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Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:34:09 EST
<![CDATA[TU4Dublin Alliance says new Act paves the way for exciting new Technological University development in Dublin ]]> The Alliance, which includes Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) and the Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT), said the ambition now was to bring the TU4Dublin project to fruition and create the first technological university in Dublin, heralding a new era in higher education in Ireland.

Professor Tom Collins, chair of the Joint Governing Bodies Strategy Steering Group, said: "Significant hard work and commitment since 2011 across our three Dublin institutions has helped us to arrive at this point. Now that the requisite legislation has been passed, we are in the strong position of being able to make the final, compelling case to become Ireland's first technological university (TU). The new TU framework in Ireland provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the national education system in a way that reflects the educational demands and economic needs of Ireland in the twenty-first century. We are hopeful now that the extensive preparatory work that we have undertaken to ensure we meet the criteria for technological university designation will result in a successful application."

Professor Brian Norton, President DIT, said: "This is an exciting milestone that now paves the way for us to take the final step towards application for designation as a Technological University here in Dublin. We have been laying the groundwork for some time in this respect and we believe that a successful application for TU designation will be transformative in terms of the overall social, cultural and economic impact in the Greater Dublin Region and for the international competitiveness of higher education in Ireland."

Mr Thomas Stone, President ITT, said: "Our goal for the TU4Dublin project from the outset has been to become the leader in the new technological university movement in this country and an integral part of a new education continuum in Ireland. Now that the Act has been passed, the onus is on us to make the clear and unequivocal case in our application that the TU4Dublin proposition will result in a high-quality educational offering that is best-in-class and that can compete with the best institutions internationally."

Dr Diarmuid O'Callaghan, President ITB, said: "If successful in our application, our goal is to make any potential new technological university in Dublin a centre of educational excellence that is practice-based and research-informed. The TU4Dublin project has the ambition of meeting the diverse needs of learners in a rapidly changing knowledge environment that helps them build rewarding and meaningful careers in the global knowledge economy".

The TU4Dublin project, which originated with the publication of the Hunt Report, began in 2011 when DIT, ITB and ITT signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing the Technological University for Dublin Alliance. Since then the three members of the Alliance have collaborated to develop a programme of partnership with the objective of seeking TU designation. Work is now well advanced to prepare a formal application which will be submitted to the Higher Education Authority for assessment against the criteria that have been established for Technological University designation. The HEA will then invite an international panel to visit Dublin to evaluate the final application. Following their deliberations and recommendation, the Minister for Education and Skills will make the final decision on designation.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:54:18 EST
<![CDATA[ITB hosts Gourmet Food Parlour O'Connor Cup ]]>
In total, 15 games were played over the 3 days between ITB and Abbotstown. The weekend was a spectacle for all supporters as all teams put on a showcase of the high standard of ladies football at third level across Ireland. The final game of the weekend was a thrilling final between DCU and UL, DCU edging the victory thanks to a last-minute point from DCU captain, Aisling Maloney.

The winners were as follows:

Gourmet Food Parlour O Connor Cup - DCU
Gourmet Food Parlour O Connor Cup Shield - Queens University Belfast
Gourmet Food Parlour Donaghy Cup - RCSI
Gourmet Food Parlour Moynihan Cup - St.Marys Belfast
Gourmet Food Parlour Lagan Cup - Ulster University Coleraine
Gourmet Food Parlour Lynch Cup - UUJ
Gourmet Food Parlour Giles Cup - WIT

Well done to all teams that competed over the weekend and a huge congratulations to those who took home the Cups.

We would like to thank and acknowledge the many people involved in making this event the success that it was. In particular, the work of Ronan Keaskin (Sports Development Officer), Cormac Moussally and Andre Berg (Sports Development Interns) and the two ITB Sports Management and Coaching students Leah Bergin and Alice McNally, together with all the other volunteers.

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:42:16 EST
<![CDATA[ITB Open Evening April 17th 5pm - 7pm ]]>

Our next Open Evening takes place on April 17th from 5pm to 7pm. If you are interested in applying for a fulltime or a part time course in 2018, this event is highly recommended. Staff and students from all disciplines will be present at the event and will be happy to answer questions about studying at ITB.

A full schedule of the open evening will be published here shortly.

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:52:48 EST
<![CDATA[New Bus Service Announced ]]>
The 139 is a National Transport Authority (NTA) initiative and will be run for NTA as a Public Service Obligation (PSO) by JJ Kavanagh & Sons under the "Transport For Ireland" brand. "Transport For Ireland" or TFI is the single public transport brand which the NTA has developed to promote and integrate public transport in Ireland.

As a PSO route, fares for the service are set by NTA, and are fully consistent with fares on similar journeys elsewhere on the bus network in the Greater Dublin Area. Schedules and timetables are also set by NTA.

For further details, please see

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 11:05:12 EST
<![CDATA[SciFest @ITB 2018 ]]>Friday 16th March 2018.

SciFest 2017 saw over 200 secondary school students from Dublin, Meath and Kildare exhibit their impressive discoveries and explorations.

For full details, please visit

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 11:54:26 EST
<![CDATA[Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, guest of honour at ITB ]]>
Launched at the event was the Centre for Higher Education Research, Policy and Practice (CHERPP). The centre was established as the result of an international partnership between the TU4D partners and our Canadian partners the University of Ontario (UOIT) and Durham College. Located on the ITB campus grounds, the centre will promote international and cross-cultural research on Higher Education by enabling academic staff from both countries to work on joint projects.
Simultaneously, the TU4D partners also announced that a partnership with the Centre for Universal Design at the National Disability Authority, the UOIT and Durham College, who will host the Universal Design and Higher Education in Transformation Congress (UDHEIT2018), at Dublin Castle from 30th October to 2nd November 2018. The four day event will bring key experts together from industry, education, government and non-government organisation sectors to share experiences and knowledge in design, diversity and education. The underpinning theme for the event is to transform our world through diversity, design and education.

A key part of the event included an exhibition of student work which was a fantastic showcase of the spectrum and diversity of each of our academic departments.

The media release for the event is available here

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:39:20 EST
<![CDATA[ITB Learn + Work Programme now open for applications ]]>
This innovative programme combines training at ITB along with blocks of work placement and can help you to get the necessary training and experience to ready you for the many career opportunities in a number of industry growth areas. The work experience gives learners the opportunity to apply their learning, be coached by industry experts and develop the work ready skills to gain employment upon graduation.

Currently ITB have the following programmes available under the Learn + Work model:

BSc in Process Instrumentation & Automation

Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Networking technologies

Applications may be made directly to ITB via our website.

For further information, please email or call 01 885 1035

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 10:24:53 EST