Mumbai: The genesis of Ireland’s first Technological University has come in place after the merger of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) and the Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT) earlier during this year. The merger has created an inclusive and open learning experience offering pathways to graduation from apprenticeship to PhD level to a diverse range of students.
The emphasis of the TU Dublin student experience is on practice, with a range of opportunities in the curriculum applying theory to real-world challenges through problem-based learning, active citizenship, work-placement opportunities, project work, active learning, community-based learning, research, and engagement with contemporary practitioners.
TU Dublin Spokesperson – Dr. Robert Flood, Head of International Affairs said, “The establishment of TU Dublin is a once in a generation change in Ireland’s Higher Education landscape and carries the opportunity to create a step-change in engagement, innovation and enterprise within the regional socio-economic environment.”
“We look forward to the welcoming students and academic partners to this pioneering university, where our students, staff and societal partners will collaborate on academic programmes that will prepare Ireland’s skilled graduates of tomorrow.” He further added
With 28,500 students TU Dublin is the University where arts, business, science, engineering, and technology converge creating synergies and opportunities and connecting students, staff, employers, researchers and the wider academic community in potential transformation and growth.
Talking about Ireland’s first Technological University Mr. Barry O’Driscoll, Senior Education Adviser, Education in Ireland said, “We are proud to announce the establishment of TU Dublin, one of the largest third- level educators in Ireland. The university provides an inclusive and open learning experience offering pathways to graduation, from foundation to undergraduate to PhD, to students from all over the world.”
TU Dublin is located on campuses spanning the three largest centers of population in the Greater Dublin Region – Dublin City, Blanchardstown and Tallaght. The new state of the art Grangegorman campus on a 73-acre site in the heart of Dublin City is being developed as a location that encourages and supports knowledge advancement, sustainable development and inclusive education.
Offering over 200 programmes to students from more than 85 countries, across disciplines including Creative and Performing Arts, Humanities, Built Environment, Engineering, Business, Sciences and Health, Tourism, Food and Sports, TU Dublin is the only university in Ireland that offers a number of specialized programmes such as Optometry, Human Nutrition, Transport & Logistics, Horticulture, Environmental Health and Tourism Marketing.
The registrations for the September 2019 intake have begun and prospective Indian students can start applying for their preferred course.