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. 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. Based on the announcement by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on 17 July 2018 we expect that the new University will be established in January 2019 and that the first graduates will be conferred with their awards in February 2019. 

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

A. The full name of the new University is Technological University Dublin, and it will be known as TU Dublin and our hashtag is #TUDublin. The name was selected from the many suggestions put forward by the students and staff of DIT, IT Blanchardstown and IT Tallaght. 

A. The student population will be approximately 28,500.

A. The new University will be developed on three main campus: Dublin City Centre - which includes Aungier Street; Bolton Street; Cathal Brugha Street; Grangegorman; Kevin Street; and Rathmines - along with Blanchardstown and Tallaght.

A.  As Ireland's first Technological University, TU Dublin will be the University where the arts; business; science; engineering and technology converge.  Practice-based and research-informed, the new University will connect students, researchers, employers and the wider community. 

A. For entry in September 2019, the new University courses will appear under the DIT (DT), IT Blanchardstown (BN) and IT Tallaght (TA) codes in the CAO handbook and website.  Prospective students should select and apply for their preferred courses through the CAO. Successful students who are offered and accept a place on any course with a DT, BN or TA code will be studying at the new University and all graduates will be conferred with an award from TU Dublin.

Q. Yes it will be clear at the time of application which campus you will be studying at if you accept an offer of a place at the new University.  Programmes currently located at Cathal Brugha Street, Kevin Street and Rathmines campus will transfer to the new Grangegorman campus in September 2020.  It is likely that programmes in the Aungier Street campus will move to Grangegorman in 2021.  

A. Once the new University is officially designated in early 2019, all registered DIT, IT Blanchardstown and IT Tallaght students will automatically be registered as students of the new University.  From then on, all graduates will be conferred with an award from the new University. 

A. The new University will be developed on three main campuses spanning Dublin City -  including Aungier Street, Bolton Street, Cathal Brugha Street, Kevin Street, Rathmines and Grangegorman - Blanchardstown and Tallaght.  

Programmes currently located at Cathal Brugha Street, Kevin Street and Rathmines campus will transfer to the new Grangegorman campus in September 2020.  It is likely that programmes in the Aungier Street campus will move to Grangegorman in 2021, with the Bolton Street transfer taking place at a later stage.

A.  During the initial transition period in 2019, access to services will continue on the same basis as it is now.  Arrangements are already in place to allow students of DIT, IT Blanchardstown and IT Tallaght visit all libraries across our campuses and we are currently working towards students having access to all facilities across the new University campuses. 

A. If you successfully completed your final exams in summer or autumn 2018, 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 that the first graduates of the new University will be conferred with their awards in February 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. Once formally established 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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