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Dublin
Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as DIT) (Irish: Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Bhaile Atha Cliath) is one of the largest higher education institutions in Ireland. It has been ranked in Times Higher Education’s top 100 university-level institutions globally under 50 years old.[2] Established in its present form by legislation in 1992, the institution has a continuous unbroken history stretching back to 1887 with the establishment of the first technical education institution in Ireland. It is recognised particularly for degree and postgraduate programmes in Product Design, Mechanical Engineering, Architecture, Engineering, Science, Marketing, Hospitality, Music, Optometry, Pharmaceuticals, Construction, Digital Media
Digital Media
and Journalism. Influential contributions to policy debates have often placed Dublin
Dublin
Institute of Technology at the heart of many diverse aspects of public life in Dublin. Alumni of the Dublin
Dublin
Institute of Technology include many of Ireland's leading writers, artists, politicians and business leaders as well as many international figures successful in arts, architecture and business.[3] DIT's students have come from all parts of the world. Spin-out businesses from DIT employ over 1,400 people.[citation needed]

Contents

1 Academics 2 Research 3 History 4 Partnerships 5 Ranking 6 National Optometry
Optometry
Centre 7 Community outreach 8 Campus

8.1 Grangegorman
Grangegorman
Campus

9 Student life

9.1 Students' Union 9.2 Sport

10 Notable alumni 11 Future plans 12 See also 13 References 14 External links

Academics[edit] Dublin
Dublin
Institute of Technology has circa 20,000 students. Degrees are awarded for undergraduate programmes and both taught and research postgraduate programmes. Academically DIT comprises twenty-seven large "Schools" grouped into four broad Colleges; Engineering
Engineering
and Built Environment, Business, Science
Science
and Health and Arts and Tourism. These also contribute to the research activities of an overarching Graduate Research School and to four cross-institutional Research Institutes that bring together over seventy research centres and groups. DIT also has various technology transfer and commercial units. Current faculty include David Brophy, conductor, Gráinne Mulvey, composer, Bernie Sherlock, conductor, Jane O'Leary, pianist and composer, John Feeley, guitarist, Kieran Hanrahan, traditional Irish musician, Mike Nielsen, jazz guitarist and composer, Ciarán Cuffe, urban planner, Mairtin Mac Con Iomaire, culinary arts. Previous faculty members include Pat Kenny, Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ and Newstalk) news and current affairs presenter, Joan Burton, Teachta Dála (TD), Minister for Social Protection, Frank Harte, Irish traditional singer and architect, Hugh McFadden, poet, Seán Dublin Bay Rockall Loftus, politician, Brid Grant, Dean of Arts, University of Connecticut, Desmond Fennell, writer and cultural philosopher, Lelia Doolan, TV and film producer, Peter Sutherland, lawyer and politician. John T. Lewis, mathematician and physicist and Bernadette Greevy, mezzo-soprano. Research[edit] Dedicated research facilities include the Focas Research Institute with extensive spectroscopy, microscopy and holography facilities. It also houses "CREST"; an international centre supported by Enterprise Ireland
Ireland
for paint and surface coating development. Antennae research is associated with the multi-institution "CTVR"; The Centre for Telecommunications Value-added Research.[4] Recently research supported by Science
Science
Foundation Ireland
Ireland
in the Dublin
Dublin
Energy Lab, water sciences, air quality, food preservation and environmental health and safety are being co-located in a major new building at the Grangegorman
Grangegorman
new city centre campus together with an additional "Hothouse" start-up business incubator for new DIT spin-off companies. Hothouse has nurtured, amongst other firms, Smart Wall Paint
Paint
and Moletest. History[edit] The first of DIT's predecessor colleges, the City of Dublin
Dublin
Technical Schools was founded in 1887 by Arnold Felix Graves. The College of Technology joined with other institutions to form a federation of colleges in 1978.[5] The constituent colleges were, with their original year of foundation:

