Institutes of technology top in third-level rankings despite running significant deficits

Ireland’s institutes of technology (ITs) have fared better than universities in the 2017 edition of U-Multirank. The study compares third level institutions under different headings including research, knowledge transfer and international orientation instead of overall rankings. Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and University College Cork (UCC) both received thirteen As, denoting very good scores out […]

Dublin City Council orders redesign of DIT Grangegorman student accommodation

Development plans to increase student accommodation near the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) Grangegorman campus have been criticised by Dublin City Council (DCC). The council has rejected two development plans and requested their redesign, arguing they could cause disruption for residents and commuters in the area.   The larger of the two plans would entail […]

DIT reverse garda vetting policy for access programme students

Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has reversed a decision to require Garda vetting as an entry requirement for this year’s intake of students on its Access Foundation programme.   In a statement issued to Campus.ie, Head of Admissions Frank Costello said: “there will not now be a requirement for Garda vetting at application stage.” The […]

DIT stands by vetting process for Access Foundation Programme

Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has advised applicants for its Access Foundation programme that Garda vetting is now an entry requirement for this year’s intake of students. The programme, which prepares students for third-level study, is for mature students and young adults who come from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The course intake is around 120 students, but unlike […]

Analysing Ireland’s high third level dropout rates

Introduction   “Approximately 1 in 6 students who start a college course are likely to leave the course before the end of first year”     The number of students studying at Irish third level institutions has risen dramatically in the past 50 years. As can be seen from the graphs next to the article, […]

500-bed student accommodation to be built at Gardiner Street site

The €60 million project project, due to be finished by 2017, will provide housing for students from both Trinity and DIT Bolton Street

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