On 15 February, ITB was delighted to welcome An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar as Guest of Honour on campus. The event highlighted the significant achievements an developments on this capus as we transform into a Technological University for Dublin and celebrated our relationship with our partners in Canada.
Launched at the event was the Centre for Higher Education Research, Policy & Practice (CHERPP). The Centre was established as the result of an international partnership between our TU4Dublin Alliance Partners DIT and IT Tallaght and our Canadian partners the University of Ontario and Durham College. Located on the ITB campus grounds, the Centre will promote international and cross-cultural research on higher education by enabling academic staff from both countries to work on joint projects.
Simultaneously, the TU4Dublin Alliance Partners also announced that a partnership with the Centre for University Design at the National Disability Authority, the UOIT and Durham College, who will host the Universal Design & Higher Education in Transformatjon Congress (UDHEIT2018) at Dublin Castle from 30 October to 02 November 2018. This four day event will bring key experts together from industry, education, government and non-government organisation sectors to share experiences and knowlege in design, diversity and education. The underpinning theme for this event is the transformation of our world through diversity, design and education.
A key part of the event included an exhibition of student work which was a fantastic showcase of the spectrum and diversity of each of our academic departments.