Institute of Technology Tallaght
IT Tallaght is located in South County Dublin. The Institute caters for a student population of 5,700 and offers a wide range of programmes from Higher Certificate, Ordinary Degree and Honours Degree to Masters Degree and Doctoral level in Science, Computing, Engineering, Business and the Humanities. Courses are provided in a variety of delivery modes, including full-time, part-time, distance, in-company and work-based learning.