Archive for ITB

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]

Saudi students will ‘create jobs and boost the economy’

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , , on 3 November 2010 by Steve

“A new scholarship programme that will see Saudi students transfer to Irish Technology colleges will ‘create jobs and boost the regional economy’ …” (more)

[Shane Hulgraine, Silicon Republic, 3 November]

Blanch IT offers free tech courses to 128 job seekers

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 17 August 2010 by Steve

“The Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) is offering 128 free places on four of its technology-based courses starting in September for people currently unemployed under the Labour Market Activation Initiative …” (more)

[John Kennedy, Silicon Republic, 17 August]

College heads hold talks on creation of ‘super IT’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 17 June 2010 by Steve

“Secret talks have begun between four colleges which could lead to a combined ‘super institute of technology’ for the greater Dublin area. The Irish Independent has learned that the four presidents and chairs of the governing bodies of the respective colleges met recently, and more meetings are expected …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 17 June]

Distance learning comes a long way

Posted in teaching with tags , on 18 December 2009 by Steve

“Having courses come to the students – instead of the other way round – is the logical next step at Blanchardstown institute. From next year, students at Blanchardstown Institute of Technology (ITB) won’t have to show up for lectures. Instead, the courses will come to them …” (more)

[Gordon Smith, Irish Times, 18 December]