20 Jul 2018: DIT to become first Technological University

Dublin Institute of Technology has been successful in its application to become the first Technological University (TU) in Ireland (see news here). Mathematical Sciences is at the centre of technological education and TU Dublin will be the first new Irish university to be established this century. This offers great opportunities for the new instittuion and, in particular, mathematics and statistics within the TU (which will distinguish itself by its practice-based and research-informed programmes, offering opportunities for students from all backgrounds to prepare for rewarding careers that contribute to the future of our society and economy).

DIT, ITT and ITB will be superseded by the new university in January 2019 and, from Febraury onwards, our graduates will be conferred with the first TU Dublin awards. This is a very exciting development and, with the move of the College of Sciences & Health to the new Grangegorman campus in 2020, will support us in developing our highly-skilled, technical graduates for the future.

There will be no immediate changes to the School’s programmes but we are looking forward to playing a central role in the technological education provided by the new TU.