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Dublin Institute of Technology
Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Bhaile Atha Cliath

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Established 1978
President Prof Brian Norton
Registrar Dr Thomas Duff
Faculty 1,188
Students 18,000
Alumni 50,000
Location Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Address Fitzwilliam House
30 Upper Pembroke Street
Dublin 2
Affiliations EUA
Website http://www.dit.ie

The Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) was established officially in 1992 under the Dublin Institute of Technology Act but had been previously set up in 1978 on an ad-hoc basis. The institution can trace its origins back to 1887 with the establishment of various technical institutions in Dublin, Ireland. The institution considers itself to be quite distinct from other Institutes of Technology in Ireland; it continues to build on its long tradition of providing education from certificate to doctorate level. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Registrar may refer to: In education, a registrar or registry is an official in an academic institution (a college, university, or secondary school) who handles student records. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... “Alumni” redirects here. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... The European University Association (EUA) is the main voice of the higher education community in Europe. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... A Regional Technical College (RTC) is a type of college in Ireland now replaced by an Institute of Technology (IT). ...


The institution is currently planning a single campus, the Grangegorman Campus, thus moving from its many city centre locations which has often been a source of criticism. In 1993 the institution was formally separated from the City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee, the colleges and their original year of foundation: Grangegorman is on the Northside of Dublin, Ireland. ... The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... This article is about the city in Ireland. ... A Vocational Education Committee (VEC) are committees in the Republic of Ireland that have charge of vocational schools, certain colleges and previously had authority over the Dublin Institute of Technology and the Regional Technical Colleges until 1992. ...

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In 1975 the University of Dublin entered an agreement whereby it conferred academic degrees at the colleges; this allowed these graduates a vote in the Dublin University constituency for Seanad Éireann representatives. This situation continued until 1998, when the institution was granted its own degree awarding powers. The institution sought university status in 1996; although the application was declined, the institution now has powers comparable to those of a university, and its degrees are recognised as such in Ireland. On completion of the Grangegorman Campus, university status is expected to be sought again. Mountjoy Square lies on the north side of Dublin. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... The University of Dublin, corporately designated the Chancellor, Doctors and Masters of the University of Dublin located in Dublin, Ireland, was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, making it Irelands oldest university. ... A B.A. issused as a certificate A degree is any of a wide range of status levels conferred by institutions of higher education, such as universities, normally as the result of successfully completing a program of study. ... Dublin University is a constituency in Ireland, which has been used to elect members of various legislative bodies including currently Seanad Éireann. ... The Seanad Chamber The Seanad meets in the former picture gallery in Leinster House. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


The institution currently offers a number of subdegree awards, including the DIT Certificate and DIT Diploma which are comparable to the National Certificate and National Diploma respectively. The institution awards Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees, and the Graduate Diploma; the institution now has to award at levels and criteria agreed with the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland. The National Certificate (NCert) (Irish: Teastais Náisiúnta) is a two-year broadly based higher education qualification in a technology discipline offered by an Institute of Technology or a HETAC designated institution in Ireland. ... The National Diploma (NDip) (Irish: Dioplóma Náisiúnta) is a three year ab initio specialised higher education qualification in a technology discipline offered by an Institute of Technology or other HETAC designated institution in the Republic of Ireland. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course that generally lasts three or four years. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... The Graduate Diploma or Higher Diploma in Ireland is a postgraduate award taken after a Bachelors degree. ... The National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI) was set up under the Qualifications (Education & Training) Act, 1999 to promote a framework in the further and higher education system outside the university system in Ireland. ...


Notable former students include

Patrick Bartholomew Ahern (known as Bertie Ahern, Irish: ; born 12 September 1951 in Cork) is an Irish politician. ... Darina Allen is an Irish chef, T.V. personality and founder of Ballymaloe Cookery School in Shanagarry, County Cork, Ireland. ... Robert Ballagh (born 1943) is an Irish artist. ... Brendan Francis Behan (Irish: Breandán Ó Beacháin) (February 9, 1923 - March 20, 1964) was an Irish poet, short story writer, novelist and playwright who wrote in both Irish and English. ... Carole Coleman is an RTE news reporter, who works as the Washington, D.C. correspondent for the show Prime Time. ... Marian Finucane (born 1950) is an Irish broadcaster with Radio Telefís Éireann. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Ray Kennedy is an Irish news journalist currently working as Ireland Correspondent for Sky News in Dublin. ... This article refers to the former Republic of Ireland football team manager, there is also a current football player Brian Kerr. ... Arthur Mathews (born 1959 in County Meath, Ireland) is a comedy writer who, often with writing partner Graham Linehan, has either written - or contributed to - a number of popular television comedies. ... Jim Mitchell (19 October 1946 - 2 December 2002) was a senior Irish politician who served in the cabinets of Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald (1981-82; 1982-87). ... Michael Nugent (born in 1961 in Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish writer. ... Stephen Roche (Irish: Stiofán de Róiste) was born November 28, 1959 in Dundrum near Dublin, Ireland and is a retired professional cyclist. ... Sam Stephenson (1934 - 9 November 2006) was a controversial Irish 20th century architect. ...

See also

The DIT Students Union is the representative body for all students in the Dublin Institute of Technology and it ensures there is a student voice at each level within the College. ... The Republic of Irelands education system is quite similar to that of most other western countries. ... This is a list of colleges and universities in the Republic of Ireland, some colleges are constituent colleges of universities. ...

External link

  • Official site - Dublin Institute of Technology

  Results from FactBites:
 
Dublin Institute of Technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (331 words)
The Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) was established officially in 1992 under the Dublin Institute of Technology Act but had been previously setup in 1978 on an ad-hoc basis.
The institution considers itself to be quite distinct from other Institutes of Technology in Ireland; it continues to build on its long tradition of providing education from certificate to doctorate level.
The institution sought university status in 1996; although the application was declined, the institution now has powers comparable to a those of a university, and its degrees are recognised as such in Ireland.
Institute of technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2106 words)
An institute of technology, or a polytechnic, is an institution of higher education specialising in technology, a vocational education institution specialized in technical education, or a mixture of both.
In the polytechnic sector: Wellington Polytechnic amalgamated with Massey University.
The Polytechnical Institutes (Institutos Politécnicos) of Portugal are not universities.
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