A. In 2011, the National Strategy for Higher Education , proposed the introduction of Technological Universities as part of the Higher Education eco-system in Ireland.  In response, DIT, IT Blanchardstown and IT Tallaght created the Technological University for Dublin Alliance and since then, the three institutions have been working together with the objective of creating the kind of University that we believe can have a significant impact, creating new impetus for our practice-led education at all levels from Apprenticeship to PhD and equipping graduates to build exciting and fulfilling careers. 

A. We like to describe the new University as the place where the arts, business, science and technology converge. Technological Universities are already 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.e like to describe the new University as the place where the arts, business, science and technology converge. Technological Universities are already 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.We like to describe the new University as the place where the arts, business, science and technology converge. Technological Universities are already 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.We like to describe the new University as the place where the arts, business, science and technology converge. Technological Universities are already 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.We like to describe the new University as the place where the arts, business, science and technology converge. Technological Universities are already 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. The new University will be called Technological University Dublin and will be known as TU Dublin. 

A. Based on the announcement by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on 17 July 2018 we expect to be officially designated in January 2019 and we expect that the first graduates of the new University to be conferred with their awards in 2019. 

For further on our progress information check out our Project Timeline.

A. DIT, IT Blanchardstown and IT Tallaght will make offers through the CAO next month.  Prospective students should accept this offer in the usual way and register as a DIT, IT Blanchardstown or IT Tallaght student.  Once we are officially designated in January 2019, all DIT, IT Blanchardstown and IT Tallaght students will be automatically registered as students of the new University.

A. For entry in September 2019, DIT, IT Blanchardstown and IT Tallaght courses will appear under their usual codes on the CAO handbook and website.  Prospective students should apply in the normal manner for the DIT / IT Blanchardstown / IT Tallaght courses that they are interested in and if successful an offer will be made through the CAO.

A. The new University will be developed on three campus locations - Grangegorman, Blanchardstown and Tallaght.

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 2020.

A. Arrangements are already in place to allow students of DIT, IT Blanchardstown and IT Tallaght have access to all library services. We are currently working towards students having access to all facilities across the three campuses.

A. If you successfully complete your final exams this summer or autumn, you will receive your award from the Institute in which you are currently studying. This award will be approved by that Institution’s Academic Council.

We expect to be officially designated in January 2019 and we expect the first graduates of the new University will be conferred with their awards in 2019.

A. Once established, the new University will clearly state that it is the legal entity replacing the former Institutes i.e. DIT, IT Blanchardstown, and IT Tallaght. 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. The new University will agree a suitable wording for graduates of the three institutes to use on their CVs and professional profiles to ensure that their degree and its authenticity is clearly demonstrated. 

A. As a Public Body the new University will comply with the requirements of the Official Languages Act 2003. The aim of the Act is to promote the use of Irish in public affairs and to ensure the use of Irish by Public Bodies when communicating with the public and/or providing services to the public.

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

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