Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has now been renamed Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) effective 1 January and all former graduates will be considered TU Dublin alumni after the formal establishment of Ireland’s first university formed out of a consortium of three technical institutes – Dublin Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Tallaght and Institute of Technology Blanchardstown.
The establishment of a new university from an alliance 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.
Professor David FitzPatrick has been named as the first president of the new institution with campuses in Grangegorman, Blanchardstown and Tallaght comprised of 28,000 students and over 3,000 staff. This effectively makes TU Dublin the largest academic institution of higher learning in Ireland.
“This is an exciting time for international students as they get to enjoy a network of connections with other students from different backgrounds as well as access to research facilities, industry tie-ups and an alumni network whose members are scattered in at least 70 countries all over the world,” says EduCo Ireland Managing Director Jacob Kestner.
Students get to enjoy the long-standing tradition of innovation and research carried over from DIT to the new university including partnerships with industries which provide the venue for students to showcase their marketable ideas and turn them into products and services that benefit society. They also get to choose the best academic programs 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.