Archive for DIT

Dublin’s edgy new School of Rock

Posted in teaching with tags on 8 March 2011 by Steve

“A new wave of sound is poised to flow from Dublin. Next September, budding musicians, producers, and promoters will begin an innovative degree course in Commercial Modern Music, run by the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) at the Dublin Institute of Technology …” (more)

[Peter McGuire, Irish Times, 8 March]

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Teachers still top of class for 31st Dail representation

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 1 March 2011 by Steve

“… The Dail will have two college lecturers – Fianna Fail TD Niall Collins, who is a former lecturer at the Limerick Institute of Technology, and Joan Burton from DIT …” (more)

[Patricia McDonagh, Independent, 1 March]

Signing up for the school of rock

Posted in teaching with tags , on 15 February 2011 by Steve

“It may take parents a while to tune in to the idea, but Ireland’s latest degree course will be music to the ears of every budding rock ‘n’ roll musician. The UK’s leading rock school is opening a college in Dublin in September, backed by Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) …” (more)

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[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 15 February]

Bat scan at Grangegorman site costs €5,000

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 24 January 2011 by Steve

“The Grangegorman Development Agency has spent almost €5,000 commissioning a survey of the bat population on the site of DIT’s new campus, amid concerns about the potential impact of the proposed development on its nocturnal inhabitants …” (more)

[John Downes, Sunday Tribune, 23 February]

Institutes of Technology want to form a university

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , , on 10 January 2011 by Steve

“Four Institutes of Technology have announced their desire to merge and become a technological university. Dublin Institute of Technology, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, the Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown and the Institute of Technology in Tallaght have held meetings together …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 10 January]

Colleges plan merger into first technical university

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , , on 10 January 2011 by Steve

“Four Dublin colleges are coming together in a bid to become the country’s first technological university …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 10 January]

Hunting for a ‘civic and technological university’ for Dublin

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , , , on 10 January 2011 by Steve

“Last week the Hunt report was leaked, and it will be formally launched tomorrow (I can’t say I’ve received an invitation to the event); but yesterday it was already being implemented by a number of institutions who have let it be known that they intend to make a joint bid for recognition as a new ‘technological university’ …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 10 January]