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DIT, ITT and ITB will be superseded by the new university in January 2019 and, from Febraury onwards, our graduates will be conferred with the first TU Dublin awards.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.

20 Jun 2018: Congratulations to our newest PhD graduate

Alan Compelli has become the latest doctoral student of the School of Mathematical Sciences to successfully defend his thesis. We heartily congratulate Alan on this excellent achievement and on his outstanding research. Alan was supervised by Dr Rosen Ivanov and examined by Prof Joachim Escher. Alan has been appointed to a postdoctoral position at UCC collaborating with Dr David Henry and we wish him every success with his future research.

Alan is a graduate of our part-time undergraduate programmes and our MSc programmes.

20 Mar 2018: School to hold part-time open evening 11 April 2018

The School of Mathematical Sciences will be hosting an information, open evening for anyone interested in finding out more about opportunities for part-time study in the School. The open evening will take place:

Wednesday 11 April 2018
5.30pm — 7pm

Staff Common Room, Fourth Floor, Main Building, DIT Kevin Street.

The School offers part-time undergraduate programmes in mathematics at higher certificate, ordinary degree and honours degree levels as well as continuing professional development opportunities including a CPD Diploma in Data Analysis for Professionals. Our part-time postgraduate programmes include MSc Applied Mathematics and Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Statistics. It is also possible to study for a research degree part-time.

Lecturers and programme coordinators will be on hand on the night to discuss the programmes, entry requirements and workload. Our programmes are delivered in the evenings and allow students to balance study with work and family life. If you would like to come to the open evening please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

20 May 2018: Mathematical Nueroscience at the Pint of Science Festival

Dr John Butler, a lecturer in the School of Mathematical Sciences, recently gave an overview of his work on movement disorders and computational neuroscience during the recent Pint of Science Festival, 14 – 16 May. John has many research interests including nueroscience and his work was well suited to the session entitled The Brain: using it, abusing it and harnessing it. The event on 14 May was sold out and was a great success.

20 Mar 2018: College of Sciences & Health CAO Open Day will take place on 14 April

The College of Sciences & Health will be hosting an open day on Saturday 14 April 2018. If you are interested in the programmes in science and mathematics available at DIT and would like to talk to staff involved in delivering them why not come along? The School of Mathematical Sciences will be there and there will be an opportunity to speak to lecturers on the day.