DIT Dublin Institute of Technology
Dublin Institute of Technology is distinguished by staff that bring innovation and scholarship to all its fields of study and by its unashamedly vocational mission.
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With a history stretching back over one hundred and twenty years, the Institute's alumni have played important roles in technical and scientific innovation, economic and social development and culture and education both in Ireland and internationally.
Dublin Institute of Technology provides lively environments for interaction among students and between students and staff. Dublin Institute of Technology students participate in a wide array of extra-curricular activities and clubs. Being located at the heart of the social, cultural and business life of Ireland's capital city, Dublin Institute of Technology provides rich opportunities for intellectual and personal development strongly grounded in our commitment to provide courses for careers.
The Dublin Institute of Technology was established as an autonomous institution under the DIT Act in 1992, but its origins go back to 1887 and the establishment of technical education in Ireland. The Institute continues to build on its long and proud tradition of providing education to the highest levels.
The DIT Act 1992 provided for the formation of the Dublin Institute of Technology by bringing together six colleges of higher education formerly under the City of Dublin Vocational Educational Committee. These were:
College of Technology, Kevin Street - founded in 1887, College of Music, Chatham Row - founded in 1890, College of Commerce, Rathmines - founded 1901, College of Marketing and Design, Mountjoy Square - founded in 1905, College of Technology, Bolton Streeet - founded in 1911, College of Catering, Cathal Brugha Street - founded in 1941.
These colleges had provided much-needed education services, pioneering technician and technologist training and education, both to meet the needs of industry and to develop the students individual potential. Their graduates played an enormous role in the development of industry, business and the community in Ireland throughout the 20th century.
By 1992, these colleges were recognised as centres of excellence in their areas of specialism and following the establishment of the Institute, their expertise formed the nucleus of the Faculty structure within DIT today. Now DIT, as the largest third-level institution in Ireland, continues to build on those solid foundations and to respond to the social, cultural and educational needs of Ireland in the 21st century.
Dublin Institute of Technology,
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