Archive for ITT

No place for ‘dodgy’ alternative medicine on third-level courses

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 10 February 2011 by Steve

“UCD and IT Tallaght are among Irish institutions offering courses that turn academia into quackademia and which should not be included in any serious curriculum …” (more)

[Paul O’Donoghue, Irish Times, 10 February]

CIT and WIT in partnership talks

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , on 18 January 2011 by Steve

“A partnership between third-level colleges in the south to form a technological university has been described by one college leader as a strong option …” (more)

[Conor Kane and Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 18 January]

Institutes of technology discuss possible mergers across sector

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , , , , , , on 11 January 2011 by Steve

“A number of institutes of technology are already discussing possible mergers which are to be urged in the long-awaited higher education strategy being published this morning …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 11 January]

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]

FEE at IT Tralee builds momentum towards democratic change

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 10 December 2010 by Steve

“It was an eventful week for ITT FEE in Kerry. On Monday FEE held a stall in the North Campus in order to engage with students about their concerns regarding the budget …” (more)

[Free Education for Everyone, 10 December]

Shock at high college dropout rate

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 29 October 2010 by Steve

“Almost one-in-three students at a Dublin college dropped out before reaching second-year — shocking new figures reveal. Institute of Technology Tallaght’s services courses (such as tourism, hospitality, sports and leisure courses) saw less than half of students progress to second year …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 29 October]

NUI Maynooth beat Tallaght IT to win CUSAI Sevens

Posted in Life with tags , , , on 16 October 2010 by Steve

“Local side NUI Maynooth emerged victorious in the CUSAI Autumn Rugby Sevens tournament at NUIM Barnhall on Wednesday. University of Limerick were top of the pile in the women’s event …” (more)

[Sports News Ireland, 15 October]

Tánaiste sends IT Tallaght building project to market under PPP model

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

“Major building work in the Institute of Technology in Tallaght moved a step further today after the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills, Mary Coughlan TD, announced that the second bundle of public-private partnership (PPP) projects in the third-level sector are going to market …” (more)

[Mary Coughlan, Fianna Fáil, 7 October]

Lecturers oppose setting aside of fail results

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 30 September 2010 by Steve

“The third-level system faces new controversy about an alleged ‘dumbing down’ of academic standards after the results of 36 students who failed an exam at Tralee Institute of Technology were set aside …” (more)

[Sean Flynn, Irish Times, 30 September]

College offers jobless graduates chance to upskill

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 4 September 2010 by Steve

“The Institute of Technology Tallaght has introduced a new course targeting unemployed graduates. Part of a partnership with private training firm Innovo, the college is looking to upskill 80 graduates or industry professionals from science, technology, engineering or business backgrounds …” (more)

[Ailish O’Hora, Independent, 4 September]

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]

Purcell Cup final

Posted in Life with tags , on 21 February 2010 by Steve

“Purcell Cup final result
DIT 1-5 IT Tralee 0-5;” (tweet)

[Camogie1, Twitter, 21 February]

Ashbourne Shield

Posted in Life with tags , , , on 20 February 2010 by Steve

“Ashbourne shield semi-final CIT 8-19 Athlone IT 0-2. Purcell Cup semi IT Tralee 2-10 Garda 0-1, Maynooth 0-13 DCU 1-5.” (tweet)

[Camogie1, Twitter, 20 February]

IT Tralee Students Hold Sit-In to Protest for More Suitable Library Hours

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 15 February 2010 by Steve

“Students at the Institute of Technology in Tralee will hold a ‘sit-in’ at their campus library today (February 15) in an attempt to secure more suitable opening hours at the facility. Hundred of students are expected to take part in the protest, which will take place from 1pm to 6pm in IT Tralee’s south campus library …” (more)

[Irish Press Releases, 15 February]

Tralee lecturer has angle on mystery of geometry

Posted in research with tags , on 18 September 2009 by Steve

Ireland“A Tralee-based mathematician is believed to have helped solve an 80-year-old mathematical conundrum, widely recognised as notoriously difficult, and has been invited to address leading international mathematics and physics institutions. Since posting their solution to a seemingly unsolvable geometry problem on a respected maths site on the internet, Institute of Technology Tralee lecturer Dr Brendan Guilfoyle and his collaborator Dr Wilhelm Klingenberg of Durham University have received invitations to address their peers …” (more)

[Anne Lucey, Irish Times, 18 September]