College of Technology, Kevin Street (1887) College of Music, Chatham Row (1890) College of Commerce, Rathmines (1901) College of Marketing
Marketing
and Design, Mountjoy Square
Mountjoy Square
(1905) College of Technology, Bolton Street (1911) College of Catering, Cathal Brugha Street
Cathal Brugha Street
(1941)

Dublin
Dublin
Institute of Technology was established officially by legislation as a single institution in 1992 under the Dublin
Dublin
Institute of Technology Act.[6] In 1975 the University of Dublin
Dublin
entered into an agreement whereby it conferred academic degrees at the colleges that formed Dublin Institute of Technology; this allowed these graduates a vote in the University of Dublin
Dublin
constituency for Seanad Éireann
Seanad Éireann
representatives. This continued until 1998, when Dublin
Dublin
Institute of Technology was granted its own autonomous degree-awarding powers under the Dublin Institute of Technology Act 1992 The predecessor colleges were recognised as centres of excellence in their areas of specialism and, following the establishment of Dublin Institute of Technology, their expertise formed the nucleus of an internal structure comprising, with their then locations:

Faculty of Applied Arts, Mountjoy Square, Rathmines, Clarendon Row, Portland Row, Temple Bar Faculty of the Built Environment, Bolton Street and Linenhall Faculty of Business, Mountjoy Square
Mountjoy Square
and Rathmines, latterly Aungier Street Faculty of Engineering, Bolton Street, Kevin Street, Beresford Street Faculty of Science, Kevin Street Faculty of Tourism and Food, Cathal Brugha Street, Sackville Place and Kevin Street

In 1992 Michael O'Donnell became the first interim President. He was succeeded as President in 1993 by Brendan Goldsmith. An application for university designation in 1996 was declined but with the expert panel viewing the institution as on a trajectory for university designation. Dublin
Dublin
Institute of Technology now has a scope of activities and variety of powers identical to those of a university, and its degrees are recognised as such both in Ireland
Ireland
and internationally. For twenty-five years, Dublin
Dublin
Institute of Technology has had legislative authority to award Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees that comply fully with the Irish national qualifications framework originally put in place by the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland.The present internal structure of four colleges and a graduate school has been in place since 2012. DIT has awarded Professorships
Professorships
since 2003. DIT has a Governing Body comprising distinguished representatives of public, including Dublin Lord Mayors (such as formerly Maurice Ahern and Mary Freehill), social and industrial groups, faculty, staff and students, it is chaired by Professor Tom Collins.

Professor Tom Collins, chair of the DIT Governing Body and former president of RCSI-Bahrain

Partnerships[edit] In common with other Irish universities, DIT validates programmes taught in other institutions in Dublin
Dublin
such as Pulse College, based in the Windmill Lane Studios, the Digital Skills Academy and the British and Irish Modern Music
Music
Institute BA programme. There are extensive student exchange and joint research programmes with leading universities in India, China, Brazil, Australia, the USA and across Europe. DIT are lead partners in the Mozambique
Mozambique
Eyecare Project. As part of the project, an undergraduate course in Optometry has been established at Universidade Lurio, Nampula. The first of its kind in Mozambique. Other partners on the project are University of Ulster and International Centre for Eyecare Education. There are strong links with Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences
Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences
across many subjects, with Columbia College Chicago
Columbia College Chicago
in design and media and with Purdue University
Purdue University
across many disciplines including a joint master's degree programme. There are strong student and staff exchanges with Grenoble School of Management. DIT accredits programmes at Middle East College in Oman. Ranking[edit] Dublin
Dublin
Institute of Technology was named "Best Institute of Technology" in 2010 and 2016 by the Sunday Times. It came 94th in the 2014[7] and 2015 Times Higher Education
Times Higher Education
100 under 50 Ranking of universities worldwide. It came 157th in the UI Greenmetric Ranking of World Universities in 2013.[8] The 2012 QS World University Rankings puts DIT in the 451–500 bracket worldwide and in the 350th position for Engineering
Engineering
& Technology; DIT's best result in the same ranking was when it came 326th in the worldwide ranking in 2009.[9]

