EduCo in Ireland, International Education

From DIT to TU Dublin: How the new technological university will benefit international students

EduCo Ireland Managing Director Jacob Kestner is encouraging education agents to prepare their students for the establishment of a new university – Technological University of Dublin (TU Dublin). “It will be Ireland’s first university formed out of a consortium of three technological institutes including Dublin Institute of Technology which will be ready for the 2019 intake of students,” he says, “and this will be a good opportunity to plan ahead.”

International students stand to benefit from the hundreds of programmes at undergraduate and post-graduate levels resulting from the alliance formed by the 3 technological institutes: DIT, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and Institute of Technology Tallaght. Tom Collins, chair of the governing body for the 3 institutes, says, “This is the historic culmination of 7 years of hard work and commitment on the part of our 3 institutes.”

The establishment of a new university from a consortium of institutes is an offshoot of the Irish government’s Technological Universities Act wherein four new universities will be created as part of Ireland’s National Strategy for Higher Education to 2030.

Sustained innovation and research

Students get to enjoy the long-standing tradition of innovation and research carried over from Dublin Institute of Technology to the new university including partnerships with industries which provide the venue for students to showcase their marketable ideas into products and services that benefit society.

They also get to choose the best academic programmes according to their interests and preferences with the hundreds of options available to them.

The research partnerships and industry tie-ups equip graduates to be better prepared for the challenges of a global economy with the wide selection of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses, which can all be found in the EduCo Course Finder.

Current DIT students and graduates

All students will automatically be registered as students of Technological University Dublin once the new university is officially designated and will be conferred graduates of TU Dublin. In addition, they will have access to all library services and other facilities across campuses once the system is in place.

Those that have already graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology will also be recognised by HR professionals as having been conferred a degree from TU Dublin as the new legal name after the official designation of the new university takes effect in 2019.