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]

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)

[See also Entry Requirements]
[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]

Four Dublin institutes of technology seek joint redesignation

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

“Four institutes of technology in Dublin are to make a joint bid for redesignation as a new-style ‘technological university’ …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 10 January]

New Dublin university to be announced this week

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , on 9 January 2011 by Steve

“Plans for a merger of four Dublin institutes of technology into a new ‘Technical University of Dublin’ are expected to be announced in the coming days, the Sunday Tribune has learned …” (more)

[John Downes, Sunday Tribune, 9 January]

New Dublin Uni to be announced this week, Letterkenny IT & Ulster Uni may merge

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , , , , on 9 January 2011 by Steve

“The Sunday Tribune reports today that it’s an expected that proposals to merge Dublin Institute of Technology, Tallaght Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and the Institute of Art, Design & Technology Dun Laoghaire will be announced this week …” (discussion thread)

[Politics.ie, 9 January]

Gathering or distributing the university?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 26 December 2010 by Steve

“Here’s a topic, perhaps, to distract you as you recover from your Christmas dinner. This last week the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) issued a recommendation to the Privy Council (to whom the task of deciding the matter is entrusted) that the UHI Millennium Institute should be awarded university status …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 26 December]

Damovo Ireland links 38 DIT locations

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 21 November 2010 by Steve

“Enterprise ICT solutions and service provider Damovo Ireland has won a three-year contract to provide Dublin Institute of Technology with a managed and monitored infrastructure solution across 38 locations in Dublin. The deal is worth about €100k …” (more)

[TechCentral.ie, 21 November]

Cash-strapped colleges offer web contract worth €120,000

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 7 November 2010 by Steve

“They may be facing unprecedented budgetary pressures at a time when the government is preparing to increases student fees, prompting tens of thousands of students to take to the street in protest last week. But this has not stopped the country’s Institutes of Technology (IOTs) and the Grangegorman-bound Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) advertising a valuable PR and communications contract …” (more)

[John Downes, Sunday Tribune, 7 November]

‘Privileged’ college students who trashed flat avoid convictions

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 28 October 2010 by Steve

“A pair of ‘privileged’ students who admitted their part in the trashing of a south Dublin apartment have been left without convictions after making donations to charity …” (more)

[Andrew Phelan, Herald, 28 October]

Grangegorman – still time to have your say

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 28 October 2010 by Steve

“If you want to have your say on the plan to redevelop Grangegorman in Dublin’s north city, there’s still time. The ambitious project which will turn the 70-acre site into a lively urban quarter including a DIT campus catering for 20,000 students, new HSE offices and purpose-built mental health facilities, is still on track …” (more)

[Irish Times, 28 October]

‘E’ now enough to pass maths

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 20 October 2010 by Steve

“A major third-level college has decided that Leaving Certificate students who get a failing E grade in higher level maths will now be deemed to have passed the subject. Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has announced the concession for the 2012 exams on top of also agreeing to introduce 25 points for a pass (minimum D3) at higher level …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 20 October]

‘No scope for redundancies’ at largest institutes

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , on 19 October 2010 by Steve

“Two of the country’s largest institutes of technology have indicated they have little or no scope for redundancies despite Department of Education suggestions that a collapse in apprentice training could leave dozens of lecturers surplus to requirement …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 19 October]

Minister hints at Tech university in upcoming Cabinet decision

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 1 October 2010 by Steve

“Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Innovation Batt O’Keeffe got tongues wagging in Waterford on Thursday, hinting that the Higher Education report, to be released in a few weeks, could have positive news for Waterford IT, Cork IT and Dublin IT, who have all applied for university upgrades …” (more)

[Munster Express, 1 October]

Invitation to the launch of RIAN – Ireland’s portal to Open Access research publications

Posted in research with tags , , on 1 October 2010 by Steve

“The Irish University Association is inviting interested parties to attend the launch of RIAN, Ireland’s portal to Open Access research publications on Wednesday, 20th October, 1.30pm – 4pm in the Convention Centre Dublin …” (more)

[Allison Kavanagh, DIT Aungier Street Library, 1 October]

Grangegorman yet to receive full funding

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 26 September 2010 by Steve

“… Despite a high-profile launch by Taoiseach Brian Cowen last Tuesday – where guests were provided with a detailed rundown of the plans for the entire project – it has also emerged that parts may also be delayed. This would occur if some 21 buildings owned or occupied by DIT do not raise a ‘conservative’ target of €158m when they are put on the property market from the start of 2013 …” (more)

[John Downes, Sunday Tribune, 26 September]