The yellow building is public clinic of the NOC

National Optometry
Optometry
Centre[edit] The National Optometry
Optometry
Centre (NOC) located at the junction of Kevin Street and New Bride Street
New Bride Street
is a state-of-the-art facility and the only such centre in Ireland. The main function of the NOC is to facilitate clinical training for Optometry
Optometry
students. The Centre is developing specialised clinics in areas such as paediatrics, low vision and contact lenses. It will also offer eye examinations, spectacles and contact lenses to the general public. Free eye examinations are offered to DIT students. Community outreach[edit] Embedded in the life of Dublin
Dublin
city centre, DIT has built very strong and diverse links with its neighbouring communities and schools. The Access and Civic Engagement service provides extensive programmes that enable those from traditionally under-represented groups to study at DIT. These include many highly successful access routes for children in secondary schools where there has been no tradition of continuing to third level education. It has also made even earlier interventions in schools, for example the 'Pathways through Education' supports students in making the transition into secondary school. Campus[edit] Dublin
Dublin
Institute of Technology is spread across 10 locations in Dublin city, which are currently being amalgamated into a central campus at Grangegorman. Grangegorman
Grangegorman
Campus[edit]

Dublin
Dublin
Institute of Technology, Grangegorman
Grangegorman
Campus

The Institute plans to consolidate to a single campus in the centre of Dublin, at Grangegorman.[10] The campus is located 1km from O’Connell Street, with Smithfield to the south; Stoneybatter to the west; Broadstone to the east; and Phibsboro
Phibsboro
and the North Circular Road to the north. The Grangegorman
Grangegorman
campus is currently home to students in Fine Art, Product Design, Visual Communications, Photography and Social Sciences.[11] The development of the new consolidated city-centre campus is undertaken by the Grangegorman Development Agency. The campus is served by the Luas
Luas
(Green Line) and the closest station is Grangegorman. An adjacent station, DIT Broadstone, is operational although at present there is no direct access to the campus. This will be opened up once the development of the campus is complete.

DIT's Kevin St building; currently home to most science and health programmes, the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Engineering
and the DIT School of Computing.

DIT's Cathal Brugha St building; currently home to hospitality and culinary programmes including the DIT School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology, in the photograph can be seen the sculpture of "The Three Graces" by Gabriel Hayes

DIT's Mountjoy Square
Mountjoy Square
building which houses the International Office and international foundation programmes, shown during snowfall in 2010

Student life[edit] Students' Union[edit] Main article: DIT Students' Union The DIT Students' Union is the representative body for all students in the Dublin
Dublin
Institute of Technology and it ensures there is a student voice at each level within the College. All students within the Institute are automatically members. In addition it promotes Clubs, Societies and other non-academic activities and provides a range of services for its members. Sport[edit] See also: DIT GAA DIT has more than 40 student clubs,[12] including Gaelic Athletic Association, Football, Handball, rifle shooting, waterpolo, archery, basketball, kite surfing and many more. In 2013 Dublin
Dublin
Institute of Technology won the Sigerson Cup, the premier Gaelic Football
Football
Championship among Irish Higher Education institutions. DIT's hurlers won the Kehoe Cup in 2007 and the Walsh Cup Shield in 2013. Outdoor and indoor sports facilities are being developed at Grangegorman
Grangegorman
and at Broom Bridge. The latter is adjacent to Broombridge railway station
Broombridge railway station
and the canal bridge where Sir William Rowan Hamilton first wrote the fundamental formula for quaternions. Notable alumni[edit] Main article: Alumni of the Dublin
Dublin
Institute of Technology Future plans[edit] The institution is currently in a formal process[13][14] leading to designation as a technological university, jointly with two other institutions, Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown and Institute of Technology, Tallaght.[15][16] See also[edit]

Education in the Republic of Ireland List of higher education institutions in the Republic of Ireland Grangegorman
Grangegorman
Development Agency

References[edit]

^ "Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Engineering
DIT" (PDF). DIT SEEE. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 January 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2016.  ^ "DIT makes 'top100' for up-and-coming third-level institution". Irish Times. 30 April 2014.  ^ Robinson, Jimmie (2007). From Certificates to Doctorates,by Degrees; Dublin
Dublin
Institute of Technology - a Photographic Memoir. ISBN 978-1-84218-143-0.  ^ "CTVR website".  ^ Duff, Tom; et al. (2000). The Story of Dublin
Dublin
Institute of Technology. Blackhall Press. ISBN 1-842180-13-4.  ^ http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1992/en/act/pub/0015/index.html ^ "DIT makes 'top100' for up-and-coming third-level institution". Irish Times. 30 April 2014.  ^ "Greenmetric rankings 2013". Archived from the original on 1 February 2014.  ^ "2012 QS World University Rankings: Dublin
Dublin
Institute of Technology", QS Top Universities, 2012, retrieved 18 November 2012  ^ "Finishing touches as DIT campus opens in the heart of city". Irish Times. 4 September 2014.  ^ "DIT opens new campus in Grangegorman
Grangegorman
to first students". Irish Independent. 10 September 2014.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 March 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2014.  ^ "ITs or Tech Unis". Irish Times. 16 February 2014.  ^ "The transforming landscape of higher education in Ireland". Public Affairs Ireland. 4 April 2014.  ^ DIT seeks an upgrading to university – Latest News, Education, Independent.ie, 20 October 2006, retrieved 13 September 2010  ^ Peter McGuire (15 March 2016). "Technological universities: are they really such a good idea?". The Irish Times. 

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Schools and colleges in County Dublin

Primary

CBS Eblana CBC Monkstown Gaelscoil Bhaile Brigín Glasnevin National School John Scottus School Kildare Place National School Lindsay Road National School Lycée Français d'Irlande Our Lady's Primary Schools Scoil Lorcáin St. Joseph's Boys National School St. Josephs BNS St. Kilian's German School St. Pius X National School Willow Park School Zion Parish Primary School

Secondary

Alexandra College Ardscoil La Salle Ardscoil Rís Artane Industrial school Belvedere College Blackrock College Carriglea Park Carriglea Park Castleknock College Castleknock Community College Catholic University School CBS Eblana CBC Monkstown Chanel College Clonkeen College Coláiste Éanna Coláiste Eoin Coláiste Íosagáin Coláiste Moibhí Coláiste Phádraig Coolmine Community School De La Salle College Dominican College Drimnagh Castle Gaelcholáiste Reachrann Gonzaga College Greendale Community School High School Dublin The Institute of Education King's Hospital Kylemore College Loreto Abbey Loreto College Lucan Community College Lycée Français d'Irlande Manor House School Marian College Maryfield College Mercy College Mount Anville Mount Temple Moyle Park College Muckross Park College Newpark Comprehensive School Oatlands College O'Connell School Pobalscoil Íosa Portmarnock Community School Pobalscoil Iosolde Pobalscoil Neasáin Rockbrook Park Sancta Maria College St Columba's College Sandford Park Sandymount High School St. Aidan's CBS St. Andrew's College St Benildus College St Conleth's College St. Enda's School St. Fintan's High School St. Joseph's Secondary C.B.S., Fairview St Kevin's CBS St. Kilian's German School St Mac Dara's Community College St Mary's College St Michael's College St Paul's College St. Vincent's CBS St. Vincent's Industrial School Synge Street CBS Templeogue College Terenure College Wesley College

Tertiary

Ballyfermot College of Further Education Beaumont Hospital Collinstown Park Community College Connolly Hospital Dublin
Dublin
City University Dublin
Dublin
Institute of Technology Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology Eye and Ear Hospital Inchicore College of Further Education Institute of Public Administration Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown Kilroy's College King's Inns Liberties College Marino Institute of Education Mater Misericordiae University Hospital National College of Art and Design National College of Ireland National Performing Arts School New Media Technology College Ringsend Technical Institute Royal College of Science Royal College of Surgeons Senior College Dun Laoghaire St. James's Hospital St. Vincent's Industrial School St. Vincent's University Hospital Tallaght Hospital Trinity College, Dublin
Dublin